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Celebrating Saint Valentine

Last edited 18th October 2012

In a nutshell the aim of this resource is to:


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Who was St. Paul Miki?

Last edited 7th February 2012

St. Paul Miki was one of the 50,000 Catholics who were killed during Japan's religious persecution between the 16th and 17th century. His last words were, “I forgive the head of the nation who ordered we be crucified and also all those who have taken part in making us martyrs.” He was crucified at the age of 31 in Nagasaki on February 5th, 1597.

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Inexplicable Cure Opens Way for "Sister Sweetness" Beatification

Last edited 5th February 2012

She is known by the nuns of her congregation as Sister Sweetness, and an inexplicable cure attributed to her intercession has opened the way for her beatification.


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Church Celebrates 16th Century Martyrs of Nagasaki on Feb. 6

Last edited 7th February 2012

On 6th February, the Catholic Church honors the 26 Martyrs of Nagasaki, a group of native Japanese Catholics and foreign missionaries who suffered death for their faith in the year 1597.


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St. Sebastian, Patron Saint of Rio de Janeiro - Feast Day 20 January

Last edited 20th January 2012

Saint Sebastian was killed during the Roman emperor Diocletian's persecution of Christians, in the year 288. On 20th January, the Church celebrates the life of this great martyr... watch this video for more.


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St. Agnes, Virgin and Martyr, Celebrated Jan. 21

Last edited 20th January 2012

On Jan. 21, the Roman Catholic Church honors the virgin and martyr St. Agnes, who suffered death for her consecration to Christ.


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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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