100 Years of Liguorian
In 100 years, the world will be different, but people will still try to make sense of it. What will be around to guide them? Who will be there to walk with them?
A century ago, a group of Redemptorists teaching in a Wisconsin major seminary decided to publish “a little Redemptorist zeal” in a magazine readers would want to keep in purses and briefcases as well as in the public and private places of their homes. One hundred years later, it’s natural to evaluate how well we’ve maintained that vision. That’s why this anniversary issue includes articles that remind us of our roots as well as a selection of past letters to the editor and covers that show how we’ve evolved with the times.
But this anniversary issue is as much about the future as it is about the past. As we plan our next 100 years, we’ll use the following mission statement to be sure we bring you relevant content and challenging you in your ongoing conversion:
Liguorian conveys a consistent joyful message of God’s plentiful redemption. In its tone and selection of material, it communicates a timely pastoral message to Catholics on matters of the faith, its practices, Christian living, and social justice in order to continue their conversion to Christ. Liguorian represents the best of the Catholic Tradition. While not championing positions contrary to core Church belief,
- it reflects the complex and rich nature of Catholicism found in its institutions and individuals;
- it respects the ways by which men and women receive, examine, and pass on the Christian faith;
- it exposes its readers to the best elements of Catholic spirituality in order to help them navigate the contemporary world guided by their faith.
Over the past 100 years we’ve been continually grateful for our readers’ support. To return the favor, we’re planning a digital version of Liguorian and expanding our digital offerings in other areas. We don’t want to miss any opportunity to walk with you and your loved ones through every stage of faith—today and throughout the next 100 years.