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Vatican to Investigate Cause of British Nun who Hid Jews from Nazis

Last edited 19th January 2012

The Vatican has taken up the canonisation Cause of a British nun who helped to hide scores of Jews from the Nazis during the Second World War. A file on Mother Riccarda Beauchamp Hambrough has been sent to the Vatican to be studied by historians and theologians.

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St. Anthony of the Desert - Feast Day 17 January

Last edited 17th January 2012

St. Anthony of the Desert was a religious hermit and monk, known as the founder of monasticism. We celebrate his feast day on 17 January. Watch this video to learn more!

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Kateri Tekakwitha - First Native American Woman to Become a Blessed, Soon a Saint

Last edited 15th January 2012

The first canonization of a Native American woman has been approved. Her name is Kateri Tekakwitha, but she's also known as “Lily of the Mohawks”, the Patroness of American Indians. Last December, Pope Benedict XVI cleared the way for her canonization, after a miracle was attributed to her.

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St. Marguerite Bourgeoys

Last edited 12th January 2012

On 12 January we celebrate the feast day of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, the first Canadian Saint! Watch this video to reflect on her story... and her humility.

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600 Years Since the Birth of St. Joan of Arc

Last edited 6th January 2012

Six hundred years ago, one of the most emblematic saints of the Catholic Church was born. Her name was Joan of Arc, born on January 6th, 1412.

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Who was St. Joan of Arc? Benedict XVI Explains

Last edited 5th January 2012

During a general audience held on 26 January 2011, Pope Benedict XVI talked about the life of St. Joan of Arc, one of the most controversial saints in the Church's history.

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St John Neumann - Feast Day 5 January

Last edited 5th January 2012

On 5th January we celebrate the feast day of St John Neumann - an missionary who became the Bishop of Philadelphia in the USA. Learn more about this great Saint in this video.

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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton - Feast Day 4 January

Last edited 4th January 2012

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, who was the first American-born canonized Saint, is remembered around the world on 4 January. Watch this video to learn more about her life.

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St. John Neumann - Feast Day 5th January

Last edited 3rd January 2012

On 5 January, we celebrate the feast day of St John Neumann. 'John Nepomucene Newmann' was born on 28 March, 1811 at Prachititz, Bohemia or what is now the Czech Republic. He studied for the priesthood at Charles Ferdinand University at Prague in 1833.

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The Pope Approves 7 New Saints

Last edited 9th February 2012

Pope Benedict XVI has approved the canonization of seven blesseds. Among them is the first Native American to ascend to the altars, as well as a teenager from the Philippines who died defending missionaries. Here is the full list of the soon-to-be canonised Saints.

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