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Re: A New Saint?
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2018, 02:14:37 AM »
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  • The Vatican may soon announce plans for the beatification of seven Cistercian monks who were abducted and killed by Islamic militants in Algeria in 1996, according to French media reports. The report also indicates that beatification might be approved for Bishop Pierre Claverie of Oran, who was killed that year, and for several other monks, nuns, and missionary priests who were slain in Algeria in 1994 and 1995.

    http://www.leparisien.fr/societe/algerie-les-moines-de-tibehirine-bientot-beatifies-03-01-2018-7482210.php

    http://www.catholicculture.org/news/

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    Re: A New Saint?
    « Reply #16 on: January 06, 2018, 12:24:46 PM »
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  • Is not part of Canonization, the study of a person' "orthodoxy of faith"?  One has to be truly Catholic.  So much for Modernists and Novus Ordo people.

    Out goes Mother Teresa, for example.

    The true martyrs of pre-Vatican II times are one thing - Novus Ordo Catholic of post, say, 1968 or so, are entirely another.

    Pius X condemned Modernism as a heresy.
    If any one saith that true and natural water is not of necessity for baptism, and on that account wrests to some sort of metaphor those words of Our Lord Jesus Christ, "Unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost...,"  Let Him Be Anathama.  -COUNCIL OF TRENT Sess VII Canon II “On Baptism"


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    Re: A New Saint?
    « Reply #17 on: January 06, 2018, 12:27:42 PM »
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  • Yeah, the purported canonization of Mother Theresa is one of the strongest arguments for SVism.  Mother Theresa promoted religious indifferentism like very few before her.

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    Re: A New Saint?
    « Reply #18 on: January 28, 2018, 02:06:16 AM »
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  • Saturday Pope Francis moved two 20th-century martyrs a step closer to sainthood, including Veronica Antal, a young Romanian woman killed during an attempted rape in 1958, and Pierre Claverie, a bishop who promoted dialogue between Muslims and Christians in Algeria.
    The Pope’s recognition of Antal and Claverie as martyrs, “killed in hatred of the faith,” was announced Jan. 27, one day after he met with Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. Six other sainthood causes were also advanced.
    Veronica Antal was born in Nisiporesti, a small village in Romania, on Dec. 7, 1935. Because her parents spent a lot of time at work in the fields, she was raised mostly by her grandmother Zarafina, who taught her about the faith and inspired her love of Christ and the Church.
    She attended primary school in her native village, earning good grades, and afterward joined her parents to work in the field.
    By around the age of 16 or 17, she expressed a desire to enter the monastery, though she was unable to do so because the communist government had already abolished almost all Catholic monasteries in the country.
    Instead she joined the Secular Franciscans as a tertiary and led a religious life at home, receiving Holy Communion and spending time in adoration daily, though she had to walk five miles to the nearest church.
    On Aug. 24, 1958, just a few months shy of her 23rd birthday, she was returning from the Divine Liturgy at the local parish where she had just received the sacrament of Confirmation, when she was attacked by a young man, who attempted in vain to rape her.
    She died after being stabbed 42 times with a knife. Antal had a special devotion to the Virgin Mary and prayed the Rosary every day. Those who found her body noted that she had a rosary gripped firmly in her hands.
    It is said that at the time Antal had been reading a biography of a fellow virgin-martyr, St. Maria Goretti, who had been canonized just eight years prior, and had confided to two friends that she would behave the same way.
    Pierre Claverie was a French citizen born in a working-class part of Algiers, Algeria on May 8, 1938.  At age 10 he joined a group of scouts under the guidance of the Dominicans. But after completing his studies, he moved to Grenoble, France to continue his college education.
    He joined the Dominicans in 1958, continuing his studies at a Dominican institute near Paris.
    After the end of the Algerian War of Independence ended in 1962, he returned to Algiers to finish his mandated time in the armed forces, though he refused to bear arms. In September 1963 he returned to France and he was ordained to the priesthood in 1965.
    He decided to return to Algeria two years later in order to help rebuild the new and independent nation following the war. He learned Arabic and became a well-known expert on Islam.
    From 1973-1981 in Algiers he ran an institute for the studies of classical Arabic and Islam. It was originally intended to educate religious men and women serving as missionaries in Algeria, but in the end was attended by many Muslims desiring to know their culture and to learn Arabic, since French had been the language of colonization.
    Claverie facilitated inter-religious dialogue between Muslims and Christians, a dream of his being to someday establish true dialogue between people of different faiths.
    In 1981 he was appointed the bishop of Oran. There he created libraries, rehabilitation centers for the handicapped, and educational centers for women.
    The Algerian Civil War broke out in 1992, threatening the small Catholic Church in the country. Some Church leaders in Europe encouraged priests and bishops to leave the country for safety, but Claverie was opposed to it, considering himself an Algerian, though he was never able to get citizenship.
    Finding it important to participate in public life, he even publicly criticized the two main opposing forces in the civil war, the Islamic Salvation Front and the Algerian government.
    He was assassinated on Aug. 1, 1996 along with his driver and friend Mohamed Bouchikhi, from a bomb explosion that destroyed the entrance to the chancery as they were entering the building. At his funeral, Muslim mourners described him as “the bishop of the Muslims.”
    His cause for canonization, along with 18 other religious men and women killed from 1994-1996 in Algeria, was opened in 2006. Now, Pope Francis’ recognition of their martyrdom has paved the way for their beatification.
    A miracle attributed to the intercession of Nazaria Ignacia March Mesa (Nazaria Ignacia of St. Teresa of Jesus), the founder of the Congregation of Sisters the Misioneras Cruzadas de la Iglesia (1889-1943), was also approved Jan. 27, paving the way for her beatification.
    The others declared ‘Venerable’ are: Clelia Merloni, founder of the Institute of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (1861-1930); and Maria Crocefissa of Divine Love (Maria Gargani), founder of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart (1892-1973).
    The heroic virtue of ‘Servants of God’ Ambrosio Grittani, diocesan priest and founder of the Oblates of St. Benedict Joseph Labre (1907-1951); and Anna-Maria Maddalena Delbrêl, laywoman (1904-1965), were also approved.

    https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/two-20th-century-martyrs-move-toward-beatification-69682

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    Re: A New Saint?
    « Reply #19 on: January 30, 2018, 02:06:06 AM »
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  • Yesterday, 26 January, the Holy Father Francis received in audience His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. During the audience, the Supreme Pontiff authorized the same Congregation to promulgate the Decrees regarding:
    - the miracle, attributed to the intercession of Blessed Nazaria Ignacia March Mesa (in religion: Nazaria Ignacia of Saint Teresa of Jesus), founder of the Congregation of the Missionary Crusaders of the Church; born in Madrid, Spain on 10 January 1889 and died in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 6 July 1943;
    - the miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Alphonse-Marie Eppinger (née: Elisabeth), founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Redeemer; born in Niederbronn, France on 9 September and 1814 died there on 31 July 1867;
    - the miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Clelia Merloni, founder of the Institute of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus; born on 10 March 1861 in Forlì, Italy and died on 21 November 1930 in Rome;
    - the miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Maria Crocefissa dell’Amore Divino (née: Maria Gargani), founder of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart; born on 23 December 1892 I Morra Irpino, now Morra De Sanctis, Italy and died on 23 May 1973 in Naples, Italy;
    - the martyrdom of the Servants of God Pierre-Lucien Claverie, of the Order of Preachers, Bishop of Oran, and 18 companions, men and women religious, killed in hatred of the Faith in Algeria from 1994 to 1996;
    - the martyrdom of the Servant of God Veronica Antal, layperson, of the Franciscan Secular Order; born on 7 December 1935 in Nisiporeşti, Romania and killed in hatred of the Faith on 24 August 1958 in Hălăuceşti, Romania;
    - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Ambrosio Grittani, diocesan priest and founder of the Oblates of Saint Benedict Joseph Labre; born in Ceglie del Campo, Italy on 11 October 1907 and died on 30 April 1951 in Molfetta, Italy;
    - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Anne-Marie Madeleine Delbrêl, layperson; born in Mussidan, France on 24 October 1904 and died in Ivry-sur-Seine, France on 13 October 1964.

    http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2018/01/27/180127c.html


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    Re: A New Saint?
    « Reply #20 on: February 05, 2018, 11:33:33 PM »
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  • Holy Mass with the Beatification of Teresio Olivelli, an Italian Roman Catholic soldier during World War II and part of the Italian Resistance movement to Fascism and the Nazi regime, from the Palasport di Vigevano, Italy. Presided by Angelo Cardinal Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. ~


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    Re: A New Saint?
    « Reply #21 on: February 18, 2018, 01:59:40 AM »
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  • During his annual Lenten meeting with the priests of Rome last week, Pope Francis confirmed that Blessed Pope Paul VI will be made a saint sometime this year.
    "Paul VI will be a saint this year," the Pope said Feb. 15, at the end of a long question and answer session with priests of Rome. The text of the private meeting was published by the Vatican Feb. 17.

    During the meeting, Francis gave lengthy answers to four questions from priests. Afterward, texts containing meditations by Pope Paul VI, a gift from the Pope, were handed out to each of the priests. “I saw it and I loved it,” Francis said about the book.
    “There are two [recent] Bishops of Rome already saints,” he continued, referring to St. John XXIII and St. John Paul II, who were canonized together in April 2014.
    Besides Blessed Pope Paul VI, he noted that John Paul I's cause for beatification is also ongoing. "And Benedict and I," he added, are "on the waiting list: pray for us!"
    According to Vatican Insider, Feb. 6 the Congregation for the Causes of Saints approved the second miracle needed for the canonization of Bl. Pope Paul VI by a unanimous vote.
    The next step is for Pope Francis to also give his approval, with an official decree from the Vatican. Then the date for the canonization can be set. The canonization could take place in October of this year, during the Synod of Bishops on the youth, Vatican Insider reported.

    The miracle attributed to the cause of Paul VI is the healing of an unborn child in the fifth month of pregnancy. The case was brought forward in 2014 for study.
    The mother, originally from the province of Verona, Italy, had an illness that risked her own life and the life of her unborn child, and was advised to have an abortion.
    A few days after the beatification of Paul VI on Oct. 19, 2014, she went to pray to him at the Shrine of Holy Mary of Grace in the town of Brescia. The baby girl was later born in good health, and remains in good health today.
    The healing was first ruled as medically inexplicable by the medical council of the congregation last year, while the congregation's consulting theologians agreed that the healing occurred through the late pope's intercession.
     
    https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/pope-francis-says-paul-vi-will-be-canonized-this-year-26861

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    Re: A New Saint?
    « Reply #22 on: February 18, 2018, 12:39:27 PM »
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  • The Catholic Church has two sainted popes (Pius V and Pope Pius X) in the last like 650 years of spreading the Faith all over the world.

    The Vatican II religion will soon have three in 55 years of destroying the Faith all over the world.

    God could not be more clear in His warnings.

    Those that have eyes to see, let them see.
    The Vatican II church - Assisting Souls to Hell Since 1962

    For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even the elect. Mat 24:24


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    Re: A New Saint?
    « Reply #23 on: March 08, 2018, 01:55:06 AM »
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  • The Vatican has approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Archbishop Oscar Romero, and the Salvadoran prelate, who was killed in 1980, will be beatified later this year. The date for the ceremony has not yet been set.
    In a series of decrees issued on March 7, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints also confirmed that a miracle attributed to Pope Paul VI had been approved, and the Pope who died in 1978 will also be canonized later this year—reportedly in October, at the close of the Synod of Bishops.
    The Congregation announced approval of miracles attributed to three others who are now eligible for canonization:
    • Blessed Francesco Spinelli (1853—1913), an Italian priest;
    • Blessed Vincenzo Romani (1751—1831), an Italian priest; and
    • Blessed Maria Catherine Kasper (1820—1898), a German religious.
    Also approved were:
    • miracle through the intercession of Ven. Maria Felicia Jesus (1925—1959) born Maria Guggiari Echeverria, a religious of Paraguay, who is now eligible for beatification; and
    • a decree proclaiming the martyrdom of Anna Kolesarova (1928—1944), a Slovakian lay woman, who also is eligible for beatification.
    Finally the Congregation certified the “heroic virtue” of the following, who will now be eligible for beatification if a miracle is attributed to their intercession:
    • Bernard Lubienski (1846—1933), a Polish priest;
    • Cecilio Maria Cortinovis (1885—1984), born Antonio Pietro, an Italian religious;
    • Giustina Schiapparoli (1819—1877), an Italian religious;
    • Maria Schiapparoli (1815—1882), an Italian religious;
    • Maria Antonella Bordoni (1916—1978), an Italian lay woman; and
    • Alessandra Sabatini (1961—1984), an Italian lay man.

    https://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=35859

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    Re: A New Saint?
    « Reply #24 on: March 28, 2018, 04:48:29 AM »
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  • These few remaining days before Easter are the most sacred time of every year. I began writing this column to explain what the word “holy” in Holy Week means. But actions often speak and teach more loudly than words.
    On Friday, March 23, an Islamist gunman in southern France attacked a supermarket. A jihadist loyal to ISIS, he murdered a worker and customer, and wounded many others. In the subsequent standoff with police, a gendarme lieutenant colonel — Arnaud Beltrame — exchanged himself for a female hostage. Several hours later, the gunman shot Beltrame in the throat and was then cut down himself by police gunfire. Beltrame died early Saturday morning in a Carcassone hospital. And therein lies a story.
    Beltrame and his wife, Marielle, were already civilly married when they toured a local French Augustinian monastery in 2016. While there, they met and befriended a priest. Over the coming two years, the priest — a Father Jean-Baptiste — helped Arnaud and Marielle through dozens of conversations and many hours of marriage preparation to ready themselves for a Catholic wedding. Beltrame even walked the Camino Real pilgrim road in Spain with his father, who died only recently.
    In fact, according to early press reports, the gendarme officer attended his father’s funeral exactly one week before he himself was fatally shot.


    http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/a-lesson-for-holy-week-from-the-witness-of-arnaud-beltrame

    This could be a new saint on the calendar.

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    « Reply #25 on: April 13, 2018, 04:18:32 AM »
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  • n an interview with FRANCE 24, Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel said Algiers has "given the go-ahead" for the beatification of seven French monks killed in Algeria during the country's civil war in the 1990s. He also discussed the conflict in Western Sahara, amid diplomatic tensions with Morocco over the issue.


    http://www.france24.com/en/20180410-interview-abdelkader-messahel-algeria-fm-beatification-french-monks-western-sahara-morocco


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    Re: A New Saint?
    « Reply #26 on: April 29, 2018, 02:20:35 AM »
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  • Hanna Chrzanowska, a 20th-century Polish nurse and laywoman who will be beatified in Krakow Saturday, is a model of how to give of oneself for the good of others, said a priest involved with her canonization cause.
    “The laity know well the reality of everyday life,” Fr. Pawel Galuszka said. “Hanna, as a nurse, knew in person and from experience the problems of the sick, alone, abandoned and disabled.”
    A Polish priest responsible for the pastoral section of the beatification cause of Hanna Chrzanowska, Galuszka told CNA via email that “in today's culture the logic of the market prevails... In every aspect of life we tend to calculate profit or utility.”
    Chrzanowska, on the other hand, “teaches us how important it is to make a sincere gift of oneself, even sacrifice, for the good of the other. This is, and will be, the very legacy of Blessed Hanna Chrzanowska.”
    Galuszka noted that St. John Paul II, then-Cardinal Karol Wojtyla, knew Chrzanowska during her life, and when he presided over her funeral said: “We thank you, Miss Hanna, for having been among us... a particular incarnation of Christ's blessings from the Sermon on the Mount, above all that he said ‘blessed [are] the merciful.’”

    “The bishop of Krakow [St. John Paul II] had no doubt that Hanna in a heroic way fulfilled the commandment of love of neighbor,” Galuszka noted.
    Meeting Cardinal Wojtyla was one of the special moments in Chrzanowska’s life, the priest recounted, adding that the then-bishop of Krakow gave her “real moral and material help” during her organization of various parish infirmaries throughout the city and archdiocese
    “Equipped with a charismatic personality, she concentrated a significant group of collaborators and volunteers around her work, among them nurses, nuns, seminarians, priests, doctors, professors and students,” Galuszka said.
    “With their help, she organized retreats for her patients that brought back the joy and the strength to face everyday life. Thanks to her efforts, the tradition of celebrating Holy Mass in the homes of the sick, and going to visit patients during pastoral visits, spread.”
    Chrzanowska was born in Warsaw on October 7, 1902 to a family known for their charitable work. She finished high school at a school run by Ursuline sisters in Krakow and after graduating in 1922 attended nursing school in Warsaw.
    She became an oblate with the Ursuline Sisters of St. Benedict.
    From 1926-1929 she worked as an instructor at the University School of Nurses and Hygienists in Krakow. For 10 years she held the position of editor of the monthly “Nurse Poland” magazine, also publishing her own work in the field of nursing.
    During this period, she also grew closer to God, joining in the work of the Catholic Association of Polish Nurses in 1937.
    In 1939, Poland saw the outbreak of World War II. After the war and after the opening of a university school of maternity and nursing in Krakow, she worked as the head of the department dedicated to home nursing.

    Chrzanowska was especially dedicated to the proper formation and preparation of her students, including offering advice and assistance while accompanying her students on visits to patients confined at home.
    In 1966 she contracted cancer. Despite operations, the disease spread and eventually led to her death on April 29, 1973 in Krakow.
    Her cause for canonization was opened Nov. 3, 1998, and her beatification Mass will take place at the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Krakow April 28.
    Galuszka said that the miracle which paved the way for Chrzanowska’s beatification was the healing of a 66-year-old woman, who had suffered from a cerebral hemorrhage and mild heart attack.
    The woman had become paralyzed in both legs and a hand and was considered to have no chance of surviving.
    While in a coma, she had a dream that Hanna Chrzanowska appeared to her and said, “Everything will be fine.” Waking soon after, she surprised the doctors, because not only could she speak normally, but she could move her limbs, Galuszka said.
    It was later discovered that on the same day she was miraculously healed, the woman's friend, a nurse, had attended a Mass and prayed for her healing through the intercession of Venerable Hanna Chrzanowska.

    https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/soon-to-be-beatified-nurse-laywoman-lived-for-others-11087

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    Re: A New Saint?
    « Reply #27 on: May 06, 2018, 02:41:02 AM »
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  • Fr. János Brenner, a Cistercian Hungarian priest who was martyred in the 1950s, was beatified May 1. The beatification took place in Szombathely, Hungary, the same location where the Communist government had tried to prevent the faithful from attending Brenner’s funeral 60 years ago.
    Brenner was born on Dec. 27, 1931 in Szombathely, Hungary. He attended Catholic schools run by the Cistercian order for several years until the nationalization of schools by the communist government which came to power after World War II as part of the Eastern Bloc.
    He was accepted as a novice to the Cistercian order in Zirc in 1950, and took the name Br. Anastasius (Anasztáz).
    However, only a few months after Brenner began formation, the communist government began suppressing religious houses. To protect the men in formation, the novice master moved the young brothers from the abbey to private apartments, where they hoped to continue formation in secret.
    It was around this time that Brenner, along with a few other novices, moved to the local seminary to begin studying to become a priest, while continuing with his Cistercian formation through correspondence.
    Despite the dangers and religious oppression going on around him, journal entries from Brenner at the time display a deep trust in God and a strong desire to do his will.
    “There is no greater joy than when man, who is nothing, can be even more annihilated in Christ and immerse himself into the infinite world of His soul, filled with wonderful riches which are forever given over to us,” he wrote in 1950.
    “Even if the road is rough, I look at your pain-ridden face and follow you. I ask you only one thing: May I always fulfill most precisely what you give to me as my vocation.”
    Brenner took vows with the Cistercian order and then was ordained a priest in 1955.
    Throughout his ministry, he was known for his willingness and readiness to serve and to sacrifice, and took as his priestly motto the verse Romans 8:28: “We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.”
    Brenner was especially talented at working with youth, which made him a greater target of the communist government.
    Even when he was made aware of personal threats against his life, and his bishop offered to transfer him elsewhere for his own safety, Brenner responded: "I'm not afraid, I'm happy to stay."
    On the night of Dec. 14, 1957, Brenner was falsely called to give last rites to a sick person in a neighboring town, amid the reprisals for the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.
    He left his home, carrying his anointing oils and the Eucharist, but was ambushed in the woods outside Rabakethely and stabbed 32 times. He was found dead the next day, still clutching the Eucharist in his hands, which has earned him the title of the “Hungarian Tarcisius” – a reference to the young third century martyr who was also killed while carrying and protecting the Eucharist.
    While the communists had hoped that Brenner’s death would intimidate the faithful in the area, they could not stop devotion to Brenner’s memory. The Chapel of the Good Pastor was built in 1989 on the spot where he died, and is a popular place of pilgrimage for people throughout the country. The dirty and bloodied surplice Brenner wore when he was killed has been preserved as a relic.
    Brenner’s martyrdom was acknowledged by Pope Francis in November 2017.



    https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/beloved-1950s-hungarian-priest-and-martyr-beatified-52070

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    « Reply #28 on: May 09, 2018, 02:27:14 AM »
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  • Blessed Clara Fey (1815-94), the foundress of the Sisters of the Poor Child Jesus, was beatified at a Mass in Aachen Cathedral . “Let us give thanks to God for this zealous witness of the Gospel, devoted educator of disadvantaged youth,” Pope Francis said on May 6.

    https://www1.wdr.de/nachrichten/rheinland/clara-fey-seliggesprochen-aachen-100.html

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    « Reply #29 on: May 21, 2018, 02:40:20 AM »
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  • St. Christopher Magallanes and Companions
    Like Blessed Miguel Agustin Pro, S.J. (November 23), Cristobal and his twenty-four companion martyrs lived under a very anti-Catholic government in Mexico, one determined to weaken the Catholic faith of its people. Churches, schools and seminaries were closed; foreign clergy were expelled. Cristobal established a clandestine seminary at Totatiche, Jalisco. Magallanes and the other priests were forced to minister secretly to Catholics during the presidency of Plutarco Calles (1924-1928).
    All of these martyrs except three were diocesan priests. David, Manuel and Salvador were laymen who died with their parish priest, Luis Batis. All of these martyrs belonged to the Cristero movement, pledging their allegiance to Christ and to the church that he established to spread the Good News in society—even if Mexico's leaders had made it a crime to receive baptism or celebrate the Mass.
    These martyrs did not die as a single group but in eight Mexican states, with Jalisco and Zacatecas having the largest number. They were beatified in 1992 and canonized eight years later.

    https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2018-05-21

    They were canonized fairly recently. Their feast day is today. May we be as faithful as they were in the time of the trial.  

     

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