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  • To reach the peripheries, follow Katharine Drexel there

    To reach the peripheries, follow Katharine Drexel there

    As the sole heiress to her late father, Katharine inherited approximately $20 million, which would measure in excess of $200 million today. Katharine was one of the wealthiest people in the United States and could have done anything she wanted. She chose to go to the peripheries, and donated her entire inheritance to the care and help of those in poverty and need.

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  • Adoring Christ with Mary Magdalene

    Adoring Christ with Mary Magdalene

    Saint Mary Magdalene — whose feast day is on July 22 — was charged with proclaiming the tidings of Paschal joy to the very apostles themselves. This really means that she was the first person ever to truly proclaim the full Gospel message, since salvation was not complete until Christ had risen from the dead.

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  • Pope Francis creates new path to beatification under ‘offering of life’

    Pope Francis creates new path to beatification under ‘offering of life’

    Pope Francis has legislated a new path to sainthood, saying “they are worthy of special consideration and honor, those Christians who, following in the footsteps and teachings of the Lord Jesus, have voluntarily and freely offered their lives for others and have persevered until death in this regard.”

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