Posts Tagged ‘beatification’

Miraculously healed woman misses John Paul I’s beatification

Monday, September 5th, 2022
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The young woman who was miraculously healed through Blessed Pope John Paul I’s intercession missed out on his beatification. Pope Francis beatified John Paul I in Rome on Sunday. He had been pope for just 33 days, from August 26 to September 28, 1978. Candela Giarda (22) explained in a video recorded from Argentina that Read more

Making saints out of rape victims criticised

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Making saints out of rape victims has been criticised by a senior editor of a Catholic magazine. Mollie Wilson O’Reilly, an editor at large and columnist for the US-based Commonweal magazine, was sepcifically referring to the recent beatification of Anna Kolesárová. Kolesárová was a sixteen-year old Slovak girl who was murdered in front of her Read more

Father Solanus Casey of Detroit beatified

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Father Solanus Casey, known as a miracle worker to “legions” of Deroit locals, was beatified on Saturday. The Capuchin friar, who died in 1957, co-founded the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. Although he was a priest who wasn’t allowed to preach, he listened “with his ears and his heart” to the needy. His prayers and presence comforted Read more

Vincentian Spanish Civil War martyrs beatification

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Sixty members of the Vincentian Order who were martyred during the Spanish Civil War will be beatified at a Mass in Madrid next Saturday in a “celebration of hope, faith and forgiveness.” Read more

Nun’s murderer going to her beatification ceremony

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

The murderer of an Indian nun is going to join in celebrations for her beatification on Saturday. Samandar Singh was 22 in 1995 when he murdered the Clarist Sister Rani Maria Vattalilon. He killed her on behalf of money lenders who were upset with her work which involved setting up self-help groups. He stabbed her Read more

Pope announces new beatification category

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Pope Francis sent out an Apostolic Letter on Tuesday creating a new beatification category for a Servant of God to be declared Blessed. This category is distinct from martyrdom through “oblatio vitae, or “the free offering of their life” for love of God and neighbour. The letter’s title, Maiorem hac dilectionem, comes from Our Lord’s Read more

Marist Founder’s beatification formally opened

Friday, February 10th, 2017

On 26 January, a meeting took place in the archbishop’s residence in Lyons to formally open the beatification process of Fr Jean-Claude Colin, Founder of the Society of Mary. The meeting was presided over by the Vicar General of the archdiocese. Others in attendance were the Promoter of Justice, the Notary of the Cause, and Read more

Pope denounces priests and bishops who ‘defamed’ Romero

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Pope Francis has denounced priests and bishops who “defamed” Blessed Oscar Romero after his death, in a campaign that delayed his beatification. The Pope made these remarks “off-the-cuff” while speaking on Friday to a group of Salvadoran pilgrims. Pope Francis said that Romero suffered martyrdom not just by his murder on March 24, 1980, but Read more

Lay martyr is first South African beatified

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Martyred teacher Blessed Benedict Daswa has become the first South African to be beatified. He was proclaimed blessed in an apostolic letter read on behalf of Pope Francis by Italian Cardinal Angelo Amato during a Mass in South Africa’s northern Limpopo province on Sunday. The ceremony in Tshitanini village was attended by some 30,000 people. Read more

Benedict XVI testifies on beatification of John Paul I

Friday, September 4th, 2015

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has testified in proceedings for the beatification of Pope John Paul I. This was reported by Italy’s Famiglia Cristiana (Christian Family) Catholic magazine last week. No pope has ever testified for the beatification of another, the magazine stated. John Paul I died 37 years ago after being pope for just 33 Read more