The Holy Father approved three new saints this morning during the celebration of Midday Prayer in the Sala del Concistoro del Palazzo Apostolico Vaticano. They are:
Bl. Guido Maria Conforti (1865-1931) Archbishop of Parma and founder of the Pius Society if St. Francis Xavier.
Bl. Luigi Guanella (1842-1915), priest and founder of the Congregation of the Servants of Charity and the Institute of the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence.
Bl. Bonifacia Rodriguez de Castro (1837-1905), virgin and foundress of the Congregation of the Servants of St. Joseph.
The Holy Father decreed that these Blessed ones will be formally canonized on Sunday, October 23, 2011.
There sure seems to be a lot of canonizations in the past 30 years! Maybe God is telling us something, i.e., we need more role models from recent history in order to live the life of the Gospel in today’s world?
Take the time to google these saints-to-be and see what they have to offer us as witnesses to the Faith.