Tag: Beatification

Blessed Solanus lived out faith, hope, charity every day, says cardinal

Blessed Solanus lived out faith, hope, charity every day, says cardinal

| November 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Father Solanus Casey’s words was known for the “concrete practice of faith, hope and charity in his everyday life,” said the cardinal in his homily during the Nov. 18 beatification Mass for the beloved Capuchin Franciscan friar who was known for his cures and wise counsel.

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Religious brother strives to emulate fellow Franciscan

Religious brother strives to emulate fellow Franciscan

| November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

While in his early 20s living in a discernment house near Denver, Colorado, a friend’s picture of the bald-headed, bearded Capuchin Franciscan caught Brother Richardson’s attention. He soon came to revere Father Casey, who’ll be beatified Nov. 18 in Detroit.

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In martyr’s ministry, the Gospel of Jesus ‘trumped evil,’ says priest

In martyr’s ministry, the Gospel of Jesus ‘trumped evil,’ says priest

| Kate Blain | September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

To Father Thomas Connery, his old seminary classmate was “a big guy from a farming family” who loved music and worked hard.

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Martyred priest ‘always served those most in need,’ says Guatemalan

Martyred priest ‘always served those most in need,’ says Guatemalan

| Tony Gutierrez | September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Wearing a red and black traditional Guatemalan shirt that had belonged to martyred U.S. priest Father Stanley Rother, Ronald Arteaga traveled from his village of Santiago Atitlan to witness the Sept. 23 beatification of the pastor he knew as “Padre Aplas.”

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Father Stanley Rother beatification

Father Stanley Rother beatification

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Father Rother’s life, legacy and Minnesota ties

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Oklahoma set to welcome world for beatification of ‘ordinary’ native son

Oklahoma set to welcome world for beatification of ‘ordinary’ native son

| Rhina Guidos | September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Catholics in Oklahoma have been preparing for a long time for this moment. Many, like Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City, had faith it would come, but there’s still a sense of awe, to think that a farm boy, one of their own, is about to take a step toward official sainthood.

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Kansas nun shares memories of her brother who is on path to sainthood

Kansas nun shares memories of her brother who is on path to sainthood

| Christopher M. Riggs | September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sister Marita Rother really didn’t get to know her brother, Father Stanley Rother, as a priest until she visited him in Guatemala in the 1970s.

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‘They killed a man, but they created a saint’

‘They killed a man, but they created a saint’

| September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Flynn, others describe Father Rother’s life, legacy and Minnesota ties ahead of Sept. 23 beatification

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Father Solanus Casey’s remains exhumed, relics collected ahead of beatification Mass

Father Solanus Casey’s remains exhumed, relics collected ahead of beatification Mass

| Mike Stechschulte | August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

The remains of Father Solanus Casey were exhumed Aug. 1 as part of the canonical process that precedes the saintly Capuchin Franciscan friar’s beatification Mass in November.

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Beloved friar known for cures, wise counsel to be beatified Nov. 18

Beloved friar known for cures, wise counsel to be beatified Nov. 18

Pope Francis recognized the authenticity of a miracle necessary for the friar to be elevated from venerable to blessed after a review by the Vatican’s Congregation for Saints’ Causes was completed earlier this year.

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Archdiocese announces beatification date for Oklahoma priest

Archdiocese announces beatification date for Oklahoma priest

| Rhina Guidos | March 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City announced that one its native sons, Father Stanley Rother, a North American priest who worked in Guatemala and was brutally murdered there in 1981, will be beatified Sept. 23 in Oklahoma.

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St. Rita sends delegation to Peru for martyrs’ beatification

St. Rita sends delegation to Peru for martyrs’ beatification

| December 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

In 1991, a guerrilla group killed missionary priests Friar Miguel Tomaszek and Friar Zbigniew Strzalkowski, both Conventual Franciscans, and Father Alessandro Dordi, who were serving the Diocese of Chimbote, Peru. A fledgling Catholic community in Chimbote took the name Los Santos Martires — the Holy Martyrs — in their honor, and later developed a relationship with St. Rita’s parish.

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