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St. Anthony Messenger

April 2021 Issue

Dear Reader: Thank You, Maureen

Apr 9, 2021 St. Anthony Messenger
Three years ago, Franciscan Media offered a seven-day blog and video series on the Virgin Mary. I was tasked with finding a writer. I needed a voice that was authoritative but warm—and quickly.

A Renaissance Friar

Apr 9, 2021 St. Anthony Messenger
He’s built skyscrapers, fought fires, and led the nation’s largest Franciscan province. But what Father John O’Connor most treasures is his ministry as a parish priest.

Let Us Pray: Resurrection Song

Mar 31, 2021 St. Anthony Messenger
As Pope Francis wrote, “The Spirit of God has filled the universe with possibilities, and, therefore, from the very heart of things, something new can always emerge.” Maybe the Resurrection signifies the willingness to give something new a chance.

The Sorrowful Mystery of Racism

Mar 26, 2021 St. Anthony Messenger
Praying the rosary to find strength and support is common. This man prays the rosary for an end to racism. 

Everyday Miracles: An Easter Meditation

Mar 26, 2021 St. Anthony Messenger
As we prepare to celebrate Easter, this author reminds us that miracles are all around us.

Welcome Back, America: Rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement

Mar 26, 2021 St. Anthony Messenger
When we focus on only the present moment, we’re losing sight of tomorrow. Rejoining the Paris Agreement is one step in the right direction.

Film Reviews with Sister Rose

Mar 26, 2021 St. Anthony Messenger
Sister Rose Pacatte, FSP, reviews Evelyn, Yes Day, and Resurrection.