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Canonization of Marguerite Bourgeoys - October 31, 1982

Message of His Holiness John Paul II on the occasion of the audience granted to the Pilgrims, Saturday, October 30, 1982, in the Paul VI Auditorium at the Vatican

Dear Pilgrims from France and Canada,

In a sprit of joy and pride you are preparing for the celebration of the canonization of Blessed Marguerite Bourgeoys and Blessed Jeanne Delanoue.

[…] The event of canonization gives rise to a question that may be addressed to your communities, whether on the diocesan or national level. Is it reasonable to assume that men and women can attain holiness in today’s world? Do people aspire to holiness? Do they take the means to become saints?

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NETWORKING! Catholic Network for Women’s Equality – New Brunswick

On Saturday, October 18, CNWE-NB (Catholic Network for Women’s Equality – New Brunswick) had a Fall day of Reflection, featuring a presentation from Mary Hanson, a Congregation of Notre Dame Associate from Woodstock sharing about her summer visit to the Philippines. Mary travelled with 13 other Canadians on a Development and Peace organized trip. David Lewis, a CNWE member from Saint John spoke about D & P and this year’s fall campaign: Sow Much Love (see www.devp.org).

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Book and Movie Recommendations

Book Recommendation: Jesus: A Pilgrimage by James Martin, sj, is an entertaining read. It is intended for a general audience and draws upon scripture studies, his own life experiences and a recent two-week pilgrimage to Israel. His trademark humour is very much a part of the book. It gets 5 stars on amazon.com based on 348 reviews. I picked my copy up at Chapters, available on kindle etc.

Movie Recommendation: The Vatican Museums is a 3D movie playing occasionally at some Cineplex theatres. It is just over an hour long with excellent photography greatly enhanced by the 3D effect. (The 3D glasses can be used over regular glasses and are recycled). Admission is a little pricier than regular movies but cheaper than a trip to Rome!

 

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