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Understanding the devotion to the Black Nazarene Watch

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For over four centuries, a historical and iconic miraculous statue of Jesus Christ carrying his Cross has become an emblem of passion, ... continue reading


Traversing Canada in a duffel bag, the arm of St. Francis Xavier continues to inspire the faithful Watch

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A holy relic of St. Francis Xavier is touring Canada from St. John's to Victoria.  LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - The forearm ... continue reading





Scientists reconstruct the face of St. Nicholas Watch

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Scientists at a university in Liverpool have unveiled what they say is the most realistic portrait ever created of St. Nicholas of Myra, ... continue reading


Researchers find evidence relic of Santa Claus is AUTHENTIC Watch

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Most Catholics believe in Santa Claus for their whole life. That's because we recognize that St. Nicholas, a.k.a. "Santa" is a saint of the ... continue reading


A seat for one? Saint's arm is FLYING across Canada Watch

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While he was alive, St. Francis Xavier never got to ride in an airplane. They would not be invented for 400 more years after his death. ... continue reading


U.S. Bishops give go ahead for the cause of Black Elk Watch

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The sainthood cause for Lakota medicine man and Catholic catechist Nicholas Black Elk took another step forward today, as the U.S. bishops ... continue reading


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Pope John Paul I is now 'Venerable' Watch

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The Vatican on Thursday announced that Albino Luciani - better know as Pope John Paul I - has moved forward on the path to sainthood, and ... continue reading


No, the saints weren't perfect, but they did this one important thing Watch

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Pope Francis marked All Saints' Day Wednesday saying the saints are honored not because they were perfect or did everything right, but ... continue reading


How can I know if my loved one is in heaven? Watch

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How do we know our loved ones are in heaven? For those of us grieving the loss of a loved one, there may be no greater question, and no ... continue reading


Another Native American is on the way to sainthood! Watch

Image of Nicholas Black Elk is on the path to sainthood for his role in catechizing the Lakota.

Lakota medicine man turned Catholic catechist Nicholas Black Elk has begun the path to potential canonization with a Mass in South Dakota ... continue reading


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