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Lent and a Reader’s Insp...

We’re into Lent, and both for those becoming Christians and those already baptized, our conversion as Christians prompts us to help shape a just world. Catholics traditionally pray, fast, and give alms during Lent. Those three “pillars” of the Lenten season...

Franciscan Media: More than Me...

St. Anthony Messenger has been the core of our Franciscan province’s media-evangelization ministry for well over a century. In recent decades, other forms of evangelization have come and gone here—most notably our wildly successful presence in the parish services...

‘Doing Penance’

There are two versions of Francis’ “Exhortations” to laypeople who wanted to share his Gospel way of life in the single or married state. The older version, tentatively dated between 1209 and 1215, has two sections: one addressed to “Those who do penance”...

Saying YES to God

When I was a kid, I always gave up candy for Lent. It was really hard for me since I have a pretty big sweet tooth. But because of those times that I actually stuck to my resolution during the whole season, I enjoyed that Easter Sunday candy more than ever! Now, as an...
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