Category Archives: Sainthood causes

3 new saints for the Church universal

Consistory of Cardinals meet to canonize saints Feb 21 2011.jpgThe Pope called an ordinary consistory of cardinals to today to discuss and then announce that 3 new saints are to recognized. The new saints: Don Luigi Guanella, Don Guido Maria Conforti and Sister Bonifacia Rodriquez de Castro.

  • Blessed Luigi Guanella founded Congregation of the Servants of Charity and the Institute of the Daughters of Saint Mary of Providence
  • Blessed Guido Maria Conforti founded the Xavierian Missionaries
  • Blessed Bonifacia Rodriquez de Castro founded the Congregation of the Servants of Saint Joseph
The Sacrifice of the Mass and the Rite of Canonization will take place on October 23.

John Paul II’s coffin to be viewed

Burying John Paul II.jpgThe Holy See is allowing the coffin of Pope John Paul II to be viewed following the May 1st beatification ceremony which will be celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI. 

After the viewing the papal body will repose in the Chapel of San Lorenzo in the Basilica of Saint Peter.
The video story is here.
The Vicariate of Rome website for Pope John Paul’s beatification ceremony

Fulton Sheen’s cause on the way–again!

Archbishop Fulton J Sheen.jpegThe Bishop of Peoria, Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, has jump-started the canonization process for Fulton J. Sheen. Jenky took a pause in the case when Archbishop Timothy Dolan indicated that he wanted to keep Sheen’s body in the crypt at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick and to see the process to completion. Not a good thing, for sure. The halting of the case happened in November, as you recall.

A Fulton J. Sheen website is found here and the canonization cause website is here.

Nelson Baker, priest, Apostle of Charity recognized as heroically virtuous

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Among the 9 causes of sainthood possibilities was the American priest of Buffalo, Father Nelson Baker, known by the locals as the Apostle of Charity. His history spanned 16 February 1842 to 29 July 1936. Baker is one step closer to sainthood but there’s a long way to go. He’s now recognized as living a life of Heroic Virtue. We now address the priest as the Venerable Servant of God Father Nelson Baker.

Benedict XVI to beatify John Paul II

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Pope Benedict XVI announced today that the Venerable Servant of God Pope John Paul II will be beatified on May 1. The announcement … 
Read the interview with the Prefect of the Congregation of Saints, Cardinal Angelo Amato….
A slide show of the Pope’s last visit to NYC.

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Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement, and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.
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