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John Feister

‘I (Still) Have a Dream’: St. Francis of Assisi School

By John Feister July 24, 2018

It’s not as if St. Francis of Assisi School hasn’t struggled before. Back in 1951, in rural, segregated Greenwood, Mississippi, the very idea of a..

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St. Anthony’s Franciscan Spirit

By John Feister May 24, 2018

There are three giants in the earliest years of FranciscanismSaints Francis, Clare, and Anthony. Francis and Clare, of course, were founders. In..

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Chicago’s Lenten Kickoff

By John Feister January 24, 2018

On Ash Wednesday, Catholics show their stuff. It’s not the fancy jewelry you might see in a night on the town. It’s the ash of penitence,..

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Friars of the Future

By John Feister December 26, 2017

We hear all sorts of statistics about the closing and merging of parishes, the crisis of priestly vocations, the shrinking of religious orders...

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Editor’s Minute

By John Feister November 24, 2017

This month marks the end of one era for St. Anthony Messenger. Our new, redesigned look will be unveiled next month, in the January 2018 edition...

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To Build a Bridge: An Interview with James Martin, SJ

By John Feister November 24, 2017

Father James Martin, SJ, is a best-selling author of books about Catholic spirituality. In 2016, after a horrific massacre at a gay nightclub, the..

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Editor’s Minute

By John Feister October 25, 2017

Creative Choices

How do you make a call between two different styles? In one case—in this very issue—I’m referring to Sister Rose Pacatte’s..

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Miracles Happen: The Simple Witness of Solanus Casey

By John Feister October 12, 2017

Why did they follow him? Why did they line up by the hundreds on a Detroit sidewalk or in New York, day after day, patiently waiting their turn to..

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Editor’s Minute

By John Feister September 25, 2017

Welcome, MC! 

Actually, it’s welcome Mary Catherine Kozusko,“MC” for short. Our new art director has been on the job for a few months, learning..

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Editor’s Minute

By John Feister August 24, 2017

Hearing from You

I won’t devote a whole column to it, but suffice to say, judges from across the continent agree: you’re reading a fine magazine...

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