For Your Spiritual Journey

For Your Spiritual Journey

February can be cruel. It can give us a glimpse of spring before reminding us that the cold and snow are still making their presence known. It’s the waiting month for me. If you hibernate, like I do, in February, reading becomes an essential means of coping.

 The February issue of St. Anthony Messenger is a good companion for the colder months.

In this issue you’ll find:

  • Jeannette Cooperman’s cover article on how St. Cecilia Parish’s annual fish fry brings the multicultural community in St. Louis closer together.
  • Elizabeth Bookser Barkley’s article “From Widow’s Grief to New Life,” in which she compares her widow’s journey to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s.
  • “I Have Called You,” by Kristina M. Santos, about finding peace at Mass.
  • A profile on Ron Hansen, the Catholic author of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.
  • And a how-to on cleaning our spritual closets by Jeanne Hunt.   

The editors of St. Anthony Messenger wish you a happy and healthy Lenten season!

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About the Author

Christopher Heffron is the associate editor of St. Anthony Messenger magazine and the editor of its digital edition. He is also the social media editor at Franciscan Media and the editor of,, and this blog site. A seeker at heart, he's a student of pop culture and a lover of good movies, good wine, and good times spent with family and friends.