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About St Clare of Assisi

Last edited 11th August 2017

St. Clare of Assisi was born in Assisi on July 16, 1194, as Chiara Offreduccio, the beautiful eldest daughter of Favorino Sciffi, Count of Sasso-Rosso and his wife Ortolana. Tradition says her father was a wealthy representative of an ancient Roman family and her mother was a very devout woman belonging to the noble family of Fiumi.

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Know Your Saints - Mary of the Cross MacKillop

Last edited 8th August 2017

August 8th is the feast of Australia's first and (as of 2017) only saint: Mary of the Cross/Mary MacKillop. She is an inspiration to us all.

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If You Want the Pope to Make a Saint Who is “One of Us”, This is What You Can Do

Last edited 30th July 2017

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, mountain-enthusiast, student, fun-lover and passionate Catholic, was born in Italy in 1901 and died when he was only 24. Born to a wealthy family, he used his privileges position to secretly support the poor. For all intents and purposes, he lead an ordinary life of a young person. He orchestrated pranks and parties, loved the outdoors, struggled with his parents, his studies and the direction of his future, all the while demonstrating his deep love of Christ and the Eucharist. A short paragraph of writing cannot do justice to the extraordinary ordinariness of his short life. He is an ideal role-model and intercessor for young people.

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Do Catholics Worship Saints?

Last edited 21st June 2017

Fr. Mike Schmitz wants to straighten out some confusion regarding Catholics' veneration of saints. In this video he explains how - far from being icons to worship - statues and paintings of the saints are reminders of what God can do in someone’s life, so honoring the saints doesn’t take away from the glory we give God. It actually brings him greater glory.

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The Meaning Behind the Names of the 12 Apostles (Catholic-Link)

Last edited 30th May 2017

Names matter. For the Catholic Christian, who sees all of reality as replete with meaning, all the more so!

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Francisco and Jacinta Have Officially Been Declared Saints!

Last edited 14th May 2017

Pope Francis on Saturday officially declared Francisco and Jacinta Marto saints of the Catholic Church in front of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims at Fatima, Portugal – teaching us that even young children can become saints.

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Authors Share Stories of the East-Central Europe Martyrs of Communism

Last edited 7th May 2017

In the years following the second World War, communism was widely spreading throughout East-Central Europe. The communist regime was greatly affecting those in the area, especially Catholics, many of whom died fighting for their faith. Now, many Catholics from these countries have collaborated to share their memories and expertise on this difficult time in history.

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Obscure Saint: St. Teresa of Los Andes | Encounter

Last edited 6th April 2017

A great animated video from the Catholic TV Network on a saint that is not as well-known as others.

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St Faustina | Chris Stefanick

Last edited 6th April 2017

A saint of Mercy from Krakow, Poland. Chris Stefanick from Real Life Catholic shares about her powerful story and the 'Divine Mercy' message.

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Pope Francis Will Canonise Two of the Shepherd's of Fatima

Last edited 23rd March 2017

Siblings Jacinta and Francisco Marto were illiterate. Their life was typical of humble families in the rural areas of Portugal in the first part of the twentieth century: they spent their days in the fields, taking care of their herds. Their lives changed, however, with the apparitions of the Virgin Mary which took place between May and October, 1917. At the time they were seven and nine years of age, respectively.

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