Articles on this issue "saints"
Calls on Members of Oratory to Follow Example of the 'Apostle of Rome'
In a letter sent to the members of the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri, Pope Francis called on them to follow their founder's example in his commitment to the spiritual care of souls. The Holy …read more
"The Church’s state of permanent mission requires of you, spiritual sons of Saint Philip Neri, not to be content with a mediocre life"
Here is a translation of Pope Francis’ Message for the Fifth Centenary of Saint Philip Neri’s birth. * * * To the Reverend Father Mario Alberto Aviles, c.o., Procurator General of the …read more
Holy See Spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi Responds to Speculation of Possible Jubilee Year Event
Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Press, released a statement today regarding reports of a possible date on the canonization of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. The Vatican …read more
Blessed Marie Alphonsine Ghattas and Blessed Mariam Baouardi To Be Proclaimed Saints This Sunday
This report is provided by Oliver Maksan, a reporter for Aid to the Church in Need. Pope Francis’ May 17, 2015 canonization of two Palestinians, Blessed Marie Alphonsine Ghattas and Blessed …read more
Virginia Blanco helped up to 1,000 people on a daily basis.
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Anticipation Continues to Grow As Upcoming Canonization Approaches
The Council of Heads of Catholic Churches in the Holy Land held a massive festival on May 8 at the Rosary Sisters College marking the upcoming canonization of St. Marie-Alphonsine Ghattas and …read more
In this interview with ZENIT, Los Angeles archbishop speaks on Junípero Serra's role in foundation of America
When Pope Francis canonizesJunípero Serra during his trip to the US this September, he will be sending an important message to immigrants, saysArchbishop JoséGomez of Los Angeles. The prelate …read more
In the ways of faith, hope and charity, Saint John Paul II continues to accompany us. This was the statement madeCardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz this morning at the Mass in St. Peter's Basilica …read more
Rome: the spiritual center of Catholicism. It's a city visited by millions each year, particularly pilgrims in search of a connection with the roots of their faith, a city where so many spent …read more
Below is a translation of Pope Francis' address to members of the John Paul II Foundation Saturday afternoon in the Vatican: *** Dear Brothers and Sisters, I welcome you, members and friends …read more
Offices in the Vatican are marking today's feast of St. George (Jorge in Spanish) with celebration, as it is the feast day of Pope Francis' baptismal saint. Pope Francis was born Jorge Mario …read more
In an active outpouring of camaraderie and Italian pride, Italian-American immigrants have shown that they haven't forgotten their roots. The mayor of Airola in the province of Benevento will …read more
Termed the 'Titanic priest,' Father Thomas Byles--who rather than save his life stayed on the sinking ship to pray with passengers--could be made saint. According to survivors, the priest …read more
April 2, the day of the death of Saint John Paul II, is now civilly recognized in Canada as "Pope John Paul II Day." This year, the 10th anniversary of the saint's death, marked the first …read more
Ten years after his April 2, 2005, death, St. John Paul II continues to have a profound effect on the Church. Commentators often miss what made John Paul a world-changing genius: He did what …read more