Mexico City, Mexico, Dec 31, 2018, (CNA/EWTN News) - Emma Morosini has been called the “pilgrim grandmother.” Earlier this year, at the age of 94, she earned that nickname by concluding a 570-mile walking pilgrimage in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Her 40-day pilgrimage took Morosini from Monterrey, in northeastern Mexico, to Mexico City, where she prayed at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, before the tilma of Saint Juan Diego.
Washington D.C., Dec 28, 2018, (CNA) - Northeast Washington, D.C., has seen rapid gentrification over the past decade. What was once a very poor neighborhood is now home to many high-end businesses, including a Whole Foods Market--and an innovative food pantry inspired in part by the upscale grocery store.
While the Whole Foods Market is open seven days a week, the “Holy Foods Market,” run by the Holy Name of Jesus Parish, located on K Street NE, is open twice a month.
Beijing, China (CNA), December 28, 2018 - The first time Wenxuan Yuan visited a Catholic church in Beijing as a child, she was struck by its beauty.
In the courtyard of the church there was a blackboard with a verse from the Book of Revelation in Chinese: Do not be afraid. I am the first and the last, the one who lives. Once I was dead, but now I am alive forever and ever.
"I did not fully understand the significance of these words, but I couldn't stop thinking about them. I kept visiting the church again and again," Yuan said.