Vatican City, Mar 4, 2022 / 04:00 am
The World War II martyr Titus Brandsma and two other blesseds will be declared saints at a canonization Mass on May 15, Pope Francis indicated on Friday.
The decision was made through a vote of cardinals during an ordinary consistory at the Vatican on March 4.
A consistory, which is attended by all the cardinals present in Rome, is the final step in the canonization process and allows a date to be set for a canonization Mass. The consistory took place after the praying of Terce, or mid-morning prayer, from the Liturgy of the Hours.
Two religious women will also be declared saints on May 15: Bl. Carolina Santocanale (1852-1923), known as Maria of Jesus, the Italian founder of the Capuchin Sisters of Immaculate Mary of Lourdes; and Bl. Marie Rivier (1768–1838), a nun who founded a religious congregation amid the French Revolution.