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7 Key Moments in the Life of Saint Francis

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

Two hands reach out from the U.S. side of the border fence to shake the hand of a person on the Mexican side Oct. 8 during immigration rallies in Nogales, Ariz., and in Nogales in the Mexican state of Sonora. Activists held protests on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border against what they say is an increasing militarization of the border. They called for an end to the separation of immigrant families and U.S. policies that make it hard for those fleeing violence in their home countries to enter the United States. (CNS photo/Jim West)

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

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Praying Always

In my spiritual journey, I find God in all things. By Laura Britto

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St. Anthony Messenger

Lord, Teach Us to Pray

Lord, Teach Us to Pray

At times, prayer can feel like playing hide-and-seek. So how do we find God? By Joe McHugh

Joe McHugh

St. Anthony Messenger

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Dr. King’s ‘Dream’ for America

Is it a dream realized? By Christopher Heffron

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St. Anthony Messenger

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What Does God Look Like?

We can find glimpses of the Divine all around us. By Joe McHugh

Joe McHugh

St. Anthony Messenger

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Saint Francis and His Artisans of Peace

Peace is not found; with God’s help, it is built. Saint Francis of Assisi can show us the way. By Pat McCloskey, OFM

Pat McCloskey, OFM

St. Anthony Messenger

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Life Lessons from the Mysteries of Light

When Saint John Paul II introduced these rosary mysteries, this author found a new way to pray through Ordinary Time. By Patricia Robertson

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St. Anthony Messenger

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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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The Franciscan Friars

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Last Call: Grace and Sobriety

I spent years in a drunken haze. Then God found me. By Paul M. Smith

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St. Anthony Messenger

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Biblical Laments: Prayer Out of Pain

Lamentations—prayers triggered by suffering—can help guide our way in mending our spirits. By Michael D. Guinan, OFM

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St. Anthony Messenger

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Made in God’s Image

Our bodies are sacred gifts. Handle with care. By Kate Wicker

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St. Anthony Messenger

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Give Yourself a Break

We often have more compassion for others than for ourselves. By Joyce Rupp

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St. Anthony Messenger

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10 New Ways to Pray

Prayer requires discipline, motivation, and even creativity. By Amy Ekeh

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St. Anthony Messenger

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Mary, the First Disciple

Considering how important Mary is in Christian history, the New Testament says little about her. What it does say, though, speaks volumes. By Father Raymond E. Brown

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St. Anthony Messenger

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The Boy Who Would Become Pope

As a young man, Jorge Bergoglio could be rowdy, studious, flirtatious, and fun. But God was calling him, all the while. By Elisabetta Piqué

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St. Anthony Messenger

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Don’t Let Illness Get You Down

Sickness damages more than our bodies. Here are five ways to help you cope. By Rita E. Piro

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St. Anthony Messenger

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Peace Begins with Us

Let’s carry the peace of the Christmas season into the new year and beyond. By Susan Hines-Brigger

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Pope Francis greets the crowd during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Oct. 19. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-AUDIENCE-HUNGRY Oct. 19, 2016.

Pope Francis: Why the Name Fits

Pope Francis chose his name for a reason. His actions continue to show us why. By Pat McCloskey, OFM

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Meditations on a Wood Floor

Old wooden floorboards have saved my sanity more than a few times. In the right light, they’re practically a cloister walk. By Charity Vogel

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St. Anthony Messenger

A woman prays at the Cathedral of St. Paul in Minnesota July 8. Pope Francis said Oct. 20 that prayer, silent adoration and recognizing one's sinfulness are needed to grasp the mystery of Christ and the immensity of his love. (CNS photo/Dave Hrbacek, The Catholic Spirit) See POPE-HOMILY-ADORATION Oct. 20, 2016.

Discover Your Church

Next time you’re at church, stop and look around. You might be surprised by what you find. By Theresa Doyle-Nelson

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St. Anthony Messenger

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Inspired by Sassy Saints

Get to know these sassy saints! By Donis Tracy

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St. Anthony Messenger

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When Children Become Adults

A parent’s journey never ends; it just changes. By Susan Vogt

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A Christmas Message from the Franciscan Friars

The Franciscan Friars of St. John the Baptist Province wish you a blessed Christmas!

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Franciscan Media

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The Trials of the Holy Family Echo Today

The story of the holy family might help us all become more mindful of the poor in our midst. By Jack Wintz, OFM

Jack Wintz, OFM

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