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Archbishop Oscar Romero Set for Beatification on Saturday
Last edited 22nd May 2015

Cardinal Angelo Amato is representing Pope Francis at Archbishop Oscar Romero's beatification ceremony. It will be held this Saturday in San Salvador. At least five cardinals will be involved, including Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga. The Honduran cardinal also announced this week that Romero will be the patron of Caritas. Many remember the Salvadoran monsignor as somebody who cared deeply about all people.

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Could Mother Teresa be Canonised during the Holy Year for Mercy?
Last edited 20th May 2015

Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi has said that Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta could be canonized during the upcoming Jubilee for Mercy, although he clarified that no concrete plans have been made. Fr. Lombardi told CNA May 19 that the possible canonization of Mother Teresa during the Holy Year is “a working hypothesis.”


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Church Has Four New Women Saints
Last edited 20th May 2015

Pope Francis has declared four women saints, include two Palestinians, a French nun and an Italian nun. Video by Catholic News Service. St Marie-Alphonsine Danil Ghattas and St Mariam of Jesus Crucified Baouardy were both from Palestine. St Jeanne Emilie de Villeneuve was a French nun and foundress. St Maria Cristina of the Immaculate Conception came from Italy. Video by Catholic News Service.

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Pope Francis Canonises Two Palestinian Nuns
Last edited 18th May 2015

Pope Francis has canonised two 19th Century nuns who lived in Ottoman-ruled Palestine, making them the first Palestinian saints in modern times. Marie Alphonsine Ghattas and Mariam Bawardy were among four new saints declared in Rome's St Peter's Square.


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What Would Saints Say If We Could Interview Them Today?
Last edited 17th May 2015

If St. Teresa of Avila could answer questions from reporters today, perhaps she would answer like this. "When did you find your calling, when did you discover that you loved God?”"As an adolescent, I realized I loved Him as I loved beauty, joy, and existence. I felt like I loved many other things: my body, my charm, my intelligence ... I loved Heaven and Earth.” A new book contains theoretical interviews like this one, with revolutionary saints who founded religious orders.

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Pope Celebrates Mass in Honor of Junipero Serra
Last edited 4th May 2015

The Pope left the Vatican for a few hours, to celebrate Mass at the North American College in Rome. With American seminarians seated in the pews, the Pope honored the life and legacy of Junipero Serra, the 18th century Spanish missionary who left it all behind to evangelise to Native Americans in present day California: "He ushered in a new springtime of evangelisation in those immense territories, extending from California to Florida.

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St. Joseph the Worker - Celebrating the First Day of May, Month of Our Lady
Last edited 7th May 2015

Today (1 May) is not only the first day of the month dedicated to Our Lady, it is also the feast day of her spouse, St Joseph the Worker. St Joseph shows us that work, when offered to God, not matter how mundane, is of great value. Watch this video reflection for more!

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The Pope of the Rosary: Pope St. Pius V
Last edited 30th April 2015

April 30 is the feast day of Pope Pius V. He was a Dominican and a pope, a great reformer of the Church, and a saint. He is especially known for his devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.


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Fr Robert Barron reflects on St. Catherine of Siena
Last edited 30th April 2015

A short video reflection on the great Catherine of Siena, narrated by Fr Robert Barron as part of his upcoming "CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players" video series. St Catherine of Siena's feast day is 29 August.


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Saint Catherine of Siena: Feast Day 29 April
Last edited 29th April 2015

Saint Catherine of Siena (25 March 1347 – 29 April 1380), was a tertiary of the Dominican Order and a Scholastic philosopher and theologian. She also worked to bring the papacy of Gregory XI back to Rome from its displacement in France and to establish peace among the Italian city-states.


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