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St. Anthony Messenger

March 2021 Issue

Dear Reader: The Light of Easter

Feb 26, 2021 St. Anthony Messenger
As we travel the 40 days of Lent, we do so while keeping our gaze focused on the great light that is Christ’s resurrection at Easter. The season of Lent offers us a perfect time for reflection—on both our everyday and faith lives.

Faith and Frescoes: Celebrating Holy Women through Art

Feb 26, 2021 St. Anthony Messenger
When COVID-19 prevented artist Mark Balma from traveling to Italy to paint frescoes of holy women, he devised a novel solution: Paint them in the United States and ship them there.

Let Us Pray: My Mother’s Voice

Feb 26, 2021 St. Anthony Messenger
A great truth was taught to me long ago: We are all God’s children. If I discriminate or hate someone—for reasons of race, gender, capabilities, or lack thereof—it is not that person who is broken. It is me. 

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul: Moving Mountains with Canned Goods

Feb 26, 2021 St. Anthony Messenger
When a classmate challenged Blessed Frédéric Ozanam to put his faith into action in 1833, he took it to heart. Today his legacy lives on through this organization.

The Sacred Silence of Lent

Feb 26, 2021 St. Anthony Messenger
“Lent is not an intellectual exercise, but an affair of the heart,” says this author. By centering ourselves in prayerful stillness, we open ourselves up to a deeper engagement with this holy season.

A New Take on Lenten Fasting

Feb 26, 2021 St. Anthony Messenger
While any one person’s impact may seem small, each of us can do what is ours to do. Both as a Christian and as a world citizen, I want to do something more, and I think the Lenten season may be a way to move toward the future I want to help create.

Film Reviews with Sister Rose

Feb 25, 2021 St. Anthony Messenger
Sister Rose Pacatte, FSP, reviews "Finding You," "The Life Ahead," and "The House That Rob Built."