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Why Women are Needed to Help End Violence in Africa

Last edited 2nd September 2015

Women are the key to reconciliation in both the family and society. This was the message given to women from nearly twenty countries across Africa who convened this week in Nairobi, Kenya for “The African Women Moving Towards the African Year of Reconciliation” conference.

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Discerning God's Plan For Your Life

Last edited 4th September 2015

Sister Maris Stella tells the story of how she found her vocation with the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia in Nashville. Beforehand she had a comfortable life with many friends, was in college and had a boyfriend. But when she chose the religious life, she began the greatest adventure of her life. She shares how she was attracted to the genuine joy of the sisters in Nashville, and how giving her life to God in such a way is more than worth the sacrifice.

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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

Last edited 4th September 2015

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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