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Symposium on the Family: Houstonians come together to strengthen families

On Saturday, September 16, 2000, people from all parts of Houston gathered at Rice University to attend the Symposium on the Family: An Oasis of Love. The guest speakers were Bill and Leigh Bowman of Arlington, Massachusetts, who, in conjunction with other parents, founded Montrose School, now in its twentieth year in the Boston area.

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Canonization of Josephine Bakhita

On October 1st Pope John Paul II canonized Josephine Bakhita, a Sudanese Canossian nun, in St. Peter's Square. The Madre Morenita (Little Brown Mother), as she was called, was beatified along with the founder of Opus Dei on May 17, 1992. Here is an article by the Prelate of Opus Dei on the occasion of this canonization. Posted 10/09/00.

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Guatemalan doctor on path to canonization

Guatemalan doctor on path to canonization

Ernesto Cofino, who died in 1991, was the father of five and a pioneer in pediatric research in Guatemala. He established the chair of pediatrics in the Department of Medicine of the University of San Carlos, from where he taught for 24 years.

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Family day at Torreciudad

Archbishop John Foley presided as thousands of families gathered at the Spanish shrine of Torreciudad to dedicate themselves anew to the Saviour's Mother. Posted 9/30/00

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Towards a more human medicine

In the first week of October Sao Paulo hosted an International Symposium on Family Medicine, in the Center for University Extension. Posted 12/03/00.

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