Tag: Saints

(Twin) Cities of saints

(Twin) Cities of saints

| Jonathon Liedl | November 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Did you remember All Saints Day earlier this November? In Italy, it’d be hard not to. Here, in this peculiarly Catholic country (case in point: the rate of Sunday Mass attendance is lower in Italy than in the U.S., but two soccer players were just suspended by an Italian national league for using the Lord’s name in vain during a game), All Saints Day is a national holiday. Schools, government services and most businesses are closed every year when the Nov. 1 solemnity rolls around.

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Divine intervention: Papal tweet of support for ‘Saints’ goes viral

Divine intervention: Papal tweet of support for ‘Saints’ goes viral

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

A hashtag mix-up caused a papal tweet meant to give thanks for the Catholic Church’s newest saints to be read as Pope Francis showing support for the New Orleans Saints’ football team.

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Pope signs decrees in causes for St. John Paul’s mentor, two martyrs

Pope signs decrees in causes for St. John Paul’s mentor, two martyrs

| Carol Glatz | October 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis recognized the miracle needed for the beatification of Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, a mentor and friend of St. John Paul II.

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She held Jesus in her palm: Meet Blessed Benedetta

She held Jesus in her palm: Meet Blessed Benedetta

| Liz Kelly | September 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

On Sept. 14, an extraordinary young Italian woman was beatified: Blessed Benedetta Bianchi Porro. Truly a saint for our time, especially for young people who suffer from chronic or progressively debilitating illnesses and all those who care for them, specifically doctors, you will not regret getting to know her.

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Portraitist reviving talent by painting 50 modern saints

Portraitist reviving talent by painting 50 modern saints

| May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Despite a longtime love for painting and a bachelor’s degree in studio art, Bernadette Gockowski set down her brushes after college. For nine years, she didn’t make art. When she picked them back up last year, it was begrudgingly.

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Bishops give go-ahead to diocese’s Sister Thea Bowman sainthood effort

Bishops give go-ahead to diocese’s Sister Thea Bowman sainthood effort

| Mark Pattison | November 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops gave their assent to the canonization effort launched for Sister Thea Bowman by the Diocese of Jackson, Mississippi.

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The pope and the martyr: New saints offer youths a road map to holiness

The pope and the martyr: New saints offer youths a road map to holiness

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church has its share of young saints who gave witness through their lives that holiness can be attained even at a young age.

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New saints highlight care for poor, zeal for Gospel

New saints highlight care for poor, zeal for Gospel

| September 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Hundreds of thousands of people around the world will celebrate when Pope Francis formally declares that Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, El Salvador, are saints.

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Pope to canonize Blesseds Paul VI, Oscar Romero in Rome Oct. 14

Pope to canonize Blesseds Paul VI, Oscar Romero in Rome Oct. 14

| Cindy Wooden | May 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will declare Blesseds Oscar Romero, Paul VI and four others saints Oct. 14 at the Vatican during the meeting of the world Synod of Bishops, an institution Blessed Paul revived.

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New saints inspire Christians to build peaceful world, bishop says

New saints inspire Christians to build peaceful world, bishop says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The church’s newest saints represent a diverse group of people who offer encouragement and hope to Christians today through their example, a Brazilian bishop said.

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Musing on saints’ teeth

Musing on saints’ teeth

| Bishop Robert Barron | August 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

I write these words from Milan, Italy, where I am with my Word on Fire team filming new episodes for our Pivotal Players series. I’ve seen lots of marvelous things on this trip, including the ruins of the ancient baptistery under the Milan Cathedral where, in the spring of 387, St. Augustine was baptized by St. Ambrose. But the most fascinating sight I’ve taken in is the vested and mitered skeleton of that same Ambrose, which rests in the basilica that bears his name, not far from the Cathedral.

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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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