From Our Family to Yours, Part V

This is the fifth of my holiday-themed posts on the Christmas traditions of St. Anthony Messenger Press (SAMP) employees. One more post with their reflections will be coming soon. These stories are a gift from our family to yours. Gift-giving Rethought Gift-giving can be a source of tension at...

Angels I Have Heard…Down Low

This article originally appeared in The Catholic Telegraph, December 2010. Used with permission. I ran into an angel the other day. I don’t mean a human being who is a good person. I mean a real, card-carrying angel. You know ethereal beings of light that are here to help us. It was in the mall. I was...

From Our Family to Yours, Part IV

This is the fourth of my holiday-themed posts on the Christmas traditions of St. Anthony Messenger Press (SAMP) employees. Two more posts with their reflections will be coming soon. These stories are a gift from our family to yours. Some Christmas customs we do just because we always do them. But others we...

An Emptied Heart, Full of Love

This Advent, one of the books I’m reading is “Clare of Assisi: A Heart Full of Love,” by Ilia Delio, O.S.F. Being a relative newbie on the St. Anthony Messenger Press staff, I’m trying to gain a better understanding of Franciscan spirituality, and thought Clare would be a good place to...

Gospel Message Goes Global

Foreign rights. What is this and what does it actually mean for a publishing company like St. Anthony Messenger Press? The initial sound of it evokes images of glamorous deals in faraway countries with non- English-speaking business professionals. Foreign rights—or subsidiary rights (as it’s also...

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