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Minneapolis StarTribune

November 11, 2018
Test of faith: The unchurching of America – Fastest growing religion is ‘none

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Waseca County News

October 17, 2017
Buddhist Community Takes Over Janesville Retreat Center

Sisters of Holy Francis at te Holy Spirit Retreat Center
The Sisters of Holy Francis at the Holy Spirit Retreat Center in rural Janesville: (Left to right) Carmen Fonnek, JoAnn Haney, Jennifer Corbett, Charlotte Hefby and Monique Schwirtz. (Dana Melius/Waseca County News)

Mankato Free Press

June 11, 2018
New Beginnings – Rural Janesville Retreat Center Changes Owners

Monks at revealing new sign at the Metta Meditation Center in Janesville, MN
Open house attendees stood near a sign for the Metta Meditation Center in rural Janesville. The property near Lake Elysian formerly was used as a retreat center operated by Catholic nuns with the Sisters of St. Francis of Rochester.