Lent with Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Lent with Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa saw Lent as a time to focus on prayer, on oneness with God. She can be our guide through this holy season. By Heidi Hess Saxton

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Franciscan Media

Family and Lent

The ‘Ups’ of Lent

Lift up, give up, take up. This season invites us to do all three. By Msgr. Richard Hilgartner

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Franciscan Media

Crown of thorns | Lent

Jesus, the Passion, and the Garden of Gethsemane

The cross teaches us that we, like Jesus, give as much to others in our passivities as in our activities. By Ronald Rolheiser

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Franciscan Media

Saint Francis of Assisi and the Cross of Christ

The cross was was instrumental in the early conversion of Saint Francis. By Daniel P. Horan, OFM

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Franciscan Media

How to Meditate During Lent

Meditation and prayer are closely linked. Lent is the perfect time to blend the two. By Laurence Freeman, OSB

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Franciscan Media

Candle heart

Love Letters From God

Scripture is a constant revelation of God's love for us. By Daniel P. Horan, OFM

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Book Overviews

Aaron M. Butts, assistant professor of Semitic languages and literature at The Catholic University of America in Washington holds a possible 16th-century Ethiopic liturgical manuscript at Mullen Library Jan. 25. The university is the holder of the fifth largest collection of Ethiopian Christian manuscripts in the United States and the largest collection of Ethiopian Islamic manuscripts outside Ethiopia. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)

Couple donates Ethiopian religious manuscripts to Catholic University

A massive donation of Ethiopian religious manuscripts to The Catholic University of America in Washington makes the school one of the largest holders of such texts outside Ethiopia.

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Catholic News Service

Pathways to God

Pathways to God in Everyday Life

People who had ordinary encounters with Jesus in the Gospels can aid our daily journey as disciples. Catherine Looker, SSJ

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St. Anthony Messenger

Teacher Maria Dominguez works with students at Rodriguez Elementary School in Austin, Texas. Dominguez said there is fear and anxiety among her students and their parents, many of whom are in the country illegally, over the Trump administration's immigration proposals.(CNS photo/courtesy Maria Dominguez) See IMMIGRATION-TEACHER-DOMINGUEZ Feb. 10, 2017.

Immigrant teacher fears Trump undermining what she has fought to lift up

An immigrant teacher and White House honoree fears President Donald Trump is undermining the community she has fought to lift up.

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Catholic News Service

Assisi, Italy

Friar Alessandro’s Joyful Voice

This humble friar from Assisi has become a worldwide singing sensation. By Murray Bodo, OFM

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St. Anthony Messenger