St. Anthony Messenger

April 2014

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F E AT U R E S 16 St. Peter's Regret Jesus showed his friend the way from regret to healing. He can do the same for us. By Jim Van Vurst, OFM 22 Miracle after the Marathon A Boston Marathon survivor's heart goes out to an injured child in a faraway land. By Donis Tracy 34 John XXIII and John Paul II: Our Newest Saints "To canonize them both," says Pope Francis, "will be a message to the Church." A leading Church historian tells us why. By Christopher M. Bellitto 40 Way of the Cross in New York Bringing the Lord's passion to the city's streets Photos by Gregory A. Shemitz 44 Fiction: Moving On She'd lost her husband. She wouldn't lose her home. By Janice Croom C O V E R S T O R Y 28 Friar Alessandro's Joyful Voice This humble friar from Assisi has become a worldwide singing sensation. By Murray Bodo, OFM C O N T E N T S ❘ A P R I L 2 0 1 4 ❘ V O L U M E 1 2 1 / N U M B E R 1 1 D E PA R T M E N T S 2 Dear Reader 3 From Our Readers 6 Followers of St. Francis Jud Weiksnar, OFM 8 Reel Time Cesar Chavez 10 Channel Surfing About a Boy 12 Church in the News 20 Live Well Reset 33 Editorial The Weight of Our Sins 50 Ask a Franciscan Hungry People along the Road 52 Book Corner The Global War on Christians 54 A Catholic Mom Speaks Why Moms Don't Meditate 56 Backstory 57 At Home on Earth Small Is Beautiful ST.ANTHONY Messenger O N T H E C O V E R Friar Alessandro is reaching out to people throughout the world with his music. His first album, Voice from Assisi, rose to the top of the charts in the Christian and Gospel category for 2012. He has since released his second album, Voice of Joy. Photo courtesy of Decca Records 34 22 40

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