Three New Saints Coming Up

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.

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2 Responses to Three New Saints Coming Up

  1. Good Morning, I am Sr Margaret Mary, a Daughter of St Mary of Providence. We rejoice in the canonization of our Founder, Blessed Luigi Guanella and offer many opportunities to read his words or the many things written about him. You can receive more information about our dear Founder at the Pious Union of St Joseph, the primary Confraternity of Prayer for the Suffering and Dying, also founded by Blessed Luigi Guanella (953 E Michigan Ave Grass Lake MI 49240 517-522-8017). The confraternity of prayer was spread in the US by the Franciscans in the early part of the 20th century and taken up in the US by the Servants of Charity, Guanellian priests, in Grass Lake Michigan in the 1980s.
    Asking for God’s blessing upon your apostolate and thanking your for this opportunity to share our joy!
    Sr MM

  2. Deacon Bob says:

    Sister, thank you so much for your comment and the additional information about Blessed Luigi Guanella and your congregation.

    A diaconal blessing on you and all the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence.

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