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Coming soon: A new American saint?

Dec 15, 2015 - 04:14 pm .- Pope Francis yesterday authorized the Heroic Virtue of Brother William Gagnon, giving him the title of Venerable and launching him on the first step on the potential path to sainthood.

Tough, funny and fearless: A bold new take on women saints

Dec 10, 2015 - 12:01 am .- Maria Johnson has a scar behind her ear, a small memento from that time she leaped off her dresser, aiming for her bed – and missed, grazing the corner of her nightstand with the back of her head.

'A saint for our times' – the inspiring story of Chiara Corbella Petrillo

Dec 2, 2015 - 12:05 am .- Chiara Corbella Petrillo lived a short life.   

Apparently St. Martin de Porres only had two teeth when he died

Nov 5, 2015 - 12:08 am .- A new reconstruction of the face of St. Martin de Porres reveals that the Dominican brother had trouble eating toward the end of his life, due to the fact that he was missing most of his teeth.

Saints are contagious examples of everyday holiness, Pope says

Nov 1, 2015 - 05:48 am .- On the Solemnity of All Saints, Pope Francis said the mark of true holiness is living each day as a child of God, imitating both Jesus and the saintly individuals we encounter in the ordinary moments of life.

Why one Irish archbishop has a special devotion to the Little Flower family

Oct 16, 2015 - 02:53 pm .- As members of one Martin family are about to be canonized on Sunday, another Martin family prepares to celebrate in Rome.

A Mexican exorcist advances on path to sainthood – courtesy of the Pope

Oct 2, 2015 - 04:04 am .- Among the eight causes for sainthood advanced by Pope Francis is a Mexican exorcist who lived during the time of the Cristero War, and was mentored by as bishop that has since been canonized.

Jesus shows us the path to freedom, not success, Pope says

Sep 13, 2015 - 05:58 am .- The path Jesus takes as a humble servant isn’t easy, Pope Francis has said, explaining that to follow him doesn’t guarantee earthly success or honor, but rather true freedom and unity with God.

Is this the miracle that could canonize Mother Teresa?

Sep 11, 2015 - 01:20 pm .- The Vatican is studying the case of a Brazilian man inexplicably cured of brain abscesses – which could be the miracle that leads to the canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

Is this what Saint Rose of Lima looked like?

Aug 28, 2015 - 04:02 am .- The face of the first saint of the New World may be better known than ever, thanks to a team of scientists that has analyzed the skull of Saint Rose of Lima.

Meet Saint Nektarios – a philosopher, poet and miracle worker

Aug 5, 2015 - 04:01 am .- Buried in a hilltop monastery on a small Greek island, Saint Nektarios – one of the most widely known and venerated Greek Orthodox saints – draws thousands of pilgrims each year, and is known for his writings and miracles.

A fourth saint for the Little Flower family? Cause for Leonia Martin officially opens

Jul 3, 2015 - 06:26 am .- With a sister who is a Doctor of the Church and parents set to be canonized in October, Leonia Martin could be the fourth member of her family declared a saint as her own cause for canonization officially opens.

Pope Francis shares the secret of the saints: life in Christ's love

May 17, 2015 - 10:11 am .- Pope Francis canonized the Church’s four newest saints on Sunday, praising their loving witness to Jesus Christ’s Resurrection.

'Drinking with the Saints' – new book encourages Catholic fellowship, good spirits

May 6, 2015 - 04:25 am .- “I should like a great lake of beer for the King of Kings. I should like the angels of Heaven to be drinking it through time eternal.”

Be 'saints of this prison,' Bishop Conley tells inmates at Confirmation

Apr 1, 2015 - 12:28 pm .- On Tuesday of Holy Week, Bishop James Conley of Lincoln offered Mass and confirmed four inmates at the Nebraska State Penitentiary, encouraging those present to embrace God’s mercy and strive for sainthood.

Saints in the Little Flower family grow as parents set for canonization

Mar 4, 2015 - 03:39 pm .- Last week it was informally announced to journalists that the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, will be canonized this year in the same month as the synod on the family.

Satanism, Pompeii and the Rosary – a bizarre tale surrounds Francis' next trip

Mar 3, 2015 - 08:08 am .- Later this month Pope Francis will head to Pompeii: a city which lays claim to the curious story of a former Satanist priest – now on the way to sainthood – and his miracle-working Marian devotion.

Oscar Romero to be beatified: Pope Francis recognizes martyrdom

Feb 3, 2015 - 10:13 am .- Pope Francis on Tuesday authorized the promulgation of decrees recognizing the martyrdom of Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero, paving the way for his beatification, as well as the martyrdom of three priests in Peru.

American priest among saints causes advanced by Pope Francis

Jan 23, 2015 - 10:28 am .- Servant of God Aloysius Schwartz is one of the 11 causes for canonization that Pope Francis advanced yesterday, and will be granted the title “Venerable” with the pontiff’s recognition of his heroic virtue.

Pope Francis to canonize evangelizer of the Wild West

Jan 15, 2015 - 05:24 am .- In a surprise addition to his fall 2015 trip to the U.S., Pope Francis is planning to canonize the founder of California's first missions, Bl. Junipero Serra.

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