Saint of the Day: St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

From our popular Saint of the Day! Frances Xavier Cabrini was the first United States citizen to be canonized; she became a U.S. citizen in 1909. Her deep trust in the loving care of her God gave her the strength to be a valiant woman doing the work of Christ. Refused admission to the religious order which...

The Journey of a Lifetime

I am home from Italy, nearly recovered from jet lag, and still floating in a bubble of knowing that I encountered God in so many ways during the time that I was there. I recovered parts of myself that I thought were lost forever. I could be open, honest, creative, spiritual, vulnerable. I laughed–and...

Benedictine Spirituality from a lay person: Conversatio (part 6 of 7)

There is no definitive interpretation of the meaning of “Conversatio,” but one that stood out and had the greatest impact for me concerns the daily acceptance of our human condition: We are human; we are not perfect; we make mistakes; we will at times fail.  As someone who knows me best will...

November Issue has Something for All

In this season of  over-spending, retail wars and traffic jams it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the weight of it all. But Advent approaches—a season that all but begs us to slow down, regroup and wait in hope. The November issue of St. Anthony Messenger offers the perfect respite from the noise...

Journeying with Mary

Two years ago this month, after a meeting with my prayer group, I made a decision to entrust all my business decisions to Mary. This proved to be a great decision. Over the next week I gained several new, long-term freelance clients after a dry spell. This decision has continued to bless my endeavors in new...

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