prodigal son

Parable of New Beginnings

Prodigal son, forgiving father, resentful brother: there is something here for each of us. By Megan McKenna

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St. Anthony Messenger

catholic schools week

A New Take on Catholic Schools Week

These Iowa students bring fresh energy to this annual event. By Sue Stanton

Guest Author

St. Anthony Messenger

passport pilgrimage

Prayer on the Way

Pilgrimages pull us out of our comfort zones and into worlds that are thrilling, faith-affirming, and deeply holy. By Barbara Beckwith

Guest Author

St. Anthony Messenger

a prodigal daughter returns

A Prodigal Daughter Returns

After years away from the Church, this woman came home again. By Judith Costello, MA

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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

God Jesus Holy Spirit

What Does God Look Like?

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

Joe McHugh

St. Anthony Messenger

ordinary time motherhood

Adventures in Ordinary Time

When family stresses get to this frazzled mom, her kids help her see the mystery, drama, and meaning all around her. By Karen Muensterman

Guest Author

St. Anthony Messenger

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

Basilica of Saint Clare of Assisi | Photo: Christopher Heffron

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

stained glass window

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