Neither are the souls of the pious dead separated from the Church which even now is the kingdom of Christ. Otherwise there would be no remembrance of them at the altar of God in the communication of the Body of Christ. -- Saint Augustine of Hippo from “The City of God

Friday, September 21, 2012

Relic of St. Francis Xavier in Australia : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • As part of the Year of Grace initiative that began in Australian dioceses on Pentecost Sunday, the right arm of St. Francis Xavier has been transported to Australia and will be venerated by the faithful in nearly two dozen dioceses between September 16 and December 3, his feast day.
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Relic of St. Francis Xavier in Australia : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Monday, September 03, 2012

Franciscan who translated Bible into Chinese to be beatified : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • The Franciscan missionary who supervised the first translation of the entire Bible into Chinese will be beatified on September 29 in his native Sicily.
  • Born in 1907, Father Gabriele Maria Allegra entered the Franciscan seminary at the age of 11, was ordained to the priesthood in 1930, and left for the missions in China the following year.
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Franciscan who translated Bible into Chinese to be beatified : News Headlines - Catholic Culture