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The Missionaries of Charity hand out food and clothing to the poor in Bhubaneswar

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INDIA - 0906 - Madre Teresa in Orissa 2TESTIMONY - The liturgical memory of Mother Teresa of Calcutta fell on 5 September. Sisters brought rice, red lentils, biscuits, and clothes to 130 Christian families, an example of Mother Teresa's real love to the needy in the slums. On 5 September, the day of the liturgical memory of Mother Teresa of Kolkata (Calcutta), the Missionaries of Charity of Odisha...

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The Vatican’s Drugstore, between Tradition and Innovation

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Audience-aux-freres-de-la-PharmacieNEWS 2017 - On presenting the Vatican’s drugstore, in its Italian edition of Saturday, August 19, 2017, L’Osservatore Romano paid tribute to the generations of Religious of the Order of Saint John of God, who have carried out this service since 1874. From restructuring the perfumery to the equipping of the laboratory “with modern technologies...

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Central African Republic: Youth are the hope for tomorrow

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Displaced students CAR1TESTIMONY - During the past ten years, children in the Central African Republic have grown up in the context of almost permanent war. They have been recruited by the various militias as well as by the regular forces and then been sent as cannon fodder to the front lines, forced to fight for one side or the other, to carry out the most appalling atrocities...

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Pakistan - A Vocational Story: Fr Samuel Adnan Ghouri, SDB

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pakistanTESTIMONY - Entrusted to the Salesian Province of the Southern Philippines, the Salesian presence in Pakistan continues to flourish. At the exact anniversary of Fr Noble Lal's priesthood ordination, the first Pakistani Salesian priest, which took place in Lahore on the occasion of the Feast of Mary Help of Christians, a new Salesian of Pakistan...

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Fr. Sosa: The «Warm» gaze of «la Civiltà Cattolica»

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sousaMESSAGES - It isn’t possible to «understand» anything of God without experiencing grace, love and communion. I say experience in the most human and intricate meaning of this word. To have the experience of grace means being capable of offering yourself freely as Jesus did in the Incarnation emptying himself and assuming a condition as a slave...

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‘We are the No,’ Archbishop Tobin says as faith leaders vow to support immigrants

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tobinTESTIMONY - Newark – Beneath the curved wooden ceiling at Bethany Baptist Church, New Jersey’s faith leaders Thursday night vowed to stand alongside those targeted under the White House agenda — and build their own wall of resistance to President Trump’s policies. “Not on our watch will anyone have to stand or fight alone,” said the church’s pastor...

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Workshop of the young Comboni missionaries in South Sudan

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workshopTESTIMONY - A group of young Comboni missionaries who evangelize in different missions across South Sudan has attended a five days workshop on “personal integration of values and communication dynamics in the mission”. The group of young evangelisers, brothers and priests, meets every other year to share missionary experiences and reflect...

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Sisters listen to help heal as Rwanda marks 23 years since the genocide

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sistersTESTIMONY - Like nuns everywhere, the Benebikira Sisters, the oldest indigenous congregation in Rwanda, have sisters who are teachers, nurses, pharmacists, formators and administrators. But they also have religious with a unique title: Sister Listeners. "The genocide created many problems...

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Dialogue into the future. Jewish and Catholic approaches: preparing the next generation

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sup genTESTIMONY - Fr. Philipp Renczes SJ, Director of the Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic Studies, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome. Father Philipp Renczes is professor in systematic theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Since 2011, Father Philipp has been the director of the Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic Studies...

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Irish sister in the Philippines is the latest activist to suffer

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Sr. Kathleen Melia-3 cropNEWS 2017 - Sr. Kathleen Melia is recovering in a Manila hospital after she was attacked outside her convent in a remote island in the southern Philippines on March 1. She underwent surgery to repair a broken leg, suffered in the attack in Midsalip on the island of Mindanao. She is already starting physical therapy...

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Myanmar – Sister Marta: The “Mother Teresa of Burma”. | Comboni Missionaries

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sister martaTESTIMONY - They all call her the “Mother Teresa of Burma”: Sister Marta Mya Thwe, a religious of the Congregation of St. Joseph of the Apparition (SJA), is committed to taking care of people with AIDS or HIV, who lack proper care, are marginalised by society and thrown out by families, and of whom the Burmese health institutions...

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