Bishop Barres celebrated a Mass where the lives and ministry of the consecrated religious of the diocese were honored, particularly noting those marking milestone anniversaries.
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The Click to Pray eRosary is both a free app for Apple and Android and an actual high-tech rosary bracelet that connects to a smartphone using Bluetooth.
Those canonized were: St. John Henry Newman, St. Maria Rita Lopes Pontes, popularly known as Sister Dulce, St. Mariam Thresia Chiramel Mankidiyan, St. Marguerite Bays and St. Josephine Vannini.
Newman centers, located on the campuses of many public universities, get their name and their role from the cardinal who died in 1890.
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'The Bible is the most widely distributed book, but it also perhaps the one most covered in dust because it is not held in our hands.'
"We all need to engage and work with our leaders to take immediate action that is both compassionate and prudential."
A multifaceted church-sponsored relief effort is just getting underway in the Bahamas.