Friday, September 16, 2011

Storehouses of inspiring Catholic information

Get to know these great Catholic magazines
Gilbert Magazine is the house organ of the American Chesterton Society, a membership organization that promotes the writings and thought of G.K. Chesterton, one of the 20th century's greatest writers. (Click here if you're thinking: "Who is this guy and why haven't I heard of him?") Click here to read a sample issue.


St. Austin Review (StAR). St. Austin Review editors Joseph Pearce, author of biographies of major Catholic literary figures, and Robert Asch describe the magazine as "the premier international journal of Catholic culture, literature, and ideas." Visit the StAR archives here.

Dappled Things is a "literary magazine dedicated to providing a space for emerging writers to engage the literary world from a Catholic perspective." The name of this magazine was inspired by a line from Gerard Manley Hopkins' poem Pied Beauty: "Glory be to God for dappled things." Dappled Things has fiction, features, poetry, essays, art and photography. Click here to visit the Dappled Things archives.

 Radiant Magazine, a Catholic magazine for the fun, fashionable and devout woman. According to the publisher and Franciscan University graduate Rose Rea, Radiant is "a chic, classy Catholic magazine distributed in the US to women ages 15-27. It features Catholic news and articles on issues affecting young women today: health, beauty, politics, love, style and difficult life circumstances."  Digital versions are available online without subscription. 

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