On the World Meeting of Families

Our guest blogger is Gina Loehr, who wrote about meeting Pope Francis in the May 2015 issue of St. Anthony Messenger. It feels a bit like Christmas. I’ve been waiting a whole year to attend the World Meeting of Families and now the event is inching closer. Just a few more days! Finally, all of the planning...

Pope Francis on Motherhood

Today’s guest blogger, Sister Joanne Schatzlein, OSF, discusses Pope Francis on Motherhood. Sister Joanna is a frequent contributor to St. Anthony Messenger. On my way to board a plane in Milwaukee’s airport, I recently noticed a “Lactation Station.” Although this enclosed “container” had...

In Family

Recently my brother Tommy’s illness, death and funeral led me to reflect on my family. We are bonded and stick together like glue in times of crisis and in times of joy. Families are always amazing, albeit imperfect, in forming the future of our society and world. We were a big family, five girls and five...

Christmas Countdown

113 days. That’s how long we have until Christmas. And while it may seem far off, as we all know, it will creep up on us faster than we expected. Every year I tell myself that I’m going to be more proactive and start my shopping earlier than I did last year in hopes of avoiding the stress of...

Chime Travelers: A Fun Adventure

Maybe it’s that it reminds them of school, or maybe it’s lack of material that interests them, but my kids aren’t real big fans of reading. As an avid reader myself, that makes me sad. So I’m always on the lookout for books that may grab their attention and draw them into the world of...

Threats to the Family

Our blog today is an excerpt from The Blessing of Family: Inspiring Words from Pope Francis. The pressures on family life today are many…. While all too many people live in dire poverty, others are caught up in materialism and lifestyles which are destructive of family life and the most basic demands of...

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