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Emeritus Pope Benedict’s last WCD Message

47th World Communications Day 12 May 2013 “Social Networks: portals of truth and faith; new spaces for evangelization.” Message of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI delivered in January 2013 Dear Brothers and Sisters, As the 2013 World Communications Day draws near, I would like to offer you some reflections on an increasingly important reality regarding […]

January Saints

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821) Born in New York in 1774, Elizabeth Seton’s father was a well-known physician and her mother the daughter of an Anglican rector.  Her mother died when she was three years old. Elizabeth’s unusual education and character formation were her father’s special concern.  Even as a child, she delighted in prayer […]

Saints for March

St Colette (1380-1447) March 6 After a holy childhood, Colette joined a society of devout women called the Beguines. Not finding their state sufficiently austere, she entered the Third Order of Saint Francis, and lived in a hut near her parish church of Corbie in Picardy. Here she had passed four years in extraordinary penance […]