Blind Woman sees again after Venerating before the relics of St. Charbel

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Dafne Gutierrez, a blind-mother of three who live in Arizona had regained her sight again after venerating before relic of St, Charbel and receiving blessing from the Parish Priest of St. Joesph Maronite Catholic Church in Phoenix. “There was somebody [on the right] touching me," she told her sister-in-law, who responded, “But there was nobody

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Miracle! Read to See The Man Who Raised the Dead

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As Patrick came near to Dublin, at that time a small village, he prophesied, "That village which is now very small, shall hereafter become very eminent. it shall be enlarged in riches and dignity. Neither shall it cease to grow until it has become the principal seat of all the kingdom." When the people of

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The beautiful meeting of John Paul II and Mother Teresa

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Vatican City, Rome (CNA/EWTN News) - Sts. Peter and Paul, Mary and Joseph, Francis and Clare, and Louis and Zelie Martin are just a handful of such saints, coupled together through marriage or friendship. Perhaps the best-known modern saintly pair of friends would be Mother Teresa and John Paul II, whose lives intersected many times

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US Catholics flock to venerate heart of Padre Pio

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Catholics in Boston flocked to venerate the heart of St Padre Pio last week, the only major relic of the saint to leave Italy. It was brought to the Boston metro area by the Capuchin friars who run the Shrine of St Padre Pio in the saint’s hometown of San Giovanni Rotondo in southern Italy.

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In Calcutta, joy and prayers as Mother Teresa declared saint

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At Shishu Bhavan, children, the destitute, Missionaries of Charity nuns and novices sat silently, glued to the TV screen for the live telecast of the Vatican canonisation ceremony of Mother Teresa. While many prayed at the new saint’s tomb, the nuns and the children of Shishu Bhavan (Children’s Home), preferred to stay indoors and celebrate

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Journalist who first shared Mother Teresa’s story: A second look

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The American reporter who first brought news of Mother Teresa's work to an international audience still remembers the day in 1966 when he met the nun serving the poor in the slums of Calcutta. Denver, CO (CNA/EWTN News) - "Certainly she totally deserves to be a saint. In my eyes, she was a saint her

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Who was St. Valentine, and how did his feast day of February 14 come to be regarded as a day for romance?

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Two Valentines are listed in the Roman Martyrology for February 14. The first was a Roman priest who reportedly was martyred on the Flaminian Way during the persecution of Emperor Claudius II, the Goth. Eventually, St. Valentine was also arrested, condemned to death for his faith, beaten with clubs, and finally beheaded on Feb. 14,

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No saint has a sin-free past and no sinner is hopeless, says Pope

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There is no saint without a past and no sinner without a future, Pope Francis has said. In his homily during morning Mass on Tuesday, the Pope reflected on the day’s first reading (1 Sm 16: 1-13), which recounts Samuel’s anointing of David as king of Israel. In choosing David, the Pope said, God calls

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St. Hilary of Poitiers, Patron Saint against snake bites?

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"They didn't know who they were." This is how Hilary summed up the problem with the Arian heretics of the fourth century.   Hilary, on the other hand, knew very well who he was -- a child of a loving God who had inherited eternal life through belief in the Son of God. He hadn't

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First U.S. Hispanic Saint: Pope Francis to canonize Junipero Serra during U.S. visit

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Pope Francis and the Vatican have announced plans to canonize the Blessed Junipero Serra during the Pope's visit to the United States on September 23. Serra will become the United States' first Hispanic saint. Often times, the Spaniards' and the Catholic contribution to the United States' growth and formation is overlooked and belittled. Serra's canonization

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