From Our Family to Yours, Part III

This is the third of my holiday-themed posts on the Christmas traditions of St. Anthony Messenger Press (SAMP) employees. More of their reflections will soon be shared. These stories are a gift from our family to yours. Tammy Monjaras, our director of customer service, describes her Christmas celebrations as...

Family Tradition

Since the time my son was in first grade each year we would head to our locally owned Christmas Shoppe right after Thanksgiving to look for two ornaments for our Christmas tree. No one else was invited on our excursion; this was our time to explore the shop and be with each other. Oh, how I loved my time...

Birthday of an Icon

It is a dream that many of us have had to meet, sit down and have a long heart-to-heart conversation with person of great fame and accomplishment.  It might be Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt or Gandhi; for baseball fans, it might be Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth or Cal Ripkin; for others in a religious context,...

The Waiting Game

Advent provides a sense of peace and joyful anticipation as we wait out the true meaning of Christmas: The Incarnation of God the Son . . . or at least it should be that! So what do we do with all the time spent waiting? Are we focused on the arrival of Jesus or do we spend our time in anxiety with all the...

Have Americans Forgotten the Common Good?

There’s nothing like an election to divide people. I remember a number of political discussions and arguments in my family. We were a divided house when elections approached. Mom worked for the Republicans and Dad was a Democrat. I remember a couple of heated arguments around our house which ended with a...

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