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To Russia With Nuns

To Russia With Nuns

Although Christianity can now be freely practiced in Russia, the effects of more than 70 years of communist rule have left a deep wound on the spirituality of Russians. Forty percent of Russians are baptized, yet less than 1% attend church. Drunkenness is a common

A newborn weighed less than a pound and was given a zero percent chance of survival. He just had his first birthday.

A newborn weighed less than a pound and was given a zero percent chance of survival. He just had his first birthday.

Right before Richard Scott William Hutchinson was born, his doctors delivered the news that he had “a zero percent chance of survival,” his parents said. Richard, the world’s most premature baby to survive, proved them wrong: He just turned 1. On June 5, 2020 —

A Long Journey Back Home

A Long Journey Back Home

I am a cradle Catholic, born and raised in the 1960s in Los Angeles among an extended Italian family. Like everyone I knew, I went to Catholic school, but from first grade on, I cannot recall ever hearing there about the love and mercy of

St. Dominic Savio’s intercession credited with healthy birth after bad prenatal prognosis

St. Dominic Savio’s intercession credited with healthy birth after bad prenatal prognosis

The May issue of the Italian bimonthly magazine Miracoli e misteri (“Miracles and Mysteries”) includes the beautiful testimony of Antonella, a mother from the southern Italian town of Gioia Tauro, whose family story is closely intertwined with the recent arrival of the Salesians in the city of