On a wheel and a prayer

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Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons
With St. Christopher riding shotgun, faithful motorists hope to have a safer journey.

With the fluctuating price of gas this past year and the growing economic crisis, the most common prayer uttered from behind the wheel these days is probably a plea for relief from the expense of filling up. While many families are suffering from job losses and other financial woes, I remember another, more serious supplication shared by my family at the beginning of any family road trip.


The living legacy of Dorothy Day

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Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons Social Justice
Dorothy Day's pre-Catholic-Worker life

Young Dorothy Day


Sep 1983 cover of Salt magazine

Let's canonize Dorothy Day

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Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons Social Justice War and Peace
With this 1983 article Claretian Publications began a grassroots effort to promote the official declaration of Dorothy Day as a saint.

Sep 1983 cover of Salt magazine

Let's canonize Dorothy Day

By Father Henry Fehren| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons Social Justice War and Peace
With this 1983 article Claretian Publications began a grassroots effort to promote the official declaration of Dorothy Day as a saint.

Ten ways to put new life into Lent

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Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons Spirituality
These Lenten practices can help your spirituality to blossom this year.

Have you lost track of Lent in recent years? Has it lost substance and grit? Here are a few ideas you might consider to help you get more traction along your spiritual path.


Ten ways to put new life into Lent

By Tom McGrath| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons Spirituality
These Lenten practices can help your spirituality to blossom this year.

Have you lost track of Lent in recent years? Has it lost substance and grit? Here are a few ideas you might consider to help you get more traction along your spiritual path.


Three ways to get into spiritual shape this Lent

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Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons Spirituality
Just like our exercise routines, our Lenten routines aim to both push us and make us feel good.

When you listed to some older Catholics talk about the spirituality that formed them, you hear a lot about a harsh, demanding, and rather unforgiving God, a moral taskmaster brooding over the slightest offense, a Father wearing a perpetual frown.


Three ways to get into spiritual shape this Lent

By Father Robert Barron| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons Spirituality
Just like our exercise routines, our Lenten routines aim to both push us and make us feel good.

When you listed to some older Catholics talk about the spirituality that formed them, you hear a lot about a harsh, demanding, and rather unforgiving God, a moral taskmaster brooding over the slightest offense, a Father wearing a perpetual frown.


Fast break: Stop eating the world for Lent

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Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons Spirituality
Lent is a good time to call time-out on our First World feeding frenzy.

"Eat the world” is the slogan of the food court at a high-end Magnificent Mile mall in Chicago—and it delivers. From sushi to stir fry, pasta to pancakes, all that stands between an eater and a defenseless world is the cash to pay for it. Since the slogan was once plastered all over Chicago’s buses, it was hard to escape. I still notice it most often during Lent, when I am supposed to be curtailing my own consumption of the goods of creation, though rarely with much success.


Can St. Anthony help me find my keys?

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Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons

When my mother was a girl, she lost a ring that meant a lot to her. Given that she was a very devout child, she did what any right-thinking Italian American in her neighborhood would do: Go to the statue of St. Anthony of Padua in church and pray for the ring’s return. A few days later she was passing the statue, and at the feet of St. Anthony lay her ring. Miracle? Or the work of someone—maybe a janitor—who found the ring and put it in a place where its owner would likely find it?


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