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Pope Francis on His Love for Mary

Pope Francis has had a lifelong devotion to the Blessed Mother. Here are some of this thoughts, in his own words. By Alicia von Stamwitz

God encourages us to forgive ourselves.

Jesus’ Forgotten Commandment: Forgive Yourself

The key to loving your neighbor is learning how to love yourself. By Richard B. Patterson, PhD

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St. Anthony Messenger

Celebration of Body and Soul

A sports journalist reflects on the spirituality of physical activity. By B.G. Kelley

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St. Anthony Messenger

Angry with God

A vibrant relationship with God requires that we own our emotions—even anger. By Richard B. Patterson, Phd

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St. Anthony Messenger

What a dog taught me about God

What a Dog Taught Me about God

Like our four-legged friends, we are devoted followers of God, our beloved owner. By Phyllis Schomaker

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St. Anthony Messenger

What can we learn from a simple plant?

A Piece of Bamboo

What can we learn from a simple plant? By Francesca Notowidigdo

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St. Anthony Messenger

Assisi, home of Saint Francis

7 Key Moments in the Life of Saint Francis

These events in Saint Francis’ life brought him closer to Christ. By Jack Wintz, OFM

Jack Wintz, OFM

St. Anthony Messenger

Walking with God

Walking with God

This simple meditation on four psalms can put you on the path to better health—body and soul. By Colleen Arnold, MD

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St. Anthony Messenger

Celebrating Saint Francis of Assisi

Celebrating Saint Francis of Assisi

Saint Francis of Assisi lived a life of prayer, service, and total abandon to God. Even today, he encourages us to do the same.

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Franciscan Media

Thoughts on Praying Simply

Sometimes the deepest prayers are the simplest. By Father Jim Van Vurst, OFM

Franciscan E-spirations

End of Life Questions

The End of Life: Our Questions

In the end, we can only thank the Lord for the gift of life and thank him for all he has done in us, with us, and through us. By Jim Van Vurst, OFM

Franciscan Media

belonging to god

Belonging to God

God speaks through all creation. Our challenge is to learn how to listen—and to respond with a resounding “Yes.” By Brother David Steindl-Rast

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St. Anthony Messenger

7 Easy Tips for Personal Prayer

How do we move beyond our busyness and listen to God’s voice? By Ronald Rolheiser, OMI

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St. Anthony Messenger

Faith without Borders

These volunteers put a human face on the immigration debate. Their simple goal: to end death and suffering by bringing food and water into the Arizona desert. By Daniel Wilson

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St. Anthony Messenger