- Oct 19, 2020
In a new letter sent to the pastor of an Argentine shrine dedicated to Saint Ramon Nonato, widely revered by locals as a patron of the unborn, Pope Francis said he tells newlyweds hoping to have children to put Nonato on the task.
A new Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center planned by the Knights of Columbus will focusing on “the spirituality and charitable vision of our founder and his legacy,” said Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson in announcing the new center Aug. 4.
Father Michael McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus, will be beatified during a special Mass Oct. 31 at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford.
Next month will mark the 76th anniversary of the massacre of 159 civilians by the German SS in two small Italian hamlets, San Terenzo Monti and Bardine, including the local pastor, Father Michele Rabino, who died saving a seven-year-old girl.
When Rosie Garcia, a parishioner of St. Augustine Cathedral in Tucson, heard the announcement that Pope Francis had formally recognized the heroic virtues of sainthood candidate Jesuit Father Eusebio Kino, she said she cried tears of joy.
On a trip to Tennessee to interview the Schachles, Brian Caulfield asked them why the child was healed of hydrops but not of Down syndrome. “We never prayed to have Down syndrome healed. That wasn’t life threatening,” they answered. “We thought a child with Down syndrome would be a blessing for our family.”