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Astronaut to carry another relic of St. Therese to space in 2011
St. Therese of Lisieux / Ronald Garan
St. Therese of Lisieux / Ronald Garan
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.- U.S. astronaut Ronald Garan, who brought a relic of St. Therese of Lisieux with him on the Discovery space shuttle during his last trip to space, attended Pope Benedict XVI’s Wednesday audience this week and was greeted by the Pontiff.
 
In 2011, Garan plans to bring another relic of the saint with him on a mission to the international space station.
 
According to L’Osservatore Romano, the idea of bringing “a relic came to fruition because of his spiritual bond with the Carmelites of New Caney, Texas.”
 
Garan and his family founded the Manna association, a NASA entity which has developed a system for generating potable water for Rwanda and has provided solar panels for schools and hospitals in the country.

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October 24, 2014

Friday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

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Lk 12:54-59

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