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An image depicting King Ethelbert

The ruler of Kent was the first Anglo-Saxon king to convert to Christianity

Mother Angelica: a far-sighted pioneer (CNS)

Mother Angelica, who has received miraculous cures before, has a long history of placing her faith in Baby Jesus

Francis was nearly pulled to the ground by an overly enthusiastic fan

The Pope was right to reprimand the fan who nearly pulled him to the ground

'People who give up something pleasurable are often frowned upon for doing so' (AP)

Don’t be afraid to talk about your faith this Lent

A painting of St Apollonia holding pliers and a large molar (Wellcome Library)

Today is the feast day of St Apollonia, the saint who had her teeth knocked out by a violent mob

St Bernadette of Lourdes

If you start praying today you can complete a novena by the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

The relics of St John Bosco visit Southwark Cathedral, London, in 2013 (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

The saint whose feast we celebrate today discovered his vocation in his sleep

Cardinal Henry Newman (CNS photo/courtesy of the Catholic Church of England and Wales)

John Henry Newman’s pro-life poem

We must remember that God has created us for ‘some definite service’

An open-air Mass in Zagreb, Croatia. 'I need patience and humility to return to the dark, private box and admit that I've slipped up again' (Photo: CNS)

There needs, of course, to be a balance

Travelling has become more nerve-wracking

It seems that people are more open to praying for the prevention of terrorism