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  • ‘The good Lord has guided me well’: 113-year-old nun reflects on blessings

    ‘The good Lord has guided me well’: 113-year-old nun reflects on blessings

    • Nov 26, 2017

    113-year-old Sister André told La Croix that she worked until she was 104 years old. What she misses now is that she can no longer “read, write, draw, embroider and knit.” However, she said that she still enjoys experiencing the nice weather.

  • Charity is at the heart of the church, pope tells Vincentians

    Charity is at the heart of the church, pope tells Vincentians

    • Sep 27, 2017

    In a message to the Vincentian family, Pope Francis praised St. Vincent de Paul’s prophetic intuition “of valuing the extraordinary feminine abilities that emerged in St. Louise de Marillac’s spiritual finesse and human sensibility.” The pope said the members of both congregations St. Vincent founded — the Daughters of Charity and the Congregation of the Mission — must continue to find their footing upon the rock, which is the “poor Jesus who asks to be recognized in those who are poor and without a voice.”

  • Hundreds of children from Scottish orphanage believed buried in mass grave

    Hundreds of children from Scottish orphanage believed buried in mass grave

    • Sep 12, 2017

    The Smyllum Park orphanage is currently undergoing investigation by the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry, after previous residents accused staff of neglect and physical abuse. A new investigation claims hundreds of children from the institution are buried in an unmarked grave at a nearby cemetery.

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