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.

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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.

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God has become my light: A Chinese teen's conversion story

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.

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