Neither are the souls of the pious dead separated from the Church which even now is the kingdom of Christ. Otherwise there would be no remembrance of them at the altar of God in the communication of the Body of Christ. -- Saint Augustine of Hippo from “The City of God

Monday, October 22, 2012

Pope canonizes 7 new saints, including 2 from North America : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • Pope Benedict XVI presided at the canonization of 7 new saints—including St. Kateri Tekakwitha and St. Marianne Cope—at a Mass celebrated for a congregation of 80,000 people in St. Peter’s Square on October 21.
  • Along with St. Kateri, the first Native American saint; and St. Marianne, who worked with lepers at Molokai, the Pope also canonized:
  • St. Jacques Berthiue (1838-1896), a French Jesuit martyr;
  • St. Pedro Calungsod (1654-1672), a Filipino lay catechist and martyr;
  • St. Giovanni Battista Piamarta (1841-1913), an Italian priest;
  • St. Maria del Carmen (1848-1911), born Maria Salles y Baranguera, a Spanish religious; and
  • St. Anna Schaeffer (1882-1925), a German laywoman.
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