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St. Martha - Feast Day 29 July
Last edited 28th July 2015

"Jesus loved Martha and Mary and Lazarus." This unique statement in John's gospel tells us of the special relationship Jesus had with Martha, her sister, and her brother. Apparently Jesus was a frequent guest at Martha's home in Bethany, a small village two miles from Jerusalem.

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Blessed Serra Described as Missionary 'On Fire' Heeding Christ's Call
Last edited 28th July 2015

Pope Francis will canonise Blessed Junipero Serra, a stalwart of faith and mission, on 23 September in Washington.

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St Bridget of Sweden, A Role Model for Women
Last edited 24th July 2015

Today, July 23, the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Bridget of Sweden. Bridget received visions of Christ’s suffering many times throughout her life, and after being married, having 8 children (one of whom was St Catherine of Sweden), and being widowed, she became a nun and went on to found the order of the Most Holy Savior.

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St Mary Magdalene, The Apostle of the Apostles
Last edited 22nd July 2015

On 22 July we celebrate the feast day of a Saint known as "the apostle of the apostles", and yet she was one of the 12 apostles. Watch this video reflection for more on the story of St Mary Magdalene - a story of forgiveness, faith, hope and love.

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Padre Pio's Remains will be Exhibited During the Holy Year of Mercy
Last edited 20th July 2015

The remains of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, commonly known as the Padre Pio, will be exhibited in St. Peter's Basilica from February 8th to 14th, 2016 to mark the Holy Year of Mercy.

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St Henry - Patron of the childless, of Dukes, of the Handicapped and those Rejected by Religious Order
Last edited 23rd July 2015

St. Henry was the son of Henry, Duke of Bavaria, and of Gisella, daughter of Conrad, King of Burgundy who was born in 972.

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St Benedict of Nursia - Feast Day 11 July
Last edited 14th July 2015

On 11 July we celebrate the feast day of St Benedict, the Father of Western monasticism and the brother of St Scholastica. Let us pray for the faithfulness and protection of all Religious men and women on this feast day.

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Saint Kinga of Poland
Last edited 10th July 2015

Saint Kinga of Poland is a saint in the Catholic Church and patroness of Poland and Lithuania.

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St. Kateri Tekakwitha
Last edited 10th July 2015

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, was canonized on 10/21/2012 by Pope Benedict XVI. Kateri was born near the town of Auriesville, New York, in the year 1656, the daughter of a Mohawk warrior.

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St. Maria Goretti, Feast Day 6 July
Last edited 13th July 2015

Saint Maria Goretti died at the age of 11 on 6 July 1902 as a martyr for chastity. She forgave Alexander Serenelli, her murderer, before she died. Maria was canonised in 1950 by Pius XII. Through her intercession, her Alexander converted and became a penitent Franciscan brother.

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