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Pope’s Easter Urbi et Orbi message: “The contagion of hope”

Pope Francis’ 'Urbi et Orbi message on Easter Sunday challenges us to ban indifference, self-centredness, division and forgetfulness during this time of Covid-19 – and to spread the “contagion” of hope. by Seàn-Patrick Lovett, Vatican News No banner hung from the central balcony of St Peter’s Basilica. No bands played the Vatican anthem. No floral arrangements decorated St Peter’s Square. Nearby streets were empty and silent,... Read full bio »

Sister Mary Rose (Margaret) Golden

Sister Mary Rose (Margaret) Golden celebrates 70 years of Religious life in 2013. The daughter of Anne and Peter Golden, Sister Mary Rose grew up in the Fordham area of the Bronx. It was at the parish of Our Lady of Mercy, at Our Lady’s Institute, where she first met the Sisters of the Divine Compassion. Sister Mary Rose attended kindergarten there and was part of the Little Flower Sewing Circle conducted by Sr.... Read full bio »