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2010-06-24 06:45:00

SANTIAGO, Chile, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired by the religious women who were assassinated by the military in El Salvador in 1980, author Mary Judith Ress wrote "Blood Flowers" (published by iUniverse), a novel that gets inside the hearts and minds of dedicated missionary nuns, offering a close look at the idealistic motivation that has brought a whole generation of nuns to serve the poor in Latin America since the 1970s. "Blood Flowers" is the story of Sister Meg Carney who is fresh...

2008-08-10 09:00:30

By JAYMES SONG By Jaymes Song The Associated Press AIEA, Hawaii When cancer spread into her lungs, doctors told Audrey Toguchi she had six months to live, at best, and suggested chemotherapy as the only option. Toguchi, however, turned to another source - a Roman Catholic missionary who died more than a century ago. "I'm going to Molokai to pray to Father Damien," Toguchi calmly told Dr. Walter Y.M. Chang after hearing her prognosis. "Mrs. Toguchi, prayers are nice and it's...

2006-03-18 21:29:47

By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) - Last year, Monsignor Slawomir Oder opened one of the many letters he receives from people who think Pope John Paul should be declared a saint. He felt a strange sensation. This letter was different. In it, a French nun said she had been suffering from a precocious form of Parkinson's disease but that the symptoms disappeared after she prayed to John Paul for nine days. "The letter was very simple and delicate, not triumphal," Oder recalled in his...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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