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State Of Saints

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 12.19.2012 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

New Yorkers may seem hardened and cynical, but they can still take notice of miracles within their borders. Hence, their pride in having two new saints to their claim.

PHOTOS: A Timely Tour Of Hawaii's Kalaupapa

Sandra Thomas | Posted 12.18.2012 | Travel
Sandra Thomas

Standing in front of the simple white monument marking the original grave of Mother Marianne Cope at Kalaupapa on the Hawaiian Island of Molokai on Oct. 12, some members of my tour group were visibly moved. For good reason.

Leprosy Survivors Look To Their New Saint

Religion News Service | Renee K. Gadoua | Posted 10.13.2012 | Religion

KALAUPAPA, Hawaii (RNS) At 81, Barbara Marks is among the last 17 leprosy patients Hawaii banished to the remote peninsula of Kalaupapa. Over more tha...

Pope Sets Date For Canonization Of American Saints

AP | Posted 04.19.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI has set Oct. 21 as the date to make two U.S. saints: Kateri Tekakwitha, a Mohawk Indian who spent most of her life i...

New Saint's Work With Lepers Started Small, Left Big Legacy

Posted 01.10.2012 | Religion

By Renee K. Gadoua Religion News Service Barbara Koob moved from Utica, N.Y., to nearby Syracuse in the summer of 1862, when she was 24, to enter ...

Two American Women On The Verge Of Sainthood

Posted 12.20.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) A 17th-century Native American woman who cared for the sick and elderly, and a Cathol...