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  • The happiest day of Mother Teresa's life

    Vatican City, Aug 26, 2016 CNA/EWTN News.- It’s been said that saints often come in pairs. Sts. Peter and Paul, Mary and Joseph, Francis and Clare, and Louis and Zelie Martin are just a handful of such saints, coupled together through marriage ...

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  • Suspect sought in murders of nuns who worked at Mississippi clinic

    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Police continued to search for the killer of two women religious who spent years caring for poor people as nurse practitioners in central Mississippi. Sister Margaret Held, 68, a member of the School Sisters of St. Francis in Milwaukee, ...

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  • Family recalls slain Stoneham sister as 'giving and caring'

    STONEHAM, Mass. --The Stoneham family of a religious sister found dead in her Mississippi home Aug. 25 recalled her sister as hard-working, generous and kind. Sister Paula Merrill of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Kentucky and a Stoneham, Mass. ...

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The happiest day of Mother Teresa's life


Vatican City, Aug 26, 2016 CNA/EWTN News.- It’s been said that saints often come in pairs. Sts. Peter and Paul, Mary and Joseph, Francis and Clare, and Louis and Zelie Martin are just a handful of such saints, coupled together through marriage or friendship.

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Indians gather to celebrate birthday of Blessed Teresa, soon-to-be-saint


KOLKATA, India (CNS) -- They came from all around to celebrate the birthday of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, the founder of the Missionaries of Charity who will be become a saint Sept. 4. Kolkata Archbishop Thomas D'Souza celebrated Mass at the order's motherhouse Aug. 26 for the woman "who knew everyone and touched many lives." Hymns were sung in Hindi and English.

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Suspect sought in murders of nuns who worked at Mississippi clinic


WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Police continued to search for the killer of two women religious who spent years caring for poor people as nurse practitioners in central Mississippi. Sister Margaret Held, 68, a member of the School Sisters of St. Francis in Milwaukee, and Sister Paula Merrill, 68, a member of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Kentucky, were found stabbed to death Aug. 25 in their Durant, Mississippi, home, police said.

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Family recalls slain Stoneham sister as 'giving and caring'


STONEHAM, Mass. --The Stoneham family of a religious sister found dead in her Mississippi home Aug. 25 recalled her sister as hard-working, generous and kind. Sister Paula Merrill of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Kentucky and a Stoneham, Mass. Native, and Sister Margaret Held, of the Sisters of St. Francis in Milwaukee, were both found dead in their shared home in Durant, Miss.

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Stoneham native one of two nuns found dead in Mississippi


Jackson, Miss. - Two religious sisters were found murdered in their Mississippi home today, according to police. The sisters, both nurse practitioners, were scheduled to work at Lexington Medical Clinic but never came to work this morning, prompting their co-workers to call the police.

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