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Sister from Eileen O’Connor’s order ‘nudged’ Church to advance her cause for sainthood

Eileen O'Connor and Theresa McLaughlin

THE former congregational leader for Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor possibly “nudged” the Holy See to consider her foundress, Sydney woman Eileen O’Connor, as Australia’s next saint. Miss O’Connor, who founded Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor, or the Brown Nurses, in 1913, was given formal recognition as a candidate for sainthood after receiving the title of Servant of ... Read More »

Archbishop Romero’s beatification will be soon, Vatican official says

Woman prays at Romero's tomb

SALVADORAN Archbishop Oscar Romero will be beatified in San Salvador “certainly within the year and not later, but possibly within a few months”, the postulator or chief promoter of the archbishop’s sainthood cause Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia said. Speaking to reporters yesterday (February 4), the day after Pope Francis formally recognised that the slain Salvadoran archbishop was killed “in hatred of ... Read More »

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