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Pope Benedict XVI bids quiet farewell to Cardinals [full text]

A meeting with College of Cardinals at 11:OO AM (Rome time) was the last official event of Pope Benedict XVI. It took place in beautiful frescoed Clementine Hall attended by 144 cardinals those who will elect new Pope and those over 80. In his farewell address the Pontiff said “May God show you [...]

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Pope’s speech at his Final General Audience, February 27

Under a clear blue sky with temperatures in the low 40s, the pope arrived for his last public audience shortly after 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 27, 2013, standing and waving for almost 15 minutes as his white popemobile made a circuit through the square. Some 150,000 pilgrims gathered at St. Peter’s Square [...]

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“A Day of Publick Thanksgiving and Prayer”

Couple months after the U.S. Constitution was adopted, in the first year of his Presidency, on October 3, 1789, George Washington issued the first official proclamation called “General Thanksgiving” (published in the Massachusetts Centinel newspaper, Wednesday, October 14, 1789) in which we read, “Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge [...]

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370 years since Daughters of Charity made first vows

On feast of Annunciation, March 25, 1642, exactly 370 years ago, during the Mass for the day Louise de Marillac, Sr. Barbara Angebost and three other Sisters take their perpetual vows to give their whole life to service of poor. As a souvenir of Mother Louise consecration of her life into service of [...]

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Congregation of the Mission is 395 years old today

Since almost 400 years, the Feast of Conversion of St. Paul marks the milestone of the Congregation of the Priests of the Mission, which is known as Congregation of the Mission now, in English speaking world commonly known as Vincentians. On January 25, 1617 Vincent de Paul, a young priest, chaplain of the [...]

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Heritage Pilgrimage to St. Louis

Program of the Heritage Pilgrimage [...]

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