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‘By embracing with enthusiasm their vocation — as a priest, as a consecrated woman, as a layperson — they devoted their lives to the Gospel. They discovered an incomparable joy, and they became brilliant reflections of the Lord of history.’
'This shows us that today, in the midst of so much bad news, there are good things, there are ‘saints next door,’' Pope Francis proclaimed.
With nearly 100 active causes for canonization currently in the United States, most of which are in the first stage of “Servant of God,” O’Neill puts the spotlight on the six American blesseds and 18 American venerables who one day might be raised to the Church’s official canon of saints.
In an interview with Vatican News last week, Cardinal Semeraro said that “the figure of the postulator and the office he holds continue to be important and, at the same time, delicate.”
Like St. Maximilian Kolbe, Father Cortese was a Franciscan friar who directed a Catholic publication and was tortured and killed by the Nazis.
Nicholas Black Elk, a Lakota holy man and catechist, up for sainthood has captured the attention of Pope Francis and could be a model for bishops instituting lay catechists.
Fr. Veuthey himself once wrote to one of his confrères in 1944: “The supernatural is unfathomable: you have to live it to enter in.”
Known to all as “Nuccia,” Gaetana Tolomeo was confined to a bed or a chair for the 60 years of her life.
Pope Francis defined this new category of Christian life as the experience of a premature death due to the offering, or sacrificing, of one’s life out of Christian charity.