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Church History

How did early Christian monks become so wealthy?

They believed they had to work to support themselves and the poor.

Relics of St. Peter are thought to be found in Roman church

Archaeologists will compare remains to those in St. Peter's Basilica to confirm they belonged to the first pope.

The nuns of the American Civil War

Approximately 640 sisters volunteered their nursing services, asking only for necessities in return.

Why do we say “God bless you” after sneezing?

You may be surprised at the answer.

The only 15th-century Catholic church still in use in America

Marquette’s Joan of Arc chapel contains a stone said to have been kissed by the saint herself.

6 Ways St. Clare shines her light

The first woman to whom a mission was dedicated in California

How a French Catholic priest “discovered” the giant Panda

Father Armand David was an explorer, zoologist, botanist and missionary.

The bi-locating nun who may have evangelized America

The Vatican is currently investigating the many stories surrounding the legendary "Lady in Blue."

The Chinese emperor’s Catholic poetry

Emperor Kangxi was China's longest-reigning monarch and a tolerant scholar friendly to Christianity.

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