St. Anthony Messenger

September 2021

Dear Reader: After the Storm

Thank God for Pope Francis. I don’t think another pontiff could have helped us weather the COVID-19 storm any better. In a blessing he gave on March 27, 2020, a month after the pandemic made its presence known around the world, he said: “We find ourselves afraid and lost. Like the disciples in the Gospel, we were caught off guard by an unexpected, turbulent storm. We have realized that we are on the same boat, all of us fragile and disoriented, but at the same time important and needed, all of us called to row together, each of us in need of comforting the other. “

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9/11 at 20: A Tale of Two Friars

Two Franciscans look back on their experiences of that day and its ongoing impact on their lives.

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Tips to Strengthen Your Marriage

Falling in love is easy; staying in love takes work. Here are five practices to strengthen the bonds of marriage.

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9/11: Looking Back, Moving Forward

Three writers reflect on the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

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Film Reviews with Sister Rose

Sister Rose Pacatte, FSP, reviews “The Tomorrow War, ” “Cruella, ” and “Land ” in our September issue!

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