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Who was Saint Augustine of Canterbury?

In the late 6th century, a man was sent from Rome to England to bring Christianity to the Anglo-Saxons. He would ultimately become the first Archbishop of Canterbury, establish one of medieval England’s most important abbeys, and kickstart the country’s … Continue reading

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May 10: Feast of Damien of Moloka’i, Saint of the Lepers

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends”, (John 15:13). From CNA The Catholic Church remembers St. Damien of Molokai on May 10. The Belgian priest sacrificed his life and health to become … Continue reading

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St Francis Xavier (3rd December) – Patron Saint of the Missions

From ‘Venite Prandete’ Francis Xavier was born at the family castle of Xavier of Basque nobility. His father was Minister of Finance to King John III of Navarre. The family castle is today in possession of the Jesuit order. In … Continue reading

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Priests Invited to Be Missionaries of Mercy During Jubilee

I will be most interested in the comments to this.   Applications Accepted by Pontifical Council Rome, August 27, 2015 (ZENIT.org) This Ash Wednesday, missionaries of mercy will be sent forth by Pope Francis during a celebration in St. Peter’s, … Continue reading

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