Lent: A Season for Sacrifice

Our guest blogger today is Kyle Kramer, the executive director of the Passionist Earth and Spirit Center in Louisville, Kentucky.. Years ago, as Lent approached, I asked a trusted spiritual counselor what he was going to give up. He gave me a sly grin and said, “I’m giving up giving things up for...

Digital SAM: Grace on the Go

Did you know that St. Anthony Messenger is now available in digital format? We’ve come a long way! First published in 1893, the magazine grew into one of the principal Catholic family magazines in the United States. In its publishing history, the magazine has featured interviews with prominent...

What’s Coming in St. Anthony Messenger

Take a look at what’s coming up in the September issue of St. Anthony Messenger! * An article about the upcoming film Big Stone Gap, staring Ashley Judd and Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg, based on the best-selling books by Adriana Trigiani * An interview with Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez who leads Pope...

Why So Serious?

For me, the go-to film to watch when I’m desperate for a laugh is Annie Hall. It’s Woody Allen’s masterpiece, and few other films make me laugh quite like this film. One scene in particular just levels me. Allen’s Alvy Singer—a jaded and suspicious New Yorker to his very bones—is trapped at a...

Good Things Are Happening at SAM!

St. Anthony Messenger, one of the nations’s leading Catholic magazines, has taken a bold step in the digital era. The magazine now offers a digital edition each month—FREE to its print subscribers—which can be accessed via a computer, iPhone, iPad, Android, or Playbook. What’s so fun about...

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