HEROES OF THE CATHOLIC FAITH IN THE EAST: João de Brito, the Saint of the humble (1)

To get closer to the Hindus, Father João de Brito started to walk with a bamboo staff, wore a reddish robe and put on wooden sandals. He tried to live like a Hindu, even in his behavior and eating habits. But without, however, failing to preach the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Thus, São João de Brito won many hearts. These embraced faith in Christ with firmness and renewal of heart.

Sister Janet Mead — a rocker nun

Sister Janet Mead, the South Australian Sister of Mercy musician whose pop version of “The Lord’s Prayer” was a hit in the 1970s, has died. Her version of “The Lord’s Prayer” made her the first Australian with a US gold record. The song went on to become an international hit that reached the furthest villages in the Philippines in the 70s and 80s, back in the days when the transistor radio was the most advanced communication technology.