St. Anthony Messenger

April 2022

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Dear Reader: God’s Grandeur

I admire those who see the world differently than I do. It’s a gift that all visual artists have—and it’s something I’ve envied my entire life.

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Artwork of Christ conquering death on Easter

‘We Will See Him’: An Easter Message

These bittersweet times are an opportunity for all of us, changed by the Risen Lord into joyful disciples, to touch the wounds of our weary world with hope, love, and faith in the power of the Resurrection.

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Plant coiling around itself

My Own Canticle of the Creatures

Pandemic isolation forced this photographer to capture the intricate and beautiful world around her.

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A New Approach to Parish Mergers

Parish restructuring has become a reality for many US dioceses. While initially painful, the process can ultimately lead to healing and renewal.

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Father Emmit Murphy OFM at the border wall in Arizona

Followers of St. Francis: Emmet Murphy, OFM

The plan was for Emmet Murphy, OFM, to spend a few weeks in Arizona, but then COVID-19 hit. There would be no going back to New Jersey. Border work became his lifestyle, and Arizona became his home.

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Scene from the moving Dog

Reel Time with Sister Rose

Sister Rose Pacatte, FSP, reviews “Dog, ” “Sneakerella, ” and “Torn ” in our April issue!

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