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Pauline Jaricot continues on the path to Sainthood

Gerard Gough THE Pontifical Mission Societies spread throughout the world—including Missio Scotland—were rejoicing this week after it was announced that the miracle attributed to Venerable Pauline Jaricot (above) had been recognised. On May 26, Pope Francis authorised Cardinal Angelo Becciu—Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints—to promulgate the Decree concerning the miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God, Pauline Maria Jaricot, foundress of the Propagation of the Faith and the Living Rosary. Pauline Jaricot was born into a wealthy family in Lyon, France in 1799. She could have lived a life of privilege but instead committed herself to raising

Holy Father expresses solidarity with Pontifical Mission Societies

Gerard Gough POPE Francis once again underlined how much the mission is at the heart of the life and identity of the Church as he delivered a message to the Pontifical Mission Societies. The Holy Father (above) decided to address the PMS worldwide on the Solemnity of the Ascension at the Archbasilica of St John Lateran as the current Covid-19 pandemic meant that he couldn’t meet with PMS National Directors at the annual general assembly that was due to take place this month. Holy Spirit He began by describing the feast as the perfect opportunity to reflect on ‘the journey and mission belonging to each one of us and the entire Church,’ before going on to explain how the Holy Spirit must alway

Helping others is at the heart of Sister Editta's mission

Gerard Gough IN SPEAKING to priests and religious—be they in Scotland or further afield—their decision to take up a vocation and follow their mission is nearly always marked by a genuine desire to help people and make a difference to their lives, spiritual and otherwise, a determination to provide love, care and support as it were. We, as lay Catholics throughout the world, are often the beneficiaries of that love and care, however lay Catholics in their own households often foster these emotions. This is something that was evident in the story of Sister Editta Kuttikkattil of the Sisters of St Peter Claver (above), based in Bellshill. Growing up in her native India, Sr Editta was able to wi

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