March 20: Saint Józef Bilczewski

March 20, 2010

Saint Józef Bilczewski, 1860 – 1923

St. Gaetano Errico, October 29

October 29, 2009

Blessed Gaetano ErricoBlessed Gaetano Errico

October 19, 1791, Secondigliano, Italy-10 am, October 29, 1860

Second of nine children born to Pasquale, a pasta factory manager, and Marie Marseglia Errico, who worked weaving plush. A good child, pious, always ready to help his father at work, or with his younger siblings. He felt a call to the priesthood at age fourteen. He was turned away by the Capuchins and Redemptorists due to his youth. Studied at a diocesan seminary in Naples from age sixteen, walking the five miles to class each day, and was ordained on 23 September 1815 in Naples. Read the rest of this entry »

Saint Simon of Lipnicza, July 18

July 18, 2009

Saint Simon of Lipnica

Saint Simon of Lipnica

1437, Lipnica, Murowana, Malopolskie, Poland-July 18, 1482, Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland

Simon early felt drawn to religious life. After hearing a sermon by Saint John Capistran, he joined the Franciscan Friars Minors (Observants). Priest. Known as a powerful preacher. He died tending the sick during a plague epidemic.

He was Beatified on February 24, 1685 (cultus confirmed) by Blessed Pope Innocent XI and re-confirmed on 20 December 2005 by Pope Benedict XVI.

He was Canonized on June 3, 2007 by Pope Benedict XVI at Saint Peter’s Basilica, Rome, Italy

Additional Information
15th-Century Franciscan to Be Canonized
Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
For All The Saints, by Katherine Rabenstein
Kirken i Norge – norwegian
Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints, by Matthew Bunson, Margaret Bunson, and Stephen Bunson

Source: Saints

May 31: Saint Felix of Nicosia

May 31, 2009

Saint Felix of Nicosia , 1715 – 1787

May 14: Saint Théodore Guérin

May 14, 2009

Saint Théodore Guérin, 1798 – 1856

April 4: Saint Gaetano Catanoso

April 4, 2009

Saint Gaetano Catanoso, 1879-1963

Consistory on Canonisations Scheduled for Saturday, February 21, 2009, Updated

February 22, 2009


VATICAN CITY, 16 FEB 2009 (VIS) – In the Clementine Hall of the Vatican Apostolic Palace at 11 a.m. on Saturday 21 February, an ordinary public consistory will be held for the canonisation of the following Blesseds:

– Blessed Zygmunt Szczesny Felinski, Polish former archbishop of Warsaw and founder of the Congregation of Franciscan Sisters of the Family of Mary will be canonised on October 11, 2009.

– Blessed Arcangelo Tadini, Italian diocesan priest and founder of the Congregation of Worker Sisters of the Holy House of Nazareth will be canonised on April 26, 2009.

– Blessed Francesc0 Coll y Guitart, Spanish professed priest of the Order of Friars Preachers and founder of the Congregation of the Dominican Sisters of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be canonised on October 11, 2009.

– Blessed Jozef Damian de Veuster, Belgian professed priest of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, and of the Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar (PICPUS) will be Canonised on October 11, 2009.

– Blessed Bernardo Tolomei, Italian founder of the Olivetan Benedictine Congregation on April 26, 2009 .


– Blessed Rafael Arnaiz Baron, Spanish oblate friar of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance will be canonised on October 11, 2009.

– Blessed Nuño de Santa Maria Alvares, Portuguese religious of the Order of Friars of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel will be canonised April 26, 2009.

– Blessed Gertrude Comensoli (nee Caterina), Italian virgin and foundress of the Institute of Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament will be canonised on April 26, 2009.

– Blessed Mary of the Cross Jugan (nee Jeanne), French virgin and foundress of the Congregation of the Little Sisters of the Poor will be canonised on October 11, 2009.

– Blessed Caterina Volpicelli, Italian virgin and foundress of the Institute of Handmaidens of the Sacred Heart.


SOURCE: Australian News

January 1: Saint Zygmunt Gorazdowski

January 1, 2009

Saint Zygmunt Gorazdowski, 1845 – 1920
“Father of the poor and priest of the homeless”

December 23: Saint Anthony de Saint Anne Galvão

December 23, 2008

Saint Anthony de Saint Anne Galvão, 1739 – 1822

August 18: Saint Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga

August 18, 2008

Saint Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga, 1901-1952

July 26: Saint Ġorġ Preca

July 26, 2008

Saint Ġorġ Preca, 1880 – 1962

June 6: Saint Rafael Guízar y Valencia

June 6, 2008

Saint Rafael Guízar y Valencia, 1878 – 1938

June 4: Saint Filippo Smaldone

June 4, 2008

Saint Filippo Smaldone, 1848-1923

May 7: Saint Rosa Venerini

May 7, 2008

Saint Rosa Venerini, 1656 – 1728