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Re: A New Saint?
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  • Poche, is it really necessary for you to copy and paste all of this text?

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    « Reply #46 on: November 16, 2018, 11:12:29 PM »
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  • Poche, is it really necessary for you to copy and paste all of this text?
    The holiness of the saints inspires me. There is so much we can learn from them.


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    « Reply #47 on: November 17, 2018, 08:36:27 AM »
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  • The holiness of the saints inspires me. There is so much we can learn from them.
    It's a CathInfo-wide grievance that people paste the entire article, formatting and all. Simply post a link, and stop deflecting. You look like a politician addressing a scandal when you do that -- and not in a good way, either.
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    « Reply #48 on: December 10, 2018, 11:06:16 PM »
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  • As Father Pierre Claverie and 18 other martyrs were Beatified on Saturday in Algeria, Pope Francis sent a message to the Algerian people.
    By Linda Bordoni
    In a message to the people of Algeria Pope Francis urged them to go forward in healing the wounds of the past and nurturing a culture of encounter and coexistence.    
    The 19 martyrs were killed between 1994 and 1996 during the civil war in Algeria between the government and Islamist groups. All were religious and they all shared a love of Christ and a desire to serve the Muslim people of the nation.
    The Pope’s message was read after the Beatification Mass presided over in the city of Oran by Cardinal Angelo Becciu, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints.
    Pope Francis described the celebration as a joyful one for the Church in Algeria and said he joins the community in giving thanks “for these lives given totally for the love of God, the country and all its inhabitants”.

    https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2018-12/pope-martyrs-algeria-beatification-message.html

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    « Reply #49 on: January 15, 2019, 11:36:22 PM »
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  • On 15 January 2019, the Holy Father Francis received in audience His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Becciu, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. During the audience, the Supreme Pontiff authorized the Congregation to promulgate the Decrees regarding:
    - the miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Marguerite Bays, virgin, of the Third Order of Saint Francis of Assisi; born in Pierraz, Switzerland on 8 September 1815 and died in Siviriez, Switzerland, on 27 June 1879;
    - the martyrdom of the Servants of God Maria del Carmen (née: Isabella Lacaba Andía and thirteen companions, professed religious of the Franciscan Order of the Immaculate Conception; killed in hatred of the faith in Spain in 1936;
    - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Anna Kaworek, co-founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Michael Archangel; born in Biedrzychowice, Poland on 18 June 1872, and died in Miejsce Piastowe, Poland, on 30 December 1936;
    - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God María Soledad Sanjurjo Santos (née: María Consolata), professed religious of the Congregation of the Servants of Mary, Ministers to the Sick; born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, on 15 November 1892 and died in San Juan de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico, on 23 April 1973.


    http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2019/01/15/190115g.html




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    Re: A New Saint?
    « Reply #50 on: February 15, 2019, 11:05:45 PM »
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  • On 12 February 2019, the Holy Father Francis received in audience His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Becciu, 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 John Henry Newman, Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church, founder of the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri in England; born in London, England on 21 February 1801, and died in Edgbaston, England on 11 August 1890;
    - the miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Mariam Thresia Chiramel Mankidiyan, founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family; born in Puthenchira, India on 26 April 1876 and died in Kuzhikkattussery, India on 8 June 1926;
    - the martyrdom of the Servant of God Salvador Victorio Emilio Moscoso Cárdenas, professed priest of the Society of Jesus; born in Cuenca, Ecuador on 21 April 1846 and killed in hatred of the faith in Riobamba, Ecuador on 4 May 1897;
    - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God József Mindszenty, cardinal of the Holy Roman Church, former archbishop of Esztergom and primate of Hungary; born in Csehimindszent, Hungary on 29 March 1892 and died in Vienna, Austria on 6
    May 1975;
    - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Giovanni Battista Zuaboni, diocesan priest, founder of the Company of the Holy Family Secular Institute; born in Vestone, Italy on 24 January 1880 and died in Brescia, Italy on 12 December 1939;
    - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Manuel García Nieto, professed priest of the Society of Jesus; born in Macotera, Spain, on 5 April 1894 and died in Comillas, Spain on 13 April 1974;
    - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Serafina Formai (née Letizia), founder of the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of the Good News; born in Casola Lunigiana, Italy on 28 August 1876 and died in Pontremoli, Italy on 1 June 1954;
    - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God María Berenice Duque Heckner (née Ana Julia), founder of the Congregation of the Little Sisters of the Annunciation; born in Salamina, Colombia on 14 August and died in Medellín, Colombia on 25 July 1993.

    http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2019/02/13/190213b.html

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    Re: A New Saint?
    « Reply #51 on: March 11, 2019, 11:04:15 PM »
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  • The Beatification of nine Spanish seminarians, martyrs of the 20th century, is a testimony for the Church today, disfigured by sexual abuses and the abuse of power by members of the clergy, said Cardinal Angelo Becciu, on celebrating the martyrdom of Angelo Cuartas Cristobal and eight companions, on March 9, 2019 at Oviedo, Spain. “We need honest and irreproachable priests,” he stressed.
    The nine seminarians – Angelo, Mariano, Jesus, Cesar Gonzalo, Jose Maria, Juan Jose, Manuel, Sixto, and Luis, killed out of hatred for the faith between 1934 and 1937 –, heard the voice of the Divine Master who said to them: “Follow Me!,” continued in his homily the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. However, “that ‘Follow Me!’ at a certain point asked for a greater and more heroic receptiveness and, once again, they said ‘yes’.”
    In an atmosphere of live Catholic hostility, whose objective was the elimination of the Church and, in particular, of the clergy, they were “determined to follow their vocation . . . conscious of the traps and dangers with which they would confront.” While it was enough for their persecutors “to identify them as seminarians to give free rein to their homicidal violence,” these young men “were able to persevere with a particular strength up to the last moment of their life, without denying their identity of clerics in formation,” explained the Cardinal.
    “Their testimony is of great actuality: they didn’t flee in face of difficulties, but they chose fidelity to Christ, he continued. The message of these martyred seminarians “speaks to the Church and to Europe”: “They remind us that love for Christ prevails over all other choices and that coherence of life can lead to death . . . They remind us that one can’t accept compromises with one’s conscience and that no other human authority can rival the primacy of God.”
    By their holiness of life, “the new Blesseds speak above all to the Church of today” because “they made the priesthood radiant,” affirmed the Prefect of the Dicastery, recalling the present scandals of sexual abuse and of abuse of power. “We are all troubled by the scandals that seem to be without end and that disfigure the face of the Bride of Christ. We need seminarians, priests, consecrated persons generous Pastors, such as these martyrs of Oviedo. We need honest and irreproachable priests that lead souls to God and don’t cause sufferings to the Church or trouble the People of God.”
    “By their message and their martyrdom, the new Blesseds speak to all of us and remind us that to die for the faith is a gift granted only to certain persons; however, to live the faith is a call addressed to all,” concluded Cardinal Becciu.

    https://zenit.org/articles/spain-beatification-of-nine-seminarians-a-testimony-for-the-church-in-these-troubled-times/

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    Re: A New Saint?
    « Reply #52 on: March 20, 2019, 11:49:47 PM »
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  • Pope Francis on Tuesday took 14 men and women a step closer to sainthood, among them an Italian missionary martyred in Myanmar and 7 bishops killed for their faith in Romania. 
    The Pope received Cardinal Angelo Becciu, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints and authorized the promulgation of 8 new decrees, recognizing the heroic virtues of 4 Italian nuns and an Italian priest, a miracle attributed to the intercession of a Spanish nun and the martyrdom of 8 men.
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    A decree recognized a miracle through the intercession of Spanish nun Sister Maria Emilia Riquelme y Zayas, foundress of the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament and of the Blessed Virgin Mary Immaculate.  She was born in Granada (Spain) on August 5, 1847 and died there on December 10, 1940.
    A decree recognized the martyrdom of 7 Romanian bishops who killed under the country’s Communist regime between 1950 and 1970.  They are Valeriu Traian Frenţiu, Vasile Aftenie, Ioan Suciu, Tit Liviu Chinezu, Ioan Bălan, Alessandru Rusu and Iuliu Hossu.
    A separate decree recognized the martyrdom of Italian PIME missionary Father Alfredo Cremonesi.  He was born on May 16, 1902, and killed in the village of Donoku , Myanmar, on February 7, 1953. 
    Following the withdrawal of Japanese troops at the end of World War II from what was then called Burma, Fr. Cremonesi became a victim of the conflict between government troops and the Karen rebels.  He and his Christians were suspected of backing the rebels.  Fr. Cremonesi tried to convince the government forces they were neither rebels nor their sympathizers.  But before he could finish explaining, he and the village chief were gunned down. Fr. Cremonesi was immediately invoked as a "martyr" for giving his life for his flock.  
    5 Venerable Servants of God
    Five other decrees recognized the heroic virtues of the following:
    Italian diocesan priest Father Francesco Maria Di Francia, founder of the Congregation of the Capuchin Sisters of the Sacred Heart.  He was born in Messina on February 19, 1853, and died in Roccalumera (Italy) on December 22, 1913.
    Italian nun Sister Maria Hueber, foundress of the Congregation of the Tertiary Sisters of St. Francis.  She was born in Bressanone (Italy today) on May 22, 1653, and died there on July 31, 1705.
    Italian nun Sister Maria Teresa Camera, foundress of the Congregation of the Daughters of Our Lady of Mercy.  She was born in Ovada (Italy) on October 8, 1818, and died there on March 24, 1894.
    Italian nun Sister Maria Teresa Gabrieli, co-foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Poor Women - Palazzolo Institute.  She was born in Bergamo (Italy) on September 13, 1837, and died there on February 6, 1908.
    Italian nun Sister Giovanna Francesca dello Spirito Santo (born Luisa Ferrari), foundress of the Institute of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Incarnate Word; born in Reggio Emilia (Italy) on September 14, 1888, and died in Fiesole (Italy) on December 21, 1984. 

    https://www.vaticannews.va/en/vatican-city/news/2019-03/pope-francis-decrees-saints-venerable-blessed.html


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    Re: A New Saint?
    « Reply #53 on: April 08, 2019, 11:24:50 PM »
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  • On 6 April 2019, the Holy Father Francis received in audience His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Becciu, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. During the audience, the Supreme Pontiff authorized the Congregation to promulgate the decrees regarding:
    - the miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Donizetti Tavares de Lima, diocesan priest; born on 3 January 1882 in Cássia, Brazil, and died on 16 June 1961 in Tambaú, Brazil;
    - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Carlo Cavina, diocesan priest, founder of the Congregation of the Daughters of Saint Francis de Sales; born in Castel Bolognese, Italy on 29 August and died on 15 September 1880 in Lugo, Italy;
    - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Raffaele da Sant’Elia a Pianisi (born Domenico Petruccelli), professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin; born in Sant’Elia a Pianisi, Italy on 14 December 1816 and died there on 6 January 1901;
    - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Damiano da Bozzano (born Pio Giannotti), professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin; born in Bozzano, Italy on 5 November 1898 and died in Recife, Brazil on 31 May 1997;
    - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Victorin Nymphas Arnaud Pagés (born Augustin), professed friar of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools; born in Onzillon, France on 7 September 1885 and died in San Juan de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico on 16 April 1966;
    - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Consolata Betrone (born Pierina Lorenzina Giovanna), professed religious of the Capuchin Poor Clares; born in Saluzzo, Italy on 6 April 1903 and died in Moriondo, Italy on 18 July 1946;
    - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Nelson Santana, layperson; born in Ibitinga, Brazil on 31 July and died in Araraquara, Brazil on 24 December 1964;
    - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Gaetana Tolomeo, known as “Nuccia”, layperson; born in Catanzaro, Italy on 10 April 1936 and died there on 24 January 1997.

    http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2019/04/08/190408a.html

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    Re: A New Saint?
    « Reply #54 on: April 24, 2019, 12:08:36 AM »
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  • An unassuming husband and father who carried the wounds of Christ for nearly two decades could be declared a saint in the not so distant future. Bishop John F. Doerfler of the Diocese of Marquette, Michigan, opened the cause for canonization in early November of last year for Irving C. “Francis” Houle.
    “Everyone I spoke to about him unanimously spoke in witness to the holiness of his life,” Bishop Doerfler said. “The life of Irving Houle gives a good example of what a holy husband and father looks like. He laid down his life in loving service and sacrifice for others.”

    https://www.osvnews.com/2019/04/03/michigan-stigmatic-on-path-toward-sainthood/

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    « Reply #55 on: May 16, 2019, 01:08:03 AM »
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  • On 13 May 2019, the Holy Father Francis received in audience His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Becciu, 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 Giuseppina Vannini (née Giuditta Adelaide Agata), founder of the Daughters of San Camillo; born in Rome, Italy on 7 July 1859 and died there on 23 February 1911;
    - the miracle, attributed to the intercession of Blessed Dulce Lopes Pontes (née Maria Rita), of the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of the Mother of God; born in São Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, on 26 May 1914 and died there on 22 May 1992;
    - the miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Lucia of the Immaculate (née Maria Ripamonti), professed sister of the Institute of the Handmaids of Charity; born in Acquate, Italy on 26 May 1909 and died in Brescia, Italy on 4 July 1954;
    - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Giovanni Battista Pinardi, titular bishop of Eudossiade and auxiliary bishop of Turin; born in Castagnole Piemonte, Italy on 15 August 1880 and died in Turin, Italy on 2 August 1962;
    - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Carlo Salerio, priest of the Foreign Missions of Paris, founder of the Institute of the Sisters of Reparation; born in Milan, Italy on 22 March 1827 and died there on 29 September 1870;
    - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Domenico Lázaro Castro, professed priest of the Society of Mary; born in San Adrian de Juarros, Spain, on 10 May 1877 and died in Madrid, Spain on 22 February 1935;
    - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Salvador from Casca (né Hermínio Pinzetta), professed religious of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin; born in Casca, Brazil on 27 July 1911 and died in Flores da Cunha, Brazil, on 31 May 1972;
    - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God María Eufrasia Iaconis (née Maria Giuseppina Amalia Sofia), founder of the Congregation of the Daughters of the Immaculate Conception; born in Casino di Calabria, now Castelsilano, Italy, on 18 November 1867 and died in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 2 August 1916.

    http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2019/05/14/190514a.html


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    Re: A New Saint?
    « Reply #56 on: June 04, 2019, 11:00:58 PM »
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  • Iuliu Hossu
    Romania was under Soviet occupation and ruled by Nicolae Ceausescu, when Iuliu Hossu returned there after completing his theology studies in Rome. He spent 22 years in prison. His last words were: "My battle is over, yours continues". He never knew that Pope Paul VI had created him a Cardinal "in pectore" in 1969.
    Vasile Aftenie
    Vasile Aftenie also studied in Rome. A year after his arrest he was transferred to the infamous Ministry of the Interior where he suffered terrible tortures and eventually died of his wounds in 1950.
    Ioan Balan
    In 1929 Ioan Balan was appointed to the Vatican Commission to draw up the new Code of Canon Law of the Eastern Churches. After his arrest in 1948, he was placed in solitary confinement and died in 1959 without ever being tried or sentenced.
    Valeriu Traian Frentiu
    Valeriu Traian Frentiu was ordained a bishop when he was only 37 years of age. Also arrested in 1948, he spent the rest of his life in a concentration camp. When he died in 1952, his body was thrown into an unmarked grave.
    Ioan Suciu
    Ioan Suciu was ordained a priest in 1931. He too died of hunger and disease while in prison. In his last letter to the faithful before his arrest, he wrote: “Do not be deceived by vain words, promises, lies... We cannot sell Christ or the Church”.
    Tito Liviu Chinezu
    Tito Liviu Chinezu was born in 1904. He was ordained a bishop in prison by those bishops who were themselves prisoners. When the secret of his ordination leaked out, he was transferred to a prison where he died of cold and hunger.
    Alexandru Rusu
    Alexandru Rusu was consecrated bishop in 1931. Arrested in 1948, he was sentenced to 25 years in prison for instigation and high treason. He died in 1963 and was buried in the prison cemetery without any religious rite.

    These were the seven Greek Catholic bishops who were arrested and gave their lives for Christ.   

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    Re: A New Saint?
    « Reply #57 on: June 10, 2019, 08:08:19 AM »
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  • “Blessed Michał... is part of that long line of disciples of Christ who, like a red thread, runs through the history of the Church: God’s preference for the simple and the weak.
    The Lord granted him the gift of knowledge of the mysteries of His Kingdom, in which our Blessed lived and which he guarded, becoming a convinced witness through his life. Although he came from a noble family, Michał was sacristan in the religious community entrusted to him. He kept order in the church of San Marcos, praised the Lord without interruption, carried out with docility the work he was asked to do, bravely bearing arrogance and contrariness. He led a simple and poor life. Although due to his origin he could have received the sacred orders, he chose to remain “small” as a lay brother, surrounded by the wall of the monastery, remaining united with the crucified Christ and the Blessed Virgin. And God, looking at the meekness of his heart, granted him while he was alive the gift of performing miracles and prophecies. He employed the talents he received to the benefit of others. His ways of practicing love of neighbour today are more relevant than ever: listening to the other, welcoming those who knock at the door, giving alms to the poor and comforting the afflicted.
    God saves the world starting from here. Our Blessed walked the path of the first disciples of Jesus: they, simple and modest individuals, were chosen by the divine Master as apostles of the Kingdom. To them, He not only revealed His mystery, but also entrusted it to them so that they could manifest it to the world. Michał was a “little one” in accordance with the spirit of the Gospel. I was not looking for anything other than God Himself. The mystery of his existence lies precisely in God’s primacy: he entrusted everything to Him and was grateful to Him for everything. He did not worry about things considered great by the world, but rather directed his attention to what is most important, namely, the love of God and friendship with others.
    To us today, who are overwhelmed by a thousand apparently important things, Blessed Michał teaches that the authentic greatness of people does not come from how much, but from how something is achieved. It is zeal and love that make our actions and tasks great, even the simplest ones. His testimony of life, characterized by the acceptance of his own physical limits and the union of his own suffering with that of the crucified Christ, today is good news for all those who, like him, are often relegated to the margins of society due to their physical inefficiency, advanced age or other limits. It is good news for all those who are afflicted by the negative experiences of life: who are unhappy, disappointed, discarded, who have lost the sense of their value. To them he indicates, with his own example of life, the source of true happiness, that is, trust in God and deep faith in Him, which helps one to accept daily crosses.
    Our celebration of thanksgiving, even if it takes place in this royal city of Krakow, offers me a special opportunity to express feelings of gratitude to the Church in Lithuania, of which Blessed Michał Giedroyć is a faithful and illustrious son. He was born not far from Vilnius around the year 1420, just a few decades after the baptism of his native land. There he spent almost forty years of his life, before arriving in Krakow. He was a beautiful flower, one of the first, of the young Lithuanian Church, becoming a precious gift for the Polish land. The recent confirmation of worship, enjoyed since ancient times, is a great encouragement for the Church, here in Poland, and the Church in Lithuania, to continue walking together. His holiness, officially recognized and confirmed by the Church, constitutes a spiritual seal and a divine blessing for this particular bond.
    I wish to emphasize again that this particular bond of faith and mutual collaboration between Poland and Lithuania is reinforced by the fact that today’s celebration ... happily coincides with the memory of another saint who accompanies the two peoples: Saint Jadwiga, Queen of Poland and Grand Duchess of Lithuania. In fact, today is the liturgical memory of that saint and the 22nd anniversary of her canonization by Saint John Paul II here in Krakow.
    The mysterious fantasy of Divine Providence, through Blessed Michał and Saint Jadwiga, invites Poles and Lithuanians to renew, deepen and strengthen historical bonds, reinforced by faith in Him, He Who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. This is the message that Blessed Michael Giedroyc and Saint Jadwiga give us today: the greatness of the saints is also in their ability to overcome the narrow limits of nations and become “all in all” as Saint Paul said of himself.

    http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2019/06/08/190608e.html

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    Re: A New Saint?
    « Reply #58 on: June 26, 2019, 12:07:15 AM »
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  • Editor's Note: Blessed María Carmen Lacaba Andía and her 13 companions belonged to the Franciscan Order of the Immaculate Conception. Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, celebrated the beatification Mass (video). “Killed in hatred of the faith during the religious persecution between 1936 and 1939, these cloistered nuns, like the prudent virgins, awaited with heroic faith the arrival of the divine Spouse,” Pope Francis said following his June 23 Angelus address. “Their martyrdom is an invitation to all of us to be strong and steadfast, especially at the time of trial.”

    https://www.catholicculture.org/news/

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    « Reply #59 on: July 09, 2019, 11:28:09 PM »
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  • As Bonnie Engstrom watched lifesaving measures being taken for her son, who had been born just moments before without a pulse or drawing breath, she asked for help from the person whose prayerful support she had sought throughout her pregnancy: Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen.
    After 61 minutes, just as emergency room personnel were about to pronounce him dead, James Fulton Engstrom began to breathe and his heart rate shot up to a normal level for a newborn. Despite dire prognoses for his future, the child has thrived and is now a healthy 8-year-old who likes chicken nuggets, “Star Wars” and riding his bicycle.
    Those who have heard the story of the Washington, Illinois, boy call it a miracle, and Pope Francis has made it official. At a July 5 audience with Cardinal Angelo Becciu, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, the pope formally approved the miracle attributed to the intercession of Archbishop Sheen, moving him one step closer to beatification.
    Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, of Peoria, Illinois, made the announcement “with overwhelming joy” early in the morning on July 6.
    “It is truly amazing how God continues to work miracles,” Bishop Jenky said in a statement. “I am so grateful that the Vatican acted so quickly after last week’s transfer of Sheen’s remains from New York to the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Peoria.” (For the full text of the diocesan press release click here.)
    Archbishop Sheen had been placed in a crypt below the main altar of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York after his death on Dec. 9, 1979. After protracted legal proceedings, his remains were brought to Peoria on June 27 at the request of his niece, Joan Sheen Cunningham, and now rest in a new marble tomb in the Peoria cathedral.
    With the miracle confirmed, the Diocese of Peoria can formally begin planning for the beatification of Archbishop Sheen, according to the statement. It added that while the date for that is unknown, Bishop Jenky “hopes and prays” that it will be announced very soon.
    In a recent interview with The Catholic Post, newspaper of the Diocese of Peoria, Bonnie Engstrom said God had allowed the miracle to happen for his honor and glory.
    “I really don’t think it was given to us, for us,” she said. “I think it was given to the church, for the church.”

    https://thecatholicpost.com/2019/07/06/miraculous-healing-of-washington-boy-given-to-the-church-for-the-church/

     

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