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Raised to the Altars

Monday, October 12, 2009
On Sunday the Holy Father canonised five new Saints: Father Damien of Hawaii; Zygmunt Szcezesny Felinski, a polish Bishop; Sister Jeanne Jugan, who founded the Little Sisters of the Poor; Rafael Arnaiz Baron, who renounced his rich upbringing to dedicate himself to prayer and our brother Francisco Coll y Guitart OP, whom we posted on earlier this year. That post can be read here.

The Congregation founded by St. Francisco, The Dominican Sisters of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, has 1,200 sisters across four continents. Sister Rosa Di Tullio OP, the Roman superior of the Congregation founded by St. Francisco, described him as "a Dominican in every sense of the word because he was a great preacher in difficult times. He did not withdraw in face of difficulties because he had great love. He is a modern saint."

Mark Davoren


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