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Saints

Pope canonises Argentina’s first female saint 

St María Antonia de Paz Figueroa, known as Mama Antula, devoted herself to helping others experience God’s closeness and compassion, Pope Francis said after he declared the 18th-century consecrated laywoman a saint. Source: OSV News.

Saints

Beatification cause for ‘God’s architect’ takes major step

The beatification cause for “God’s architect” Antoni Gaudí, the designer of the Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona, Spain, just completed an important step on the path to officially declaring him a saint. Source: CNA.

Saints Weapons

Threat from nuclear weapons as great as ever, US archbishop warns

A United States archbishop has warned the threat from nuclear weapons is as great now as ever, and their destructive power is more immediate than climate change. Source: OSV News.

People Saints

‘History came to life’ at Glowrey family celebration day

Descendants of three siblings of pioneering medical missionary Sr Mary Glowrey JMJ came from across Victoria and interstate for a unique family day in Melbourne. Source: Melbourne Catholic. 

Saints

Hugo’s inspiration for bishop in Les Misérables on the path to sainthood

The real bishop behind Victor Hugo’s famous Les Misérables character may be on the path to sainthood, with France’s bishops voting to open the diocesan process for his beatification. Source: OSV News.

Saints United Kingdom

UK bishops elevate St Winefride’s Well to national shrine status

The bishops of England and Wales have elevated St Winefride’s Well to the status of a national shrine. Source: Catholic Herald.

Feast Day Pope Francis Saints

Learn about the saints, be moved by their examples: Pope 

Holiness is a gift everyone receives with Baptism, and it is a journey to be made together with the help of the saints in heaven, Pope Francis said on the Feast of All Saints yesterday. Source: OSV News.

Pope Francis Saints

Thérèse of Lisieux teaches us love and trust in God’s mercy: Pope

Pope Francis has commended the “little greatness” of St Thérèse of Lisieux in a new message focusing on the 19th-century Carmelite’s relevance for the Church today. Source: CNA.

Modern Slavery Saints

Christians are called to fight every form of slavery: Pope

Inspired by the dignity of each human being as revealed by Jesus, Christians are called to fight “every form of slavery”, whether physical, social or spiritual, Pope Francis said. Source: OSV News.