Showing posts with label beatification. Show all posts
Showing posts with label beatification. Show all posts

Friday, May 3, 2013

Queen Christina of Savoy to be Beatified

Rom, 3.5.13 (Kipa) For the first time after many years the beatification of a queen is imminent. The Vatican Congregation for the causes of saints will recognize the testimony of a miracle worked by Maria Christina of Savoy (1812-1836) on Friday.

Thus the first hurdle for beatification is passed. The last monarch to be beatified was in 2004, the last Emperor of Austria Karl I. (1887-1922). A Queen had not been raised to the altars during the John Paul II. and Benedict XVI..

Maria Christina was born on 14.November 1812 as the youngest daughter of King Victor Emanuel I. of Sardinia-Piedmont and his Queen Maria Theresia of Austria of Austria-Este in Cagliari in Sardinia.

In 1832 she was married to King Ferdinand II. of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and moved to the palace in Naples. She was honored by her subjects for her humility and piety. 15 days after the birth of her first son the Queen died on 31. January 1836.

The cause for the "Queen of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies" was opened more than 150 years ago on 9. July 1859. Pius XII. (1939-1958) had recognized the Queen for the heroic virtue of her life in 1937. In the following decades the process made no further progress. The blessed, however, became honored as a saint in the region of her kingdom.

The Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints will additionally recognize the Italian mystic Maria Bolognesi's miracle. The Polish religious foundress Maria Teresa of St. Joseph (1885-1946) and of the Italian religious founder Gioacchino Rossello i Ferra will be affirmed in his heroic virtue for a life worthy of veneration.


Sunday, April 7, 2013

John Paul II Square Will be Dedicated by Pope Before Enthronement

And they found something in old storage.
This Sunday, Pope Francis will take possession of the Lateran Basilica of Rome.  Shortly before the actual enthronement occurs, however, there will be another ceremony: the square in front the Roman General Vicarate, which has been called “Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano”, will be renamed “Largo Beato Giovanni Paolo II”.  Pope Francis will unveil the new street sign on Sunday at 5pm, which will be followed by a solemn Mass in the Basilica of St. John Lateran for the enthronement of Pope Francis on the See of Rome.

John Paul II, the predecessor of the current Pope had died after a long illness on April 2 of 2005  On May 1st of 2011, he was beatified after one of the shortest processes of Church history.  An inscription on the plaque will recall this date.  At the ceremony, among other things, the Cardinal Vicar of the Diocese of Rome, Agostino Vallini, and the Roman mayor Gianni Alemanno will be present.

Link to Vatican

Saturday, September 29, 2012

News Bytes --- Case for the Beatification of Pope John Paul I is Begun

Is it possible to canonize all the Conciliar Popes automatically?

Vatican. [kreuzIn the course of a General Audience this Wednesday, Bishop Giuseppe Andrich (72)  of Belluno-Feltre presented the Pope with the case for a Beatification for John Paul I. (1978).  John Paul I was born in Belluno on the 17th of October he would have celebrated his 100th birthday.  For the occasion of this day, Msgr Andrich presented the Congregation for the Causes of Beatification and Saints with a file of the allegedly heroic virtue of John Paul I.

Bishop Attacked in the Open Street

Mexico:  On Wednesday armed robbers attacked the Mexican Bishop Alonso Gerardo Garza Trevino (64) of Piedras Negras in the northern Mexican 50,000 population city of Sabinas while he was in his car.  The perpetrators forced the Bishop as well as his companion to get out.  Then they stole the auto and drove on.  The police found the car some hours later.  The personal property of the Bishop was found still in the car.

The Courage to Pray

UK On the 24th of September Bishop Philip Anthony Egan (56) of Portsmouth in southern England was consecrated.  In his address he asked for prayers that he will be a holy, faithful and courageous Bishop.  A Bishop must give his life as did the Master for his flock.

The Green Comrades Are A Clientele Party

"The Greens are a clientele party today for the minority of pampered post-materialists in the orbit of public service (40 percent of the ofoficials in higher services are hangers on of the Greens).  The average household incomoe of the Greens is higher than that of FDP-adherents.

Comrade Manfred Gullner (71) -- founder and business manager of the 'Forsa'- Institute for Public Opinion in a lecture on the 1st of September in Duisburg.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Victim of the National Socialists to be Beatified

Bl. Carl Lampert

On the of November, the Vorarlberg Priest Carl Lampert (†1944).  This has been reported by the Diocese of Feldkirch last Friday.  The Martyr saw the light of the world in January in 1894 in what is today the 3.000 population village of Göfis in the state of Vorarlberg in Western Austria. He was condemned with ten other men, two of whom were priests, for "the Degradation of national security and radio broadcasting violations," on 13. November 1944.  The beatification will be celebrated by the Prefect for the Congregation for Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints,  Cardinal Angelo Amato.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Jaruzelski confirms he will not go to Vatican For Mayday Celebration

09.03.2011  Editor: Wow, has anyone noticed that this "Beatification" is to take place on May Day?

Here's the story.

Former Oppressor of Poland
Former communist leader General Wojcciech Jaruzelski has announced that he will not be attending the beatification of the late Pope John Paul II in Rome on May 1.

[]The news follows heated debate in Poland as to whether it is appropriate for the former president to attend what is the penultimate stage of the process by which the late pontiff is made a saint.

Referring to “certain voices in politics and the press,” Jaruzelski told the Polish Press Agency (PAP)  that  he wanted to avoid creating  ‘a pretext for yet more sensationalistic information and tendentious interpretation.’

Jaruzelski added that his health was likewise not at its best, a further factor in prompting him to make the declaration.

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Shall we forget Kaytn while we're celebrating the Beatification?

Sunday, November 22, 2009

John Paul II Used the Discipline (whipped himself)

Pope John Paul II regularly whipped himself in 'remorse for his sins', a nun has revealed.

Pope John Paul, who died in 2005, is being considered for sainthood by the Catholic Church - the ultimate accolade and a tribute to his holiness.

As part of the Vatican's investigation, thousands of documents have been collected and examined by officials from the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

Among them is the testimony of Polish nun Tobiana Sobodka, of the Sacred Heart of Jesus order, who worked for Pope John Paul in his private Vatican apartments and at his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo near Rome.

Sister Sobodka said: 'Several times he (Pope John Paul) would put himself through bodily penance.

'We would hear it - we were in the next room at Castel Gandolfo. You could hear the sound of the blows when he flagellated himself. He did it when he was still capable of moving on his own.'

The flagellation is also confirmed by another bishop who has given testimony, Emery Kabongo, who for several years was a secretary for Pope John Paul.

He said: 'He would punish himself and in particular just before he ordained bishops and priests. Before passing on the sacraments he wanted to prepare himself.

'I never actually saw it myself but several people told me about it.'

Link here...