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Several of our AmericanCatholic.org editors recently traveled to Middle East. Here we have feature articles on many of the experiences they had while traveling in Jordan, Palestine, Israel, Syria and Lebanon. The feature will grow in the coming months, in the wake of the Synod for the Middle East.

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Middle East Special Features
A local Orthodox priest,Fr. Fadi Halasa,who was visiting for the Mass in Smakiah, Jordan (It’s a very ecumenical town!). After giving me a prayer card with an icon of St. Constantine and his mother, he translated the Arabic prayer on the back of the card into my digital recorder. (Click here to listen)

Then he broke into song. After all, prayers are meant to be sung in this part of the world! (Click here to listen)

Constantine Image
(photo by John Feister)

Constantine Image
(photo by John Feister)




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Mary Ann of Jesus of Paredes: Mary Ann grew close to God and his people during her short life. 
<p>The youngest of eight, Mary Ann was born in Quito, Ecuador, which had been brought under Spanish control in 1534. She joined the Secular Franciscans and led a life of prayer and penance at home, leaving her parents’ house only to go to church and to perform some work of charity. She established in Quito a clinic and a school for Africans and indigenous Americans. When a plague broke out, she nursed the sick and died shortly thereafter.</p><p>She was canonized by Pope Pius XII in 1950.</p> American Catholic Blog At times Scripture holds a mirror up to our face and we don’t like what we see. The Word is truth, and sometimes the truth is painful. But so is antiseptic on a wound. Scripture challenges us only to heal us and call us to growth. No pain, no gain.





 
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