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Healing of U.S. Man Key to Italian Priest's Canonization

Last edited 5th October 2011

Thanks to the healing of a young man from the United States, who was severely injured in a rollerblading accident, Italian Blessed Louis Guanella will be among three new saints proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI in late October.

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Request for St. Faustina Kowalska to Become a Doctor of the Church

Last edited 5th October 2011

Sister Faustina Kowalska is already a Polish saint, honored around the world. Catholics Cardinals from around the world are also now hoping she will be declared a Doctor of the Church. Seven Cardinals have written to Pope, asking him to begin the process. Watch this video to find out more.

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St. Faustina, Apostle of Divine Mercy - Feast Day 5 October

Last edited 5th October 2011

5 October is the feast of St. Faustina Kowalska - a Polish Nun to whom Jesus appeared, making her His Apostle of Divine Mercy for the World. Watch this video to reflect on the holiness of this Saint, and the message of Divine Mercy.

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Canticle of the Sun - Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Last edited 4th October 2011

October 4th is the feast of St. Francis of Assisi - a great Saint honoured around the world by people of all faiths for his love of nature and of peace. St Francis was born in Assisi in 1182, and gave up his inheritance to follow Christ. Watch this video to reflect on a famous prayer by this humble Saint.

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Saint Francis of Assisi, 'Giant of Holiness,' Honored 4th October

Last edited 3rd October 2011

On Oct. 4, Roman Catholics celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the Italian deacon who brought renewal to the Church through his decision to follow Jesus' words as literally as possible. In a January 2010 general audience, Pope Benedict XVI recalled this “giant of holiness” as a “great saint and a joyful man,” who taught the Church that “the secret of true happiness” is “to become saints, close to God.” Visit this article for a reflection on St. Francis.

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The Story of a Soul - Feast of St. Therese the Little Flower

Last edited 3rd October 2011

October 1st is the feast day of St. Therese of the Child Jesus (also know as 'The Little Flower'. St. Therese entered a convent at the age of 15, and died at the young age of 24. Yet she is the co-patron of Catholic Missions, and a Doctor of the Church. Watch this video to learn more!

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Models of Holiness - Feast of St. Wenceslaus

Last edited 28th September 2011

On Sept. 28, the Catholic Church honors Saint Wenceslaus, a Central European ruler who died at the hands of his brother while seeking to strengthen the Catholic faith in his native Bohemia. St. Wenceslaus is the Patron Saint of the Czech Republic - watch this video to listen to the Pope's reflection on the life of this great Saint.

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Feast of St. Vincent de Paul - A Saint Who Loved the Poor

Last edited 26th September 2011

On 27 September, the Church celebrates the feast of a Saint who is one of the greatest examples of Christian charity - St. Vincent de Paul. Watch this video to reflect on St. Vincent de Paul's love for the poor. Can you learn to love others in this way?

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Bosnian Nuns Beatified

Last edited 30th September 2011

The prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints, Cardinal Angelo Amato, presided at the beatification of five Bosnian nuns who were kidnapped and later killed in December 1941.

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Feast of St. Cosmos & St. Damian, Martyrs

Last edited 26th September 2011

On 26 September, we remember the martyrdom of twin brothers and Saints Cosmos & Damian. Watch this video to learn more about their heroic lives!

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