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The Multiplying Effect

By Dave Baranowski | Director of Stewardship Education, Archdiocese of St. Louis Back in the spring, my wife and I took a two week vacation to London, Paris and Bayeux, France. As we completed a week in London, visiting all the sites and learning about the city’s struggles and courage during Read More

Forgiving and Giving

By the staff of St. Francis Community Services “What can we do to get along?” This question was asked to 76 children and teens at the beginning of last year’s summer camp at St. Francis Community Services – Midtown Center. Their answers often reflected the impact of growing up amid Read More

Reflections on Motherhood

By Patty Schneier | Author & Speaker I was warned that they “grow up so fast.” Kind, elderly strangers once looked at me in the grocery store with little ones in tow and advised me to enjoy every moment. I remember thinking at the time, “I’ll never get out of this Read More

We Were Created By Love, From Love, For Love

This post originally appeared at www.ibelieveinlove.com I believe in love because we were created by love, from love, for love. We were married in August, conceived our first child in September, miscarried him in October, and buried him in November. They always said the first year of marriage would be Read More

How Do You Keep the Music Playing?

By Kitty Mandis | Marriage Preparation Coordinator, Office of Laity & Family Life How do you keep the music playing? How do you make it last? These first two lines from a song made famous by James Ingram and Patti Austin in 1983 are questions that all couples face when adversity Read More

Fr. Wester: The fear of being one

The below excerpt is from Fr. Don Wester’s homily on Sunday, January 31. To hear the entire podcast, visit http://allsaints-stpeters.org/Resources/Homilies.aspx   One of my most favorite meditations is to try to ponder the truth that all of us are one. We act so differently. We look so different. We come Read More

Archbishop Carlson: We are Generation Life!

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson addressed the 1,000+ youth gathered at the Cathedral Basilica on Saturday, January 23rd for the Generation Life event held  in St. Louis. The event was held here because the Generation Life pilgrimage to Washington, D.C. was called off due to the severe snowstorm that impacted the Read More

Canon Todd: The Light Born In Darkness

Today, January 6th, is historically the Feast of the Epiphany, a day of obligation in places where still celebrated, and the conclusion of the traditional 12 Days of Christmas. Of course, in the United States and many other countries, the feast (and the obligation to attend Mass) is officially transferred Read More