January 17, 2022

Saint Anthony of Egypt with a Tau cross

Saint Anthony of Egypt

Saint Anthony was a solitary ascetic who practiced great mortification yet drew many people to himself. He responded by founding an early form of monastic life. He lived until age 105.

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Imitate King’s ‘prophetic witness’ in work for justice, archbishop says

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops urged all people of goodwill to commemorate the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the Jan. 17 holiday named for him by remembering “not only the justice he pursued, but how he pursued it.”

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Answering Love’s Call

“Love has asked a lot of me lately,” says this author who tells about her journey to care for a young boy.

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Sending Compassion

Bryan Stevenson, an African-American, Harvard-trained attorney, writes: “The people who haven’t earned it, who haven’t even sought it, are the most meaningful recipients of our compassion… “

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Dr. King’s Undying Dream

When King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963, 250,000 people in DC stood spellbound. It’s perhaps the most important oration of the 20th century.

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