Six New Saints Announced

I mentioned below the wonderful news of the first canonization of a member of the storied Congregation of the Holy Cross, Andre Bessette, but Pope Benedict XVI also formally announced the upcoming canonizations, on October 17, of the amazing Mother Mary McKillop, about whom I wrote a few months back here, as well as Fr. Stanislaw Soltys of Poland, Sr. Candida Maria de Jesus Cipitria y Barriola of Spain, and Srs. Giulia Salzano and Battista Varano of Italy.  Here is a cool Vatican video of the announcement.

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James O'Brien
8 years 8 months ago
Wonderful news for Australia and the whole Church!
PS Fr James it is spelled Mary MacKillop
There is a great biography called "Mary MacKillop unveiled" by Lesley O'Brien
Jim McCrea
8 years 7 months ago
I gues the lay peoples' names will be announced soon .....

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