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Saint Joan of Arc’s Message for Today

Saint Joan of Arc France has much to teach us about listening to our hearts, trusting in God and confounding the odds. By Barbara Beckwith

Barbara Beckwith

St. Anthony Messenger

A depiction of Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem sculpted from sand is displayed in the Italian resort town of Jesolo in December 2017. Jesolo will donate a 52-foot wide Nativity scene made entirely of highly compressed sand to the Vatican. The sculpture will be unveiled during the Vatican's annual tree lighting ceremony Dec. 7. (CNS photo/Jesolo Tourism Office) See SAND-NATIVITY-SCENE Nov. 2, 2018

Friends of the Crèche

All Christmas crèches convey theological understandings as well as cultural realities. By Barbara Beckwith

Barbara Beckwith

St. Anthony Messenger

PHOTOS BY GREGORY A. SHEMI TZ

Michael Leach: Why I Stay Catholic

Why is this semi-retired publisher so high on being a Catholic? Michael Leach’s Why Stay Catholic? Unexpected Answers to a Life-Changing Question, published by Loyola Press last March, builds on his previous bestseller, I Like Being Catholic, co-edited with Therese J. Borchard. That was a collection of other people’s stories,

Barbara Beckwith

St. Anthony Messenger