Showing posts with label Canonizations. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Canonizations. Show all posts

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Fatima Canonization With 80 Cardinals and Bishops Coming Up

Vatican announces details of the Pope's program in Fatima.

Vatican City (kath.net/ KAP)  Around 80 cardinals and bishops are expected for the canonization of the shepherd children of Fatima on 13 May by Pope Francis. This was announced by a spokeswoman for the Portuguese Shrine on Friday in the Vatican. Two thousand priests will attend the Mass with Francis. More than 40,000 people also wish to join the event as pilgrims, according to spokeswoman Carmo Rodeia.

Francis travels to Portugal on 12 and 13 May to sanctify Francisco (1908-1919) and Jacinta Marto (1910-1920). The 13th of May is the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Marian Apparitions, which lasted from May to October 1917. With millions of pilgrims, Fatima is now the second largest place of pilgrimage in Europe. 

Vatican spokesman Greg Burke announced that before the canonization, Francis would meet the oldest priest of Portugal, a 104-year-old. Prior to this, a brief meeting is planned between the head of the Church with Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa.

The Pope will be welcomed by President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa on 12 May at the Air Force Base in Monte Real. After an interview and a visit to the chapel of the airfield, Francis goes by helicopter to Fatima, 40 kilometers away.

There he will first pray privately in the Chapel of the Apparition before he sends a greeting to the faithful in the evening and prays the Rosary with them. Subsequently, Cardinal Secretary Pietro Parolin, with thousands, will celebrate a Vigil Mass on the square of the Shrine.

With the Sacred Ceremony on the 13th of May, the pope brings the seer children, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, into the list of the deceased who are allowed to be venerated in all Catholic churches worldwide. For the third seer, Lucia dos Santos (1907-2005), the beatification process is still ongoing. There were speculations that on the same day, she could also be blessed or sanctified. However, such a step would be unusual.

According to Rodeia, 350 clinically ill people are expected to attend the Mass of Saints; an encounter of the pope with them is expressly provided for. Francis then wants to have lunch with the bishops of the country. In the afternoon he leaves Monte Real for Rome.

AMDG

Monday, March 7, 2016

Consitory to Approve Sainthood of Mother Teresa

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis will preside over a consistory to approve the canonization of five men and women, including Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, the Vatican announced. 

The March 15 consistory will also determine the approval of canonization of Argentine "gaucho priest," Blessed Jose Gabriel del Rosario Brochero and Blessed Jose Sanchez del Rio, a 14-year-old Mexican boy martyred for refusing to renounce his faith during the Cristero War of the 1920s, the Vatican said March 7. 

The meeting of cardinals and promoters of the sainthood causes, also known as an "ordinary public consistory," formally ends the process of approving a new saint.

http://www.catholicnews.com/services/englishnews/2016/vatican-announces-consistory-to-approve-canonization-of-mother-teresa.cfm



Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Parents of St. Therese of Lisieux Will be Canonized During Bishops' Synod

(Rome) Pope Francis has called  an ordinary Cardinal consistory to announce new Saints on June 27th. Among the new saints are included the French couple Louis and Zelie Martin, the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux.
The upcoming canonization of the parents of the popular saints will be officially confirmed. Pope Francis will make the Saints during the Synod of Bishops in October, as indicated by Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation of Saints.
Rumors have it that  the Pope has the intention to set up relics of the holy married couple during the upcoming Synod of Bishops in the Synod Hall. A confirmation does not exist for the time being.

Five Daughters Were Nuns

Zelie Martin, born Guerin lived from 1831-1877, and her husband Louis Martin from 1823 to 1894. The couple married in 1858, had nine children, all girls who had been baptized with  the name Maria in combination with a second name. All five children who reached adulthood, became nuns. Four sisters entered the Carmel of Lisieux, a fifth sister, Marie-Léonie was Salesian in Caen.
The youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matin, Marie-Françoise-Thérèse (1873-1897), was  Sister Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face in the Carmelite Carmel of Lisieux. Better known as Therese of Lisieux's "Little Therese" in order to distinguish her from  St. Teresa of Avila.
In 1923   Pope Pius XI. beatified her and canonized her  in 1925. In 1927 she was named by the same pope, along with St Francis Xavier as patron of the universal mission. In 1997, Pope John Paul II., declared her, together with Teresa of Avila and Catherine of Siena. a Doctor of the Church. Pope Benedict XVI. finally signed the decree for the beatification of Therese's parents, which took place in Lisieux 19 October 2008.
Zelie and Louis Martin are the first married couple to be canonized without suffering martyrdom. Last March, Pope Francis recognized a scientifically inexplicable healing miracle attributed to the intercession of the couple.

A Founder and Religious Superiors as New Saints

At the Cardinal Consistory, Pope Francis will also announce the canonization of the Spanish nun Maria Isabella Salvat Romero (1926-1998), and the Italian priest Vincenzo Grossi (1845-1917). Mother Mary of the Most Pure Cross  was Superior General of the Hermanas de la Compañía de la Cruz de Sevilla (Sisters of the Company of the Cross). The Order with around 1,000 nurses and more than 50 houses operates in Spain, Argentina and Italy.
The priest Grossi founded in 1885 the Order of the Daughters dell'Oratorio (Sisters of the Oratorio), who particularly care for needy children and young people. The Order's name originated because of the main field of activity of the sisters and because the order was placed under the protection of St. Philip Neri. The Order today has approximately 230 sisters in 30 houses works in Italy, Argentina and Ecuador.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: ocdssacramento.org
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
AMDG

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Misgivings With the Current Causes of Saints -- and Their Absence


Or: Why Isn't Sister Lucia Beatified?


On October 10, 2014  the first part of the three-part essay by theologian and  writer  Wolfram Schrems "The  Unease with Current Causes of Saints - and Their Absence" was published. Due to recent cause for beatification of Pope Paul VI. (1963-1978)   the second part now follows.  [Last week]
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by Wolfram Schrems *

The Circumstances of the Time During the Pontificate of Pope John XXIII : Confusion Enters  The Church at Top

The year late,  a Catholic Italian writer Eugenio Corti, unfortunately practically unknown in the German speaking world,  stated in his thousand-page masterpiece of the Red Horse (1983) the development of Italy from the interwar period to about the time of the Council. As an incorruptible observer and unwavering Catholic, he wrote the memorable words, after the death of Pope Pius XII., about the discrete beginning and mood soon increasing to open confusion in the Church:
"Perhaps the thing that should concern us most," said Apollonio, "the confusion that seems to infiltrate everywhere. Everyone is now applauding  the holy Pope John, and with good reason; but the unusual, even illogical thing is that he is praised by those people who shouldn't actually do it, the Communists   first of all."
"For them, there is only one thing that is really important, namely that the pope should lower his guard to any and all people in his love, especially to themselves."
"That's right. But, of course, it s in its openness implicitly included in calling for conversion to the Catholic Church."
"Yes, no doubt. But in the meantime, he makes drops his vigilance and that's all what they see as important. "(...)
Why worry excessively? At the time, the Catholic world benefited so obviously even from the enlightening effects of Pius XII's leadership. The Church's doctrine was still unambiguous and clear, and their truths so deeply rooted in the hearts of believers, that the idea of ​​an approaching crisis seemed really out of place.
And yet ...
(Eugenio Corti, Il Cavallo Rosso , Milan in 1983, The Red Horse , Ignatius Press, San Francisco, 3rd printing, 2002, 930f.)
We know what this ominous "and yet ..." should not imply anything - not least (in the context of the novel) the increase of one million votes for the Communist Party of Italy, after Pope John had received Khrushchev's daughter and son in law in the Vatican.
The four years of the pontificate of John XXIII. have seen objectively so much destroyed that his canonization must be confusing for a believer who applies the criterion of the good and bad fruits.
Cardinal Giuseppe Siri of Genoa, a great churchman and important theologian ( Gethsemani, 1980, the German translation in 1982, unfortunately, is very difficult to grasp) is often quoted as saying, the Church would need fifty years to recover from the wrong turns of this man (here after citing a typical uncritical Celebratory Article  for John XXIII.).
That Cardinal Siri would have been right, unfortunately could not be claimed fifty-one years after the death of Pope Roncalli.

The Next Scheduled Beatification Paul VI. - Of All Things!

If not a miracle, when this article appears, Pope Paul VI. will have been beatified.
How  one of the closest aides of his predecessor and eventually his successor came to be beatified, remains a mystery. The following is probably closest to true:
Obviously, this requires the Vatican a legitimation for the so-called "liturgical reform" of Pope Paul VI (1969 Missal, whose first edition had to be pulped but because of an open heresy).
This "reform" has indeed, for all have eyes to see, now proven to be a disaster. But it is one of the main projects of the conspiracy within the Church. Without such a conspiracy to assume the fanatical insistence on the failed reform and the relentless fight against the old Mass would be completely absurd.
The late  Italian priest Don Luigi Villa whose writings are easily found on the Internet ( Chiesa Viva , in English "Who is Don Luigi Villa": and German  ? "Who is Don Luigi Villa ; compare to Italian Magazine 463/2013 ), played, as can be read there, an important role in the delay of the first start-up for the beatification of Paul VI.
As far as I know the presentation of the facts by Don Villa, have no known  conclusive refutation. The author who is by no means one with an a priori negative attitude, Reinhard Raffalt,  has written Where is the Vatican Going? , Pieper, Munich 1973, collecting many observations of the policy of Pope Paul gave  evidence for the utmost confusion and concern.

Blessed Because of Humanae Vitae ?


Paul VI. with Sr. Lucia
Well-meaning, but not equipped with the necessary discernment, Catholics bring up the beatification of Pope Montini in a causal relationship with Humanae vitae .
This reasoning is, however, completely inconclusive. Because if it really is only Humanae vitae he has going, then soup is really too thin. This encyclical repeated essentially the traditional teaching, namely Casti connubii by Pope Pius XI. from 1930 ("But there is no reason, however  serious reason, which may become conformable to nature and something internally good, But since the conjugal act is of its nature something determined by the begetting of new life, so the acts those rob it intentionally of its completion, its natural force, act contrary to nature and do something disgraceful and inwardly immoral." II, 3, a), and, incidentally, that of the Council (" Yet in the excellence of this institution is not everywhere reflected with equal brilliance, since polygamy, the plague of divorce, so-called free love and other disfigurements have an obscuring effect.  In addition, married love is too often profaned by excessive self-love, the worship of pleasure and illicit practices against human generation. Gaudium et Spes 47, highlighting WS).
Thus, the moral theologian Eberhard Schockenhoff, who, for his justification of contraception recently on  appealed to "the Council"  without justification - like all others who do so, are inflated that you have to wonder if they are not aware how stupid it is.
But precisely: Should a pope be beatified in all seriousness just because he represented the Church's teaching in a point? You can see here the mosquito, and  overlook at the same time the elephant, namely the whole confusing quality of many papal pronouncements? Is  the disastrous ambiguity of the conciliar texts appreciated here? For the Pope is of course most responsible for himself! So it seems. It overlooks especially that Pope Paul has  not adequately appreciated the message of Fatima.

Pontificate a Complete Mishap - Where is the Salvation?

Pope Montini has even made evident towards the end of his life, that he was more and more dissatisfied with himself. The chilling footage speaks an eloquent language: A person who is not at peace with himself.
The whole pontificate will have to be described as an accident.
Pope Paul VI. was too much one of the typical optimistic modernists, the reality of evil was blatantly underrated and he believed they could negotiate everything in "dialogue".
In the course of this "dialogue", which incidentally was denied to concerned Catholics, the Pope has sacrificed the martyr Church of the East in some respects. The utopian humanistic ideals (according to the "integral humanism" of Jacques Maritain) had hidden the intrinsically negative nature of communism and other heresies, and brought the Pope to meet people with confidence, who were the sworn enemies of the Church.
Among the victims - depending on the detail to be considered background research -  of this treacherous policy, therefore, were the martyrs of the Soviet bloc, whose very existence  was somehow unpleasant for the Vatican Ostpolitik. 
We must, for the sake of fairness, mention experiences of Pius XII. himself - abandoned by the political powers and in caring for the Catholics in Germany - who could not afford a direct confrontation with the Nazi power. The intention of saving through negotiations, who could be saved, may be partially stood in the background of the later Ostpolitik.
But that does not justify the unacceptably friendly meeting of Pope Paul VI. with communist dictators and revolutionaries, whose hands were soaked with  blood. It also does not justify  the rudeness of Pope toward Christian statesmen who had thrown back the communist threat in a heroic manner, among whom are General Francisco Franco and President Antonio Oliveira de Salazar - while leaving off all mention of communism in critical votes of the Council,  even to the point of intrigue.  Because one consequence  this papal policy was a massive infiltration of Marxism into the Church and in the institutions of the West.
The Cardinals Josyf Slipyj, Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and Cardinal József Mindszenty, Archbishop of Esztergom and Hungarian Primate, were evidently enough not "dialogue partners" of Pope Paul and were transported shabbily into their retirements, which severely limited their  scope of action.
Russia had so obviously spread her errors into the internal space of the Church. To deny that would be pointless.
To my mind, such a policy contradicts the beatification. All the Vatican's Ostpolitik and its protagonists still await unreserved treatment. Without the "purification of memory" (John Paul II.), the papacy of the 20th century, will always be carried away by this entanglement. The pious whitewash of a beatification can not erase the facts. This will ferment underground further and create confusion.

A Trustworthy Witness Confirmed: The Inspiration of the Council and its Popes did not come from the Faith of the Church, but from the Outside

Töhötom Nagy 1935
Töhötom Nagy, 1935
One more should be added for some perhaps surprising illustration of the above ideas.
The Hungarian ex-Jesuit Töhötöm Nagy, who gave up the faith has been reduced to the lay state and was inducted into Freemasonry in Buenos Aires, writes in his highly interesting autobiography Jesuits and Freemasons , among other things:
"I would like to point with all due respect to the Second Vatican Council, in which we find delegates of various denominations. and that this causes  to "the Purity of the Catholic religion' not the slightest damage. Pope Benedict [XIV.] would have been hard pressed to issue his bull against the Masons if he had read through the miracle of John XXIII's Encyclical, Pacem in Terris; yes if he had seen only one of the documents of the Second Vatican Council, which 'calls all Catholics to better communicate with the Protestants, and to seek all viable means to remove the obstacles that block the path to Christian unity.'  These documents emphasize that religious freedom is a God-given right and that all people must be given the freedom to practice religion according to their conscience. There is a world of difference between the world of Benedict XIV., and Paul VI. The first condemned the Masonic precisely because of that to which the second all the world's Catholics encouraged "(483).
And:
"Most [brothers in the lodge] expressed their hope in Paul VI. , and all recognized in John XXIII. as the man with the purest intentions of the recent past "(500).
Töhötöm Nagy, Jesuits and Freemasons , Frick Verlag, Vienna, 1969 (title of the span output, Y Jesuítas Masones', Buenos Aires, 1963;. from Spanish by Wolfgang Teuschl, Vienna)

Conclusion

If Ex-Father Nagy is no impostor and deceiver, but here is telling the truth, we have another reason to feel great discomfort with the raising of the collection of council popes to the altars. This is all happening too fast and too superficially. The vox populi has apparently not been consulted.

And the message of Fatima, which the Church has regularly recognized and in which the people have rooted theselves since the mid-60ies has been ignored to a great extent.
In the next part  some possible reasons for the utter silence on the  beatification of Sr. Lucia will be discussed.
* MMag. Wolfram Schrems , Linz and Vienna, Catholic theologian and philosopher, church sent a catechist
Image: Adorazione eucaristica / Wikicommons / Papale
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
Link to Katholisches...
AMGD

Friday, September 12, 2014

Liturgical Memorial for John XXIII. and John Paul II. Established -- Canonization of the Council?

Liturgical Memorial Established For John XXIII.
and John Paul II
(Rome) The Holy See has established the liturgical observances for the popes canonized by Pope Francis in late April. The feast of John XXIII. will be celebrated in the New Rite on 11 October, that of John Paul II. on 22 October. The Osservatore Romano has published the Decree by the Congregation for Divine Worship in today's issue with the relevant provisions. As a Memorial Day usually applies the death of a saint, as the dies natalis, which s celebrated as the actual "birthday" in heaven liturgically. Justified exceptions are provided.
In both cases, the death was not established as a memorial. It would be neither 2 April, the anniversary of the death of Pope John Paul II.,  nor 3 June, the anniversary of the death of Pope John XXIII. "occupied" by a higher ranking feast or the commemoration of a church in the world, of particularly revered saint.

Memorial  of John XXIII .: Anniversary of the Opening of the Council

As a commemoration of John Paul II. was determined as October 22,  the day of his election as Pope, as this also applies to other holy popes. John Paul II. Reigned from 1978 to 2005. As a memorial for John XXIII. was determined with the 11th of October, or the anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965), which he had convened. Thus this reinforces the impression that the canonization of Pope Angelo Roncalli, which was completed by Pope Francis, contrary to the applicable regulations, arbitrarily without miracles, not only serves as the "neutralization" of the canonization of John Paul II.  but the "canonization" of Second Vatican Council. John XXIII. reigned from 1958 to 1963.
The unexpected double canonization by Pope Francis took p[lace last April 27 in Rome. The day went down as the "Day of the four popes" in the church history, as well as Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI., took part in the solemn canonization and concelebrated with  Pope Francis.
On the 19th of October, Pope Francis will beatify Pope Paul VI. (1963-1978) another  pope of recent Church history and thus raise him to the altars.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
image:
Trans: vekron99@hotmail.com
AMDC

Monday, August 18, 2014

Pope to Beatify Archbishop Romero

Update 08-20: It really goes hand in glove with Pope Francis public endorsement and support for overt Communist instigators and formerly condemned clergy like this.

 Edit:  Oh boy.  With a Liberation Theology enthusiast in the CDF, it's a fast track!
International News Pope eyes fast beatification for Salvador's Romero August 18, 2014 18:20 GMT Eds: Adds comments about the definition of martyrdom. LPA please translate. By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) -- Pope Francis opened the way Monday to a quick beatification for Oscar Romero, saying there are no more doctrinal problems blocking the process for the slain Salvadoran archbishop who is one of the heroes of the liberation theology movement in Latin America. Romero, the archbishop of San Salvador, was gunned down in 1980 while celebrating Mass. 
He had spoken out against repression by the Salvadoran army at the beginning of the country's 1980-1992 civil war between the right-wing government and leftist rebels. Francis told journalists traveling home from South Korea that Romero's case had previously been "blocked out of prudence" by the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith but has now been "unblocked."  
He said the case had passed to the Vatican's saint-making office. The congregation launched a crackdown on liberation theology under then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, fearing what was deemed as Marxists excesses. The movement holds the view that Jesus' teachings imbue followers with a duty to fight for social and economic justice. Francis said of Romero's case that "it is important to do it quickly," but that the investigation must take its course. 
He declared that Romero "was a man of God" and suggested that he wanted to expand the church's concept of martyrdom to include a broader field of candidates. [Like non-Catholics?] 
Unlike regular candidates for beatification, martyrs can reach the first step to possible sainthood without a miracle attributed to their intercession. A miracle is needed for canonization, however.  
Traditionally, the church has restricted the martyr designation to people who were killed out of hatred for the Catholic faith. Francis said he wanted theologians to study whether those who were killed because of their actions doing God's work could also be considered martyrs. "What I would like is that they clarify when there's a martyrdom for hatred of the faith -- for confessing the faith -- as well as for doing the work for the other that Jesus commands," Francis said. Questions over that distinction have been at the root of the theological debate over whether Romero was killed by El Salvador's right-wing death squads for professing the faith or because of his political activism in support of the poor. Follow Nicole Winfield at www.twitter.com/nwinfield

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

“In Order to Understand the ‘Aggiornamento’, One Must Dig Deeply.” -- All of the Journals of John XXIII. to be Published

(Rome) Pope John XXIII. (1958-1963) who after years of silence is getting  new attention. This has led to the coincidence of two events: 50 years of Vatican II and the election of Pope Francis, whom some associate significantly with the counciliar Pope. These include the former secretary of Pope Roncalli, Monsignor Loris Capovilla,  who received his cardinal’s hat  from Pope Francis.  Cardinal Capovilla claimed recently that Pope Francis had originally even wanted to be called John XXIV.  This is a version that is doubted in Rome, but fits well in a particular image.
The elevation of the 93 year old Capovilla to cardinal as well as the wonderfully  loose canonization of John XXIII. next 27 April is regarded as Church policy efforts to satisfy those on the "progressive" side of the Church.  The pontificates of John Paul II and Benedict XVI are particularly criticized  as a "restoration attempt.”  Monsignor Capovilla is devoted to his literary work, especially the life and work of Pope Roncalli and in this context the Second Vatican Council .

Church Political Rehabilitation of the Conciliar Spirit against "Restoration"

The common canonization of Pope John Paul II  and the Conciliar Pope,  makes for less of a  "happy medium"  but the thwarting of  the canonization of the Polish Pope, whose process was so far advanced with the recognition of a miracle would have caused too much irritation with a delay.
In view of the unexpected canonization of John XXIII. the new and complete edition of all the diaries of Pope Roncalli has now been published. Copies of the annotated and edited edition will receive a selection of major libraries and all the Apostolic Nunciature of the world.

In order to understand the "secret" of "aggiornamento", one must dig "very low" in his life

John XXIII. left numerous personal records, including especially his appointment calendars, diaries and notes.Cardinal Giacomo Lercaro, then Archbishop of Bologna, and one of the progressive spokesman for the council said that one to the "secret" John XXIII., That is his program of " aggiornamento to understand "the Church," very low "in its life before he became Pope "dig" should.
Last Saturday, a ten-volume new work was presented at the named after the council Pope hall of the Curia of Bergamo, collecting diaries and diary Roncalli since his youth. The publication was printed in an edition of 300 copies and will be distributed to selected individuals and libraries. Nunciatures at all, the most prestigious libraries and certain libraries in symbolic places such as Tübingen and Louvain, Hiroshima and Nagasaki

"School of Bologna" is Responsible

The publication was carried out by the Foundation Giovanni XXIII of Bergamo, the Diocese of Bergamo and the Institute of Religious Sciences of Bologna, is related  school of Bologna is related to a progressive interpretation of the Council.  The head of the school of Bologna, the Church Historian Alberto Melloni then also will be one of the speakers at the presentation. The Republic of Italy promoted the publication as a contribution to "national heritage".
The ten volumes are primarily based on the archives of the School of Bologna, the Holy See, the postulation for the canonization process and now headed by Cardinal Capovilla. When presenting, smaller excerpts were presented, including a diary during his time as nuncio in Turkey (1935-1944) about the Turkish people:
"I love them in Jesus crucified and it is painful that Christians speak so ill about them and thus prove how little the gospel has penetrated into their souls. I love them, because the part of my office is, as a father, as a shepherd and as Apostolic Delegate: I love them because I believe they are called to salvation. I know that the spirit of many of my Western Catholic children is against me. But this has neither disturbed me nor discouraged me "(entry of 27 July 1936).
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
image: Wikicommons

Friday, October 11, 2013

Pope Francis Raises Angela of Foligno to the Altars



The Mystic (1248-1309) was a married mother of several children and a member of the Franciscan Third Order. During a pilgrimage to Assisi in 1285, she had a spiritual awakening.

Vatican City (kath.net / KNA) The Catholic Church gets a new saint: Francis Pope extended the local worship of Angela of Foligno (1248-1309) officially to the entire world church, and added the Italian to the catalog of saints. As the Vatican announced on Friday, the Pope approved a corresponding submission by the prefect of the Vatican Congregation of Saints, Cardinal Angelo Amato. Angela of Foligno was thus raised, 320 years after her beatification, without a formal canonization process for the glory of the altars. Pope Innocent X. had beatified her in 1693.

Probably born in 1248 in central Italy, Angela Foligno was known for her mystical experiences, whom a related Franciscan Brother Arnaldo chronicled. The married mother of several children, she belonged to the Franciscan branch for non-clergy, called the Third Order. During a pilgrimage to Assisi in 1285, she had a spiritual awakening. Then she sold her possessions gathered like-minded people around and dedicated herself to the poor and lepers.

As the Vatican also announced, they brought the canonization of the Italian, Maria Assunta Caterina Marchetti (1871-1948) closer. She co-founded the Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo. The Vatican has recognized an inexplicable healing, a miracle worked through her ​​intercession. The canonization therefore must be approved only by the competent Commission of Cardinals and the Pope. Furthermore, the Vatican recognized six other people for heroic virtues too: this is the first important step in the canonization process. (C) 2013 Catholic News Agency KNA GmbH All rights reserved. Link to kathnet...
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