Friday, October 14, 2016

Pope to proclaim 7 new saints on Sunday

This coming Sunday at 10:15 am, Francis will celebrate a mass and preside over the canonization of seven blesseds.

These figures include José Gabriel del Rosario Brochero, also known as “Cura” (priest) Brochero, whom Bergoglio is so fond of and José Sánchez del Río, the “Cristero” boy, who was martyred in of the most atrocious acts of Christian persecution.

The Pope prayed at his tomb during his visit to Mexico. 

The Vatican has informed that other figure who will be receiving the sainthood are: the Blessed Salomone Leclerq, Manuel González García, Alfonso Maria Fusco, Lodovico Pavoni and Elizabeth of the Trinity, born Elizabeth Catez, a young Discalced Carmelite from Dijon whom John Paul II beatified in 1984. 

The Order of the Discalced Carmelites is organising a special event in her honour, titled “Heaven on Earth”, which is to take place next Friday in the Baroque church of Santa Maria della Vittoria in Via XX Settembre in Rome, where Bernini’s Ecstasy of Saint Teresa will be the background for an original theatrical interpretation, based on the texts of the Blessed Elizabeth. 

The conversation surrounding the mystic will be led by the Archbishop Emeritus of Palermo Cardinal Salvatore De Giorgi and the Biblicist Rosanna Virgili and moderated by Raffaele Luise. 

Elizabeth of the Trinity will be impersonated by Marianna Masciolini - pupil of Italian actor and theatre director Luca Ronconi - with a live performance of Bach’s Cello Suite in D Minor.

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