Posts Tagged ‘Canonisation process’

Hero of London Bridge terror attack could be canonised

Monday, February 20th, 2023
London Bridge attack hero

A hero of the 2017 London Bridge attack could be made a saint, since Pope Francis has opened a new way to canonisation. Spaniard Ignacio Echeverria, 39, became known as the ‘skateboard hero’ after he used his board to beat Islamist attackers during the Borough Market attack. Three terrorists – who had already driven a Read more

26 year-old Filipino Jesuit on the road to sainthood

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Brother Richie Fernando was a 26 year-old Jesuit seminarian from the Philippines when in 1996 he died protecting his Cambodian students from a hand grenade. He is now on the road to sainthood, thanks to a norm issued by Pope Francis this summer that opens the door to canonisation for those who have “voluntarily and Read more

National day of celebration marks Suzanne Aubert’s progress to sainthood

Monday, June 19th, 2017

The Sisters of Compassion and the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference have announced the first Sunday of October as a day of celebration for the Venerable Suzanne Aubert. Suzanne Aubert was the founder of the Sisters of Compassion, New Zealand’s only home grown order of Sisters. In 1997 the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference supported Read more

Canonisation and documenting Mother Teresa’s Miracles

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Miracles attributed to potential saints must be proven as part of the process of canonisation. Hundreds of Catholics have been declared saints in recent decades, but few with the acclaim accorded Mother Teresa, set to be canonized by Pope Francis on Sunday, largely in recognition of her service to the poor in India. “When I Read more