• St Rose of Lima – 23 Aug
    St Rose of Lima – 23 Aug
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    Born to Spanish immigrants to the New World. A beautiful girl and devoted daughter, she was so devoted to her vow of chastity that she used pepper and lye to ruin her complexion so she would not be attractive. Lived and meditated in a garden, raising vegetables and making embroidered items to sell to support her family and help the other poor. Dominican tertiary in 1606. Mystic. Visionary. Received invisible…

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  • St Bartholomew, Apostle – 24 Aug
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    One of the Twelves Apostles. Probably a close friend of Saint Philip; Bartholomew’s name is always mentioned in the Gospels in connection with Philip, and it was Philip who brought Bartholomew to Jesus. May have written a gospel, now lost; it is mentioned in other writings of the time. May have preached in Asia Minor, Ethiopia, India and Armenia; some one did, leaving behind assorted writings, and local tradition says it was Bartholomew. Martyr.  …

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  • The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary – 22 Aug
    The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary – 22 Aug
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    A Marian feast day decreed by Pope Pius XII in his encyclical Ad caeli reginamto recognize and celebrate the Blessed Virgin Mary as Queen of the world, of the angels, of heaven, etc. The movement to officially recognise the Queenship of Mary was initially promoted by several Catholic Mariological congresses in Lyon, France, Freiburg, Germany, and Einsiedeln, Switzerland. Pro Regalitate Mariae, an international society to promote the Queenship of…

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  • St Pius X, Pope – 21 Aug
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    Son of Giambattista Sarto, a village cobbler, and Margherita Sanson, living an impoverished childhood as one of eight children. Baptized on 3 June 1835. Confirmed on 1 September 1848. He early felt a calling to the priesthood. Studied at the seminary of Padua, Italy, and was known as an exceptional student. Ordained by Blessed Giovanni Antonio Farina on 18 September 1858. Chaplain at Tombolo from 1858 to 1867. Archpriest of Salzano from 1867 to 1875. Canon of the Treviso cathedral chapter in 1875. Rector of the Treviso seminary and its spiritual director for nine years. Primicerius of the cathedral in 1879. Chancellor of the diocese of Treviso. Vicar capitular from December 1879 to…

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  • St Bernard, Abbot & Doctor – 20 Aug
    St Bernard, Abbot & Doctor – 20 Aug
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    Born to the French nobility; brother of Saint Humbeline. At age 22, fearing the ways of the world, he, four of his brothers, and 25 friends joined the abbey of Citeaux; his father and another brother joined soon after. Benedictine. Founded and led the monastery of Clairvaux which soon had over 700 monks and eventually 160 daughter houses. Revised and reformed the Cistercians. Advisor to, and admonisher of, King Louis the Fat and King Louis the…

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  • LWC Launches St Therese Centre for Education and Training
    LWC Launches St Therese Centre for Education and Training
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    St Therese Centre for education and Training: A community space for migrants, refugees and others By Lara Pickford-Gordon, Email: snrwriter.camsel@rcpos.org.Twitter: @gordon_lp (Photo: Archbishop Jason Gordon blesses the building at the Launch) The St Therese Centre for Education and Training Saddle Road Maraval will be a “welcoming space”, a community centre for migrants, refugees and others. The…

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  • CSCC Celebrates 25 Years
    CSCC Celebrates 25 Years
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    August 2019 is the 25th Anniversary of the Caribbean School for Catholic Communications (CSCC).  The CSCC method has evolved over the years and adjusted to the expansion of new media, digital tools, resources and Internet innovations.   The CSCC is a comprehensive initiative to prepare women and men to be informed and skilled pastoral communication…

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