St. Anthony Messenger magazine
St. Anthony Messenger

February 2018 Issue

From Widow’s Grief to New Life

May 14, 2020 St. Anthony Messenger
Mired in grief over the loss of her husband, this college professor found a kindred spirit in another widow: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.

God’s Great Reversal: Key to the Gospel of Luke

May 11, 2020 St. Anthony Messenger
The Gospel of Luke assures us that the Kingdom of God, in its fullness, will confound all our expectations and will overturn our experiences. In fact, in the Kingdom of God everything will be turned upside down.

Sporting His Faith: An Interview with ESPN’s Tony Reali

Jan 24, 2018
Five days a week on ESPN, Tony Reali hosts Around the Horn, a 30-minute television show viewed by a half million sports lovers.

A Night with the Homeless

Jan 24, 2018
1:25 a.m. I am getting out of the shower, but I feel so tired I want to go back to bed. Why did I volunteer for this? I think of how Jesus came back from the garden at Gethsemane and found the three apostles asleep: “The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak” (Mt 26:41).

Chicago’s Lenten Kickoff

Jan 24, 2018 St. Anthony Messenger
On Ash Wednesday, Catholics show their stuff. It’s not the fancy jewelry you might see in a night on the town. It’s the ash of penitence, typically received at church, smudged onto our foreheads, faith on display as we walk about.

Take This and Eat—Please

Jan 24, 2018 St. Anthony Messenger
Before my husband, Mark, and I had kids, one of the things we agreed on was that we would try to always eat together as a family. We both had great memories of time spent with our siblings and parents around the table. It was cherished time, so we wanted to continue that with our own kids.

St. Josephine Bakhita—A Model of Faith

Jan 22, 2018 St. Anthony Messenger
Her kidnappers gave her the name Bakhita, meaning “fortunate.” Her life in captivity wasn’t quite so. Born in Darfur in 1869, Josephine Bakhita was taken by Arab slave traders when she was 9.

Film Reviews with Sister Rose

Jan 11, 2018
The Post In 1971, the New York Times published a series of articles based on top-secret documents about America’s 30-year involvement in the Vietnam War. These came to be known as the Pentagon Papers.