A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
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Sunday, October 23, 2005

New saints

Well, they're not actually new - they've been with the Lord for a while - but today Pope Benedict added five people to the ranks of officially recognized saints:

  • Jozef Bilczewski (1860-1923), an archbishop in Ukraine who was a significant presence for Ukrainians during World War I and afterward;
  • Gaetano Catanoso (1879-1963), Italian priest and founder of the Congregation of the Daughters of Saint Veronica, Missionaries of the Holy Face;
  • Zygmunt Gorazdowski (1845-1920), a priest in Ukraine, founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph;
  • Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga, S.J. (1901-1952), a Chilean ex-lawyer who became a priest and would serve young people and the poor;
  • Felice de Nicosia, O.F.M.Cap (1715-1787), an illiterate layman, who after numerous attempts became a Capuchin. He begged in the streets and also performed miracles.