We need to learn to forgive ourselves

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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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

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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

Movies and Television

Reel Time | February 2017

Film critic Rose Pacatte, FSP, reviews "Silence," "Patriots Day," and "Collateral Beauty."

Sister Rose Pacatte

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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

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

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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Reform is more than just a face-lift, pope tells Curia

The reform of the Roman Curia is not a mere face-lift to rejuvenate an aging body but a process of deep, personal conversion, Pope Francis said.

Catholic News Service

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Born in a Barn

She learned the true meaning of Christmas on her family’s farm. By Rita Waters Mailander

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Franciscan Christmas in Austria

Saint Francis, who loved to celebrate the Incarnation, would enjoy the extended celebration of the season in Austria. His followers there build on a long tradition. By Marilyn and Paul Nejelski

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