Video (Rome Reports). These portraits hanging on the facade of St. Peter's Basilica show the Catholic Church's four newest saints. They were raised to the altars during this emotional ceremony.
They included the first married couple to be canonized in the same ceremony; a Spanish nun [...]
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Canonization of Sts John XXIII and John Paul II, April 27, 2014
From long before dawn people from around the world have been arriving at St Peter’s Square, even without knowing whether they would manage to get in, because so many pilgrims are expected. Once they [...]
Tags: Gratitude, Canonization, God’s glory, Pope John Paul II, Holiness, Congo, Pope John XXIII
Nine years ago today Pope John Paul II died, with a reputation for sanctity, at 21:37 in the papal apartment. Shortly before, in the same room, at 20:00, Msgr. Stanislaw Dziwisz had celebrated the Mass of the following day, Divine Mercy Sunday.
On this anniversary [...]
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Father Muzquiz is the priest who began Opus Dei in the United States. His cause of canonization opened in Boston in June 2011.
Boston’s Cardinal O’Malley said that “we are blessed that the cause of sainthood for Father Joseph Muzquiz, the priest who brought Opus [...]
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Dora del Hoyo was born in Boca de Huergano, Leon, Spain in 1914 and died in Rome in 2004. In 2012 the Cause for her Canonization was begun. Dora always sought after happiness, the deepest happiness that one can find: the happiness of serving [...]
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Mian Añover and her husband started a social project for children and mothers in San Pedro, Laguna (Philippines) after attending the canonization of St. Josemaria in Rome in October 2002.
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1. "All who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God" (Rom 8,14). These words of the Apostle Paul, which we have just heard, help us understand better the significant message of today's canonization of Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer. With docility he [...]
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Canonization of St Josemaria Escriva, Opus Dei founder, with extracts from Blessed Pope John Paul II’s homily
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(romereports.com). Pope Francis has announced that he will canonize both John Paul II and John XXIII, on April 27th, 2014.
The date is quite symbolic. It coincides with the Feast Day of Divine Mercy, which has a strong connection to John Paul II. The Polish [...]
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Flavio Capucci was born in Romano Brianza, Como, Italy, on February 19, 1946. When he was still a boy, his family moved to Naples. He first met Opus Dei through some school friends, and later on, in 1964, asked to be admitted to it as [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Canonization