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The Mail

I am sorry to hear that Liguorian magazine will be published every other month. I understand the reasons you mentioned. If it would help, I would pay double for my subscription to receive ten issues. I know that won’t help, just please don’t stop Liguorian forever. The Church needs publications...

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Features 10 Marriage God’s Way: A “40-day Love Challenge” can help couples strengthen their vows, Dana Nygaard 16 “From the Depths of My Being” Redemptoristines extend their prayer life by writing icons, Iconography Photos by Mihai Cucu 20 Meditation: He Asked Her Why She Loves Him, So she wrote her...

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Features 8   Meditation: The Slant of the Sun:Cemetery for indigenous people sings of a desperate need to heal, Laura Lee Perkins 10 O Come, O Come God With Us: We call upon Christ in the mess of our lives because he did what we want to do, Sara Beth Meyer...

Deacons: Servants of Christ’s Love

In this final article of Liguorian’s yearlong series on permanent deacons, we wrap up with some common questions and history about this calling and how these men contribute to God’s people and his Church. Q. What are deacons? A. The diaconate, as a permanent state in life, had its origins...

More of Your Favorites

The Rest of 2021–22 Readers’ Choice Awards, Comments on Content Recently we asked you to name your favorite 2021–22 Liguorian articles for our Readers’ Choice Awards. We printed some comments in October; the rest follow. We thank all the readers who replied!  Series, First Place: “Alcoholism,” Fr. Ted Lawson’s comprehensive...

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Features 10  Extraordinary Influencers: Four Doctors of the Church Models of holiness overcame barriers to influence Catholicism and the world, Kathy Coffey 16  Book Adaptation: Praying the Joyful Mysteries with Scripture and Art, October is dedicated to the rosary, Fr. Denis McBride, CSSR 22  Black, Catholic, and Holy: Six Americans...

Your Favorites

Readers’ Choice Awards, Comments on 2021–22 Content We asked you in our May-June magazine to name your favorite recent Liguorian articles for our Readers’ Choice Awards, which we are announcing below with a few of your comments. Thanks to readers who wrote, including one who said, “I can’t choose a...

A True Halloween

The month of October is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the colors, cooler weather, and the hustle and bustle of fall festivals and chili cook-offs. Though I’ve never had much affinity for Halloween’s secular festivities—especially the gory décor that accompanies it—I do have an attic...

Deacon David Bernard Tobben

“Any success I have…is due to the Holy Spirit.” Q. How did you discover your vocation? A. My dad attended the Franciscan minor seminary for the first two years of high school. He and the friars discerned that the priesthood was not for him at the end of the second...

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Features 10  The Grace of Grandparenting: This rite of passage can deliver spiritual epiphanies and a barrel of fun, Kathy Coffey 16  New Bridges of Faith: A school day and a summer in the life of a seminarian reveal hope for Catholics crossing into the future,         ...

Deacon Hai B. Hoang

His Mother inspired him to serve Q. How did you discover your vocation? A. God called me to diaconal ministry via four persons placed in my path: My mother, Maria Nguyễn Thị Được, who raised my siblings and me as Catholics on her own after my father’s passing when she...

The Mail

I have enjoyed your magazine for over twenty years. In several issues this year, an artist/author by the name of francisca was featured: “The World on a Cross (March, at right), “Agony in the Garden” (April), and “Joseph: A Quiet Presence” (May-June 2022). Her work is powerful and beautiful. I...

And Now, Come What May

I recently experienced one of the greatest joys of motherhood thus far: being present—completely and fully present— for my eldest daughter’s big day! Her husband is loyal, hard-working, and unfeigned; he loves her unreservedly. What more could a mother ask for? I knew he was committed when he readily accepted...

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Features 10  Listening “The highest form of love.”—Paul Tillich, philosopher, Bonnie LeMelle Abadie 16  Christ Lives in the Mundane: To develop your devotion to Christ alone, put our Lord in all your tasks, Jim Still-Pepper 20  Profiles in Service “Prayer Is Our Consent to God’s Presence in Us.” “I’m both...

The Mail

I am sorry to hear that one of my favorite writers, Jim Auer, had contracted COVID-19 (“Long-hauling: An Inside View,” March 2022). Please extend to him my prayerful wishes for a steady and full recovery. His story of his experience with the virus is very insightful and informative and reveals...

Stay Steadfast in Trials

Several months ago, my husband had both knees replaced. The after-surgery care and commitment were more challenging than either of us could have imagined. I likened it to bringing home a newborn from the hospital. Constant attention was required; the tiniest detail made a substantial difference. I quickly learned to...

Profiles in Service: Deacon Bruce Scott

“PRAYER IS OUR CONSENT TO GOD’S PRESENCE IN US.” Q. How did you discover your vocation? A. My pursuit of my vocation to the diaconate began in 2014 when I received a letter saying a deacon class was scheduled, and I was suggested as a possible candidate. I laughed and...

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Features 9   Poem: So Many Simple Wishes…Hopes…Prayers, Michael T. Best 10 A Whirlwind of Care and Hope: An inside look at the cosmos of wounded kids at children’s hospitals with a chaplain who was there, Fr. Denis Ryan, CsSr 18 Meditation: The Joyful Noise of Faith and Music: Our virtuoso Creator...

The Mail

Just when I don’t think I have time to read Liguorian with all of my other reading material…it stays on the top of my list. You have such great articles. In the February 2022 edition, I especially enjoyed “Love Is For Giving” and seeing our very special deacon, Jerry Stoverink...

“Choosy” Readers Wanted

This year has flown by! Summer begins in June, the halfway mark of our publishing year, and we need to call out to you, our readers. Last year, we initiated the first Liguorian Readers’ Choice Awards, and we’d like to continue the tradition. We understand life is busy, so we’re...