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Extraordinary People

Life stories of people who deserve to be known for who they were, what they did and what they stood for in their journey on earth.

Words of a literary craftsman

Poet, historian and journalist, Nicomedes Márquez Joaquín (1917–2004) is best known for his short stories and novels in the English language. Considered the best writer after national hero José Rizal,…

A missionary doctor

Inspired by his Christian faith, Francis Canova (1908-1998) founded in 1950 the NGO “Doctors with Africa,” the largest Italian enterprise in favor of the health condition of the people of that…

Witness of faith

First Catholic priest in Soviet Kazakhstan, Fr. Wladyslaw served 13 years of hard labor in a detention camp. Despite persecution, he went on exercising his priestly ministry without reserve, caring…

The Angel of the Amazon

Silver-haired American nun Dorothy Stang (1931– 2005), who was killed, aged 73, on an Amazon road, looked more like an elderly American holidaymaker than a modern-day martyr. Her death was the…

Dean Jerry

This is how Jeremias U. Montemayor (1923-2002) was usually called since he was the first graduate of Ateneo Law School to become its dean. Born in a landed family, he sacrificed his position as dean…

Peace warrior

Fr. Daniel Berrigan (1921-2016), who has lately passed away, undoubtedly stands among the most influential American Jesuits of recent times. Priest, poet, retreat master, teacher, he however, is best…

Heroism at dawn

Pedro Calungsod (1654-1672) was a young Filipino Christian and catechist who died a martyr in Guam in the course of his mission, together with the Jesuit priest he had followed, Fr. Diego Luis de San…

A life for Ethiopia

Comboni Missionary Bishop Armido Gasparini (1913-2004) tied his existence to that of the peoples of the Horn of Africa. A churchman and a scholar, he passed away at 91, after spending 52 years in…

Hungry for beauty

This is the incredible adventure of a humble Italian priest who became the founder of one of the largest Catholic movements of renewal in the world: Communion and Liberation. Born in a working class…

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