- May 10, 2021
Before donning the habit of a Christian Brother in 1962, Brother James Miller wore the bib overalls of a Wisconsin farm boy.
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley broke ground Nov. 3 for the Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine in south Oklahoma City.
The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City announced Tuesday that its capital campaign, one of the goals of which is the construction of a shrine for Blessed Stanley Rother, had surpassed its original $65 million goal.
On Saturday, parishes across Oklahoma will celebrate the first feast day of the first U.S. born martyr, Blessed Stanley Rother, marking the 37 anniversary of his death.
The apostolic nuncio to the United States challenged an audience of seminarians, faculty and staff at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary to see future priests not as functionaries of the sacred or managers of a business, but as compassionate pastors and missionaries who joyfully announce the Gospel.
Tens of thousands of people attended the beatification Mass of Capuchin Father Solanus Casey on Saturday at a Detroit stadium. Italian Cardinal Angelo Amato read a letter from Pope Francis, who described Casey as a “humble, faithful disciple of Christ.” He was given the title of “Blessed.”
After a relic from the recently beatified Stanley Rother was presented to his home parish, Father John Peter Swaminathan, Holy Trinity’s pastor, said, “A small town in Oklahoma has now become a prominent place on the U.S. map,” anticipating thousands of visitors.
Pope Francis advanced the causes for sainthood for nine people on Tuesday October 10 at the Vatican. Two of those, a priest and a layman, were Franciscans who were martyred in Guatemala. They were killed shortly after Blessed Stanley Rother was martyred there. Rother was recently beatified in Oklahoma.