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Saint Peter Damian
Last edited 21st February 2011

St Peter Damian was a reforming monk in the circle of Pope Gregory VII and a cardinal. In 1823, he was declared a Doctor of the Church. We celebrate his feast day on 21 February.


Bonifacia Rodríguez will be Canonized on October 23
Last edited 23rd February 2011

Bonifacia Rodriguez Castro was born in Salamanca, Spain, in 1837. She was born to a family of artisans. In 1874 she founded the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph along with her spiritual director, the Jesuit Francisco Javier Butinyà, in order to help working women. She will be canonized on October 23.


Key Players in the Passion of Christ - St Thomas
Last edited 19th April 2011

Every Monday during Lent and Easter, Xt3 explores the lives and legacies of the men and women who encountered  Jesus during his Passion. Today's key figure might be known as 'doubting Thomas' - but is truly an example of humility and faith.

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Key Players in the Passion of Christ - St Mary Magdalene
Last edited 14th April 2011

Every Monday during Lent, Xt3 explores the lives and legacies of the men and women who encountered  Jesus during his Passion. Today's key figure not only remained beside Jesus until his death, but was also a witness to his Resurrection - St Mary Magdalene.

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Key Players in the Passion of Christ - St Veronica
Last edited 25th March 2011

Every Monday during Lent, Xt3 explores the lives and legacies of the men and women who encountered  Jesus during his Passion. Today's key figure was given a very special gift from Jesus - an image of his face. Let's look at the story of St. Veronica!

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Key Players in the Passion of Christ - St Peter
Last edited 15th March 2011

Every Monday during Lent, Xt3 explores the lives and legacies of the men and women who encontered Jesus during his Passion. Today's key figure is St Peter - a man who denied Christ during his Passion, but went on to become the first Pope.

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The Tide of Materialism
Last edited 17th February 2011

Materialism - the belief that things, possessions and money make us happy - isn't new. In fact throughout history God has inspired holy people to fight against materialism. Watch this video to reflection on the example of the 'Servants of Mary' - a group of men who gave up the material world for a life of contemplation and prayer.


St. John of the Cross Shows that Faith Gives us 'Wings'
Last edited 16th February 2011

St. John of the Cross was born near Avila, Spain in 1542 and ordained a priest in 1567. On the day of his ordination he met the future St. Teresa of Avila, and the two later carried out a difficult but fruitful reform of the Carmelite order. His profound faith and life of mysticism gave him what Pope Benedict XVI describes as 'wings' to reach a divine love for God. Read more about the life of St. John of the Cross in this article.


Pope Dedicates General Audience to Saint John of the Cross
Last edited 17th February 2011

During the general audience this week, Pope Benedict XVI reflected on St. John of the Cross, a Spanish poet, mystic and reformer of the Carmelite religious family along with Teresa of Avila. The Pope said he serves an example of holiness for all Christians.

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Saint Claude de la Colombière
Last edited 15th February 2011

St. Claude was the spiritual director of St. Margaret Mary - the woman to whom Jesus revelaed his Sacred Heart in the 1600s. We celebrate his feast day on 15 February.


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