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Sunday, December 11, 2016
Vatican names 22 more saints in the making
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¬†Yesterday morning the Holy Father met with members of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to announce the names of 22 new candidates for sainthood. The group are 15 bishops and priests and seven nuns. Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, read a discourse about the lives of the following Servants of God and Blesseds. MIRACLES - Blessed Joseph Bilczewski, archbishop of Leopoli of the Latins, Ukrainian (1860-1923). - Blessed Zygmunt Gorazdowski, diocesan priest and founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of St Joseph, Ukrainian (1845-1923). - Blessed Gaetano Catanoso, diocesan priest and founder Congregation of the Daughters of Saint Veronica, Missionaries of the Holy Face, Italian (1879-1963). For Venerable Servants and Servants of God: - Clemens August von Galen, cardinal, German, bishop of Munster (1878-1946). - Luigi Biraghi, Italian, diocesan priest, founder of the Institute of the Religious of St Marcelina (1801-1879). - Bronislaw Markiewicz, priest and founder of the Congregations of St Michael the Archangel, Polish (1842-1912). - Charles de Foucauld, ne Charles of Jesus, diocesan priest, French (1858-1916). - Mother Rita Amata di Gesu, nee Rita Lopez de Almeida, religious and foundress of the Institute of the Sisters of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Portuguese (1848-1913). - Maria Crocifissa Curcio, nee Rosa, religious and foundress of the Congregation of the Carmelite Missionaries of St Teresa of the Child Jesus, Italian (1877-1957). - Mother Ascencion del Corazon de Jesus, nee Fiorentina Nicol GoŮi, religious of the Dominicans of the Third Order, co-foundress and first superior general of the Dominicans of the Holy Rosary, Spanish (1868-1940). - Mother Maria Anna Cope, nee Barbara, religious of the Sisters of the Third Order of St Francis in Syracuse, U.S.A., German (1838-1918). MARTYRS - Fr Ladislaw Findysz, diocesan priest, Polish (1907-1964). HEROIC VIRTUES - Servant of God Luigi Maria Olivares, of the archdiocese of Milan and former bishop of Sutri and Nepi, Italy, religious of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco, Italian (1873-1943). - Servant of God Bolewslaw Sloskans, Latvian, bishop and apostolic administrator of Mohilev and Minsk (1893-1981). - Servant of God Virgilio Angioni, diocesan priest and founder of the Congregation of the Daughters of Our Lady of Divine Providence and of the Good Shepherd, Italian (1878-1947). - Servant of God Ignatius Klopotowski, Polish, diocesan priest and founder of the Sisters of Blessed Virgin Mary of Loreto (1866-1931). - Servant of God Michal Spocko, priest, Polish (1888-1975). - Servant of God Titus Horten, priest of the Order of the Friars Preachers, German (1882-1936). - Servant of God Mariano de la Mata Aparicio, priest and religious of the Order of St Augustin in Spain, Spanish (1905-1983). - Servant of God Mary Colomba Bialecka, nee Rosa Filippina, religious and foundress of the Congregation for the Sisters of the Third Order of St Dominic, Polish (1838-1887). - Servant of God Mother Mary Merkert, religious and co-foundress and first superior general of the Congregation of the Sisters of St Elizabeth, Polish (1817-1872). - Servant of God Marta Wiecka, of the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul, Polish (1874-1904).
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