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Carmelite invited to start NSW monastery awaiting first family hug in six years

Carmelites

GEORGINA Brazier hasn’t held her daughter Elizabeth in more than six years, but “a miracle” could bring the pair together later this year. The Catholic mother-of-eight from the Blue Mountains won’t hold back when her daughter, who goes by the religious name of Sr Mariam of Jesus Crucified, arrives in Australia to start a new Carmelite monastery. “We haven’t hugged ... Read More »

Pope plans to canonise St Therese’s parents during family synod

St Therese's parents

POPE Francis is expected to canonise Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, the parents of St Therese of Lisieux, during the world Synod of Bishops on the family in October. Prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes Cardinal Angelo Amato, leading a conference on February 27 on the role of saints in the life of the Church, announced that “thanks be ... Read More »

Cleaning your home is cleaning your soul

CLEANLINESS is not a quality one would find at the top of my character profile. Rather than spend five minutes hanging up or folding clothes to place back in my closet, I’m convinced gracefully draping them over my bed sheets is a better use of my time. I’ve also convinced myself that wading through my domestic jungle, comprising stacks of ... Read More »

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