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Royal Flying Doctor Service. The Early Days The RFDS began as the dream of the Rev John Flynn, a minister with the Presbyterian Church.

Royal Flying Doctor Service

‘Flynn of the Inland’ lived in the Outback for most of his life, setting up hostels and bush hospitals for pastoralists, miners, road workers, railwaymen and other settlers. He witnessed the daily struggle of these pioneers living in remote areas where just two doctors provided the only medical care for an area of almost two million square kilometres. Mary Helen MacKillop. Mary Helen MacKillop (1842-1909), known in life as Mother Mary of the Cross, was born on 15 January 1842 in Fitzroy, Melbourne, the eldest of eight children of Alexander McKillop and his wife Flora, née McDonald.

Mary Helen MacKillop

Her parents had migrated from the Lochaber area in Inverness-shire and married soon after they reached Melbourne. After a prosperous start the family became impoverished. Mary was educated at private schools but chiefly by her father who had studied for the priesthood at Rome. To help her family Mary became in turn a shopgirl, a governess, and at Portland a teacher in the Catholic Denominational School and proprietress of a small boarding school for girls. As she grew to womanhood Mary was probably influenced by an early friend of the family, Father Patrick Geoghegan, and began to yearn for a strictly penitential form of religious life. Mary's finest feature was her large blue eyes.

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Sir Ronald Darling Wilson AC KBE CMG QC - High Court of Australia. Martin Luther King Jr. - Biography - Civil Rights Activist, Minister. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and social activist, who led the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968.

Martin Luther King Jr. - Biography - Civil Rights Activist, Minister

Synopsis. The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change. During the less than 13 years of Dr.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s leadership of the modern American Civil Rights Movement, from December, 1955 until April 4, 1968, African Americans achieved more genuine progress toward racial equality in America than the previous 350 years had produced. Dr. King is widely regarded as America’s pre-eminent advocate of nonviolence and one of the greatest nonviolent leaders in world history. Drawing inspiration from both his Christian faith and the peaceful teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. King led a nonviolent movement in the late 1950’s and ‘60s to achieve legal equality for African-Americans in the United States. Martin Luther - Biography - Theologian. Theologian Martin Luther forever changed Christianity when he began the Protestant Reformation in 16th-century Europe.

Martin Luther - Biography - Theologian

Synopsis Born in Germany in 1483, Martin Luther became one of the most influential figures in Christian history when he began the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century. He called into question some of the basic tenets of Roman Catholicism, and his followers soon split from the Roman Catholic Church to begin the Protestant tradition. Early Life Martin Luther was born on November 10, 1483, in Eisleben, Saxony, in modern southeast Germany. Hans Luther knew that mining was a tough business and wanted his promising son to have better and become a lawyer. Humber - John Wesley. Joan of Arc. Born around 1412, Jeanne d’Arc (or in English, Joan of Arc) was the daughter of a tenant farmer, Jacques d’Arc, from the village of Domrémy, in northeastern France.

Joan of Arc

She was not taught to read or write, but her pious mother instilled in her a deep love for the Catholic Church and its teachings. At the time, France had long been torn apart by a bitter conflict with England (later known as the Hundred Years’ War), in which England had gained the upper hand. Hildegard of Bingen. December 17 St.

Hildegard of Bingen

Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) Brendan. Help support New Advent and get the full contents of this website as an instant download.

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Includes the Catholic Encyclopedia, Church Fathers, Summa, Bible and more — all for only $19.99... St. Emperor Constantine. Patrick. "Patrick of Ireland" redirects here. For the 14th-century writer, see Master Patrick of Ireland. For other uses, see Saint Patrick (disambiguation). Saint Patrick (Latin: Patricius; Irish: Pádraig [ˈpˠaːd̪ˠɾˠəɟ]) was a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Galileo - Astronomer, Scientist. Italian scientist and scholar Galileo made pioneering observations that laid the foundation for modern physics and astronomy.

Galileo - Astronomer, Scientist

Synopsis. Biography of Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero - International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims, 24 March. A youthful Father Oscar Romero with Salvadorans (Photo courtesy of the Archbishop Romero Trust) Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez (August 15, 1917 - March 24, 1980) was a prominent Roman Catholic priest in El Salvador during the 1960s and 1970s becoming Archbishop of San Salvador in 1977. After witnessing numerous violations of human rights, he began to speak out on behalf of the poor and the victims of repression. This led to numerous conflicts, both with the government in El Salvador and within the Catholic Church. After speaking out against U.S. military support for the government of El Salvador, and calling for soldiers to disobey orders to fire on innocent civilians, Archbishop Romero was shot dead while celebrating Mass at the small chapel of the cancer hospital where he lived.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta - Mother Teresa. Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, into a royal family of the Xhosa-speaking Thembu tribe in the South African village of Mvezo, where his father, Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa (c. 1880-1928), served as chief. Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Who stands firm? Only the one for whom the final standard is not his reason, his principles, his conscience, his freedom, his virtue, but who is ready to sacrifice all these, when in faith and sole allegiance to God he is called to obedient and responsible action: the responsible person, whose life will be nothing but an answer to God's question and call. — Dietrich Bonhoeffer1 Protestant theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer stands out among the Christian leaders during the Nazi era, for he was one of the few to actively resist the racist actions of the Nazi regime.

In addition to his legacy of courageous opposition to Nazism, Bonhoeffer's theological writings are still widely read in Christian communities throughout the world. Dorothy Day - Religious Figure, Editor, Women's Rights Activist, Anti-War Activist, Journalist - Biography.com. Dorothy Day was an activist who worked for such social causes as pacifism and women's suffrage through the prism of the Catholic Church.