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Immigration » Denver's bishops respond to worries Saint John's Bible » Seminary library home to rare manuscript Cows for Africa » Local parishes aid African diocese Perspective » • Embrace the waiting this Advent Year of Mercy » • Holy doors close, but mercy continues VOLUME XCII - NO. 22 | 116 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE GOSPEL | NOVEMBER 26-DECEMBER 9, 2016 | @DenverCatholic | | A freed slave, a servant, and per- haps one day a saint – Julia Greeley was not your average Denverite, according to her biographer, Capuchin Friar Father Blaine Burkey. "People have been saying ever since she died that she ought to be canon- ized," he told the Denver Catholic. On Dec. 18, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila will preside over a special Mass opening the cause for the canonization of Julia Greeley, a woman who†lived in Denver at the turn of the century and garnered a reputation for serving the poor, marginalized and struggling within the city, earning her the moniker "Angel of Charity." She was known for hauling food, clothes and other chari- table goods around in a red wagon and handing them out to those in need. Though she† was born in Missouri, Greeley spent most of her adult life in Denver and was well-loved by the community.†Although she died almost 100 years ago, the memory and exam- ple of her charity endures to this day, such that she was designated BY AARON LAMBERT @AaronLmbrt »• JULIA GREELEY GUILD For more information about the Julia Greeley Guild and to purchase Father Burkey's book, visit juliagreeley. org PHOTO BY ANDREW WRIGHT Capuchin's research key in Julia Greeley's cause

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