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The Secular Franciscan Order in Great Britain. Part of a worldwide order (OFS) of lay people, founded over 800 years ago by St Francis of Assisi himself.
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Fr. Robert Barron, "Laudato Si and Romano Guardini." "The focus of [Jorge Mario Bergoglio's unfinished doctoral research in Germany] was the great twentieth century theologian and cultural critic Romano Guardini, who had been a key influence on, among many others, Karl Rahner, Henri de Lubac, and Joseph Ratzinger. ... As I read through the document, I saw, on practically every page, the influence of Romano Guardini and his distinctive take on modernity."

As I read through Pope Francis' new encyclical, ''Laudato Si,'' I saw, on practically every page, the influence of theologian Romano Guardini. It is only through Guardini's distinctive view on modernity that this encyclical can be properly understood.

Saint Catherine of Siena (1347 - 1380) - First female Doctor of the Church, a position of theological significance. (She and St. Teresa of Avila were proclaimed Doctors in the same year, but St. Catherine of Siena was the first to be born among the two).

Hipster Saint Catherine of Siena - - First female Doctor of the Church, a position of theological significance. Teresa of Avila were proclaimed Doctors in the same year, but St. Catherine of Siena was the first to be born among the two).

"Qasr el Yahud", near Jericho, is believed to be the exact site where John baptized Jesus

"Qasr el Yahud", near Jericho, Israel, In the Holy Land, is believed to be the exact site where Yochanan יוחנן (John the Baptists) baptized Yeshua ישו (Jesus).

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The Bishop of Assisi Giving a Palm to Saint Clare, c. 1360 from Nuremberg in Germany.

"The Bishop of Assisi Handing a Palm to Saint Clare" - German ca. 1360 Made with tempera and gold on oak panel Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art