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Mother Teresa - Advice from a saint - Poverty of the Heart
Last edited 4th September 2015

Mother Teresa - Advice from a saint - Poverty of the Heart.

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Who was St. Clare of Assisi?
Last edited 4th September 2015

Clare was a beautiful Italian noblewoman who became the Foundress of an order of nuns now called "Poor Clares." When she heard St. Francis of Assisi preach, her heart burned with a great desire to imitate Francis and to live a poor humble life for Jesus. So one evening, she ran away from home, and in a little chapel outside Assisi, gave herself to God.

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St. Martha - Feast Day 29 July
Last edited 4th September 2015

"Jesus loved Martha and Mary and Lazarus." This unique statement in John's gospel tells us of the special relationship Jesus had with Martha, her sister, and her brother. Apparently Jesus was a frequent guest at Martha's home in Bethany, a small village two miles from Jerusalem.


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St Bridget of Sweden, A Role Model for Women
Last edited 24th July 2015

Today, July 23, the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Bridget of Sweden. Bridget received visions of Christ’s suffering many times throughout her life, and after being married, having 8 children (one of whom was St Catherine of Sweden), and being widowed, she became a nun and went on to found the order of the Most Holy Savior.


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Malala Celebrates 18th Birthday at a School for Syrian Girls
Last edited 13th July 2015

On 9 October 2012, Malala Yousafzai was the victim of a Taliban attack in the Swat Valley, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a mountainous province on the border with Afghanistan, and a stronghold of Islamic extremists. She was hit on the the school bus that was taking her home after morning school.


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St. Kateri Tekakwitha
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Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, was canonized on 10/21/2012 by Pope Benedict XVI. Kateri was born near the town of Auriesville, New York, in the year 1656, the daughter of a Mohawk warrior.


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Educate Girls to the 'Beauty and Grandeur of their Vocation' - Pope Francis
Last edited 1st July 2015

Pope Francis on Friday praised Catholic girl scout leaders’ “absolutely crucial” role in educating women for their vocation and responsibilities in a world of ideologies that work against God and treat women as inferior.


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Aboriginal Women's Sexual Assault Network Faces Closure as Private Funding Runs Out
Last edited 30th June 2015

Hey Sis, We've Got Your Back is a groundbreaking program that has been working to combat sexual violence against Indigenous women. The program receives no government funding. Up until now it has relied on private donations but the money has finally run out.

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Stolen Faces: The Female Victims of Bangladesh Acid Attacks Refuse to be Beaten
Last edited 30th June 2015

Every week, somewhere in Bangladesh, a woman’s life is changed forever when she is doused with acid and disfigured.Women are also regularly attacked in Cambodia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. The western world isn’t immune either.The motivations vary but most are very simple: a man’s reputation has been damaged. Maybe his sexual advances were rejected. Maybe he was cheated on. Whatever the reason, the punishment does not fit the crime.

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#selfiewithdaughter: India PM Calls for Daughter Selfies to Tackle Plummeting Sex Ratios
Last edited 30th June 2015

The gender ratio is a problem in India - due in part to illegal sex-selective abortions, female infanticide, neglect and discrimination against girls in some parts of the country. The hashtag #selfiewithdaughter began trending on Twitter, after a village in Haryana state - which has one of the lowest ratios - asked people to pose with their daughters in a selfie contest. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for people across the country to join in and share pictures taken with their daughters.

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