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Drawn into the communion of saints

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, recently I have visited two museums with what might be called a religious theme, and an educational sub-theme. One, the Mary MacKillop Museum in Kensington, and, second, more recently, the Jesuit Retreat Centre’s historical display at Sevenhill. Both well worth a visit.

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John Bradburne a saint for our time

Saints come in all shapes and sizes with all sorts of ‘name recognition’. Recently we have seen Cardinal John Newman raised to the altars. Another Englishman, John Bradburne, is much lesser known but as WARREN FEATHERSTONE writes, there is good reason for the cause for his beatification to have been opened last year.

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Saints bring our faith to life

As a young Catholic girl growing up in suburban Adelaide, one of my favourite things about having a religious upbringing was getting to read books about saints like Bernadette of Lourdes and the children of Fatima.


Pope Francis canonises 35 new saints

Inviting all faithful to practice Christian love every day, Pope Francis on Sunday (October 15) canonised 35 new saints, nearly all of them martyrs, holding them up as models who “point the way”.