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6 Ways St. Clare shines her light

“Clare (‘bright’) by name, shining light in life and even more so in death.” This phrase summarizes the legacy of Saint Clare of Assisi. Born in Italy in the year 1194, the saint came from a noble and wealthy Italian family. 545 more words

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30 years in the making: Super Girls and Halos!

What might Wonder Woman have in common with St. Katharine Drexel? How about St. Clare of Assisi and Rey, the ingénue from Star Wars: The Force Awakens… 752 more words

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That time when the KKK was defeated by a nun

St. Katharine Drexel was a pioneer in many ways. After seeing the plight of the Native Americans, she founded a religious order that she hoped could help relieve the suffering of the poor and vulnerable minorities of the country. 228 more words

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Meet the "snowshoe priest" who evangelized Upper Michigan

Born in 1797 in Slovenia, Irenaeus Frederic Baraga discovered early on that he had a gift for languages. By the age of 21 Baraga mastered Slovenian, German, French, Greek and Latin. 504 more words

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Blessed Oscar Romero, pray for us

Hundreds of Catholics visited and prayed next to the tomb of Blessed Oscar Arnulfo Romero on the 100th anniversary of his birth, in San Salvador on August 15, 2017. 333 more words

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How a pagan princess saved the faith in Madagascar

The first Blessed of Madagascar was born a pagan princess and ultimately became an activist, a contemplative, and a national hero. Blessed Victoire Rasoamanarivo was born in 1848 to a noble family in a country where Christianity was illegal. 765 more words

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Blessed is She Who Trusted

“Blessed is she who trusted that the Lord’s words to her would be fulfilled.” (Elizabeth to Mary at the Visitation in Luke).

As we celebrate our sister in life and faith, Mary, on the feast of the Assumption, a rambling reflection: 673 more words

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