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Saints and Blesseds

 

For a theology of the Spirit

Mother Maria Celeste Crostarosa left behind many works. Among the most important being her Autobiography, Dialogues, Grades of Prayer, Meditations for Advent and Christmas, the ...

Apostle of the Apostles

By the express wish of the Holy Father, Pope Francis, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments published a new Decree ...

Everyone's parish priest

Don Giacomo Abbondo was a true parish priest, father figure, pastor and preacher of the Gospel, who cared for his faithful to the point of ...

Like a magnet of the faith

To Franceso Maria Greco being a priest meant carrying out his mission like the Good Samaritan, who, on his way from Jerusalem to Jericho, “tends ...

Martyred for being a priest

“Killed because he was a priest”. This was the real reason for the martyrdom of Fr. Valentín Palencia Marquina (1871-1937), who was assassinated along with ...

A life spent protecting abandoned children

The father of orphans and poor children, an example of charity, the teacher of the many marginalized and handicapped, a priest for the diocese of ...

Five new saints in the Jubilee year

On Tuesday, 15 March, Pope Francis held an Ordinary Public Consistory for the canonization of blesseds José Sánchez del Río, layman and martyr; Stanisław of ...

​Before the remains of St Pio and St Leopold

Joining with the many pilgrims who are visiting the Vatican Basilica in recent days, Pope Francis also prayed before the mortal remains of Fr Pio ...

A work of mercy

On Saturday morning, 6 February, in St Peter’s Square, the Holy Father met with Padre Pio prayer groups and pilgrims from the “Casa sollievo della ...

A life against the tide

Whereas all saints are known to have lived their lives as wondrous exercises of works of mercy, without a doubt the life of Frances Cabrini ...

Ecumenism of blood

An authentic testimony of “ecumenism of blood” can be found in the figure of Bishop Flavien Mikhaiel Melki, who was born and raised in the ...

He built peace

Archbishop Romero “built peace with the strength of love”, bearing “witness to the faith with his life, totally committed to the extreme”.This was the spiritual ...

The secret of the saints

“Abiding in Christ, joined to him like branches to the vine, in order to bear much fruit”.This is the “secret of the saints”, to which ...

Living in the presence of God

Catherine was a girl with inner beauty, the daughter of an eternal king. The last of 24 children, she was born in Siena on 25 ...

​A precious pearl

“An apostolate of youth and charity of Christ”. Cardinal Angelo Amato used Pope Francis' words to summarize the life and work of Marie Élisabeth Turgeon ...

An exceptional woman

An “exceptional woman” and an “attractive model of total donation to God” is the portrait that Pope Francis painted of Teresa of Jesus in the ...

A voice for the voiceless

Pope Francis’ recognition of Archbishop Romero’s martyrdom has stirred (also within me) a deep sense of gratitude. In a certain way, the Church’s official act ...

Archbishop Romero will be beatified

On Tuesday, 3 February, Pope Francis received Cardinal Angelo Amato, SDB, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in a private audience. During ...

Oscar Romero and the poor

“We know that every effort to improve society, especially when society is so full of injustice and sin, is an effort that God blesses; that ...

St Francis rediscovered

New aspects about the life of St Francis have now emerged from the past. More than just mere fragments or indirect quotes from contemporary works, ...

An affectionate mother to orphans

“Witness of Christ's love for migrants and orphans, to whom she was an affectionate 'mother'”. Pope Francis thus defined Mother Assunta Marchetti (1871-1948) in an ...

The dominion of God

It is certain that Pope Francis meditated and prayed at length to prepare his homily for the grand concelebration which concluded the Third Extraordinary Assembly ...

Paul VI to be beatified on 19 October

Paul VI will be beatified on 19 October in the Vatican at the end of the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod dedicated to the ...

Thanksgiving celebrations in St Peter's Square and at San Carlo al Corso

John Paul II was ever obedient “to the Gospel of Jesus, and for this, he was loved”. Cardinal Angelo Comastri, Archpriest of the Vatican Basilica, ...

John Paul the coherent

On 4 April 2005, the then Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, celebrated Holy Mass in memory of John Paul II. The following ...

Blessed are you, because you believed!

“Blessed are you, beloved Pope John Paul II, because you believed!”. Pope Benedict XVI raised this prayer three years ago on Sunday, 1 May 2011 ...

A faith both traditional and open

Pope John XXIII was born and baptized on 25 November 1881, in the village of Sotto il Monte, Bergamo, Italy. One hundred years later, on ...

Saints

Never before in the history of the Church of Rome has one of her bishops proclaimed as saints two predecessors so close in time as ...

Who was John XXIII?

John XXIII is often called, in an endearing yet somewhat simplistic manner, “the Good Pope”. The title suggests a certain naive and lighthearted goodness. His ...

As a sign of charity and prayer

Works of charity which directly involve the Church of Bergamo and her clergy; two prayer meetings including 'a white night of mercy' organized by the ...

Promulgation of decrees of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints

During an audience on 17 December with Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, the Pope extended to the Universal ...

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Jan. 19, 2018