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Alice McDermott

Charming Alice McDermott: Award-winning Novelist

By Mary Jo Dangel

Her novel Charming Billy was bound to be an award-winner: Irish-Catholic characters who have St. Anthony Messenger in their homes.

El Salvador: Climbing Up From the Rubble

By Judy Ball

Following the earthquakes, the Salvadoran people are rebuilding their lives, drawing on their faith. They also turn to the world community for help.

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Communion With Kevin
Bringing Communion to a dying friend teaches a cancer survivor invaluable lessons. By Katherine Murphy

In Search of the Real Mary
What was the Mother of Jesus really like? We may never know in this life, but new studies of her historical situation can help us in our search. By Elizabeth Johnson, C.S.J., Ph.D.

Francesco: New Musical Brings Francis to Life in Assisi
The St. Francis musical that delighted audiences last year during its initial run in Assisi reopens this month. By Joan Mueller, O.S.F.

Fiction: Tea for Two
Helping a friend is risky. By Kathleen Ford

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