St. Anthony Messenger

March 2021

Dear Reader: The Light of Easter

As we travel the 40 days of Lent, we do so while keeping our gaze focused on the great light that is Christ’s resurrection at Easter. The season of Lent offers us a perfect time for reflection—on both our everyday and faith lives.

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Faith and Frescoes: Celebrating Holy Women through Art

When COVID-19 prevented artist Mark Balma from traveling to Italy to paint frescoes of holy women, he devised a novel solution: Paint them in the United States and ship them there.

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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul: Moving Mountains with Canned Goods

When a classmate challenged Blessed Fr éd éric Ozanam to put his faith into action in 1833, he took it to heart. Today his legacy lives on through this organization.

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The Sacred Silence of Lent

“Lent is not an intellectual exercise, but an affair of the heart, ” says this author. By centering ourselves in prayerful stillness, we open ourselves up to a deeper engagement with this holy season.

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A New Take on Lenten Fasting

While any one person’s impact may seem small, each of us can do what is ours to do. Both as a Christian and as a world citizen, I want to do something more, and I think the Lenten season may be a way to move toward the future I want to help create.

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Film Reviews with Sister Rose

Sister Rose Pacatte, FSP, reviews “Finding You,” “The Life Ahead,” and “The House That Rob Built.”

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