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St. Anthony Messenger

March 2019 Issue

Dear Reader: To Give Up or Not to Give Up?

Oct 6, 2020
A few years ago, a friend of mine told me that she wasn’t going to give anything up for Lent that year. She felt that taking a more active approach to the season seemed more spiritually fulfilling.

10 Reasons to Fast This Lent

Feb 25, 2019
Fasting—in whatever form it takes—is nothing less than a participation in the transforming cross of Jesus Christ, which is the goal of every worthwhile Lenten journey. So, in defense of an ancient practice with perennial benefits, here is a list of 10 good reasons to fast this Lent.

Brother Marinus: War Hero and Selfless Monk

Feb 25, 2019
Captain Leonard LaRue never wanted to be called a hero, though he saved 14,000 lives by one incredible act during the Korean War. It is very unlikely, then, that the idea of being called a saint ever crossed his mind.

Echoes of Exodus

Feb 25, 2019
Long honored in the Judeo-Christian tradition, the account of Moses leading his people from violent, brutal oppression into freedom has played out in many ways across the centuries.

Film Reviews with Sister Rose

Feb 25, 2019
Film reviews by Sister Rose Pacatte, FSP.