Action Alert!
Catholic World News

Pope declares new saint, advances several causes

October 11, 2013

Pope Francis has declared the Blessed Angela of Foligno (1248-1309) a saint, extending her cult to the universal Church.

The Pope added St. Angela to the list of saints on a recommendation from the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

At an October 11 audience with Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect of that congregation, the Pontiff also authorized a decree that recognized a miracle attributed to the influence of Maria Assunta Caterina Marchetti (1871-1948), the Italian co-foundress of the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of St. Charles; she is now eligible for canonization.

The Pope also authorized decrees recognizing the “heroic virtue” of the following candidates, who will now become eligible for beatification if a miracle is attributed to their influence:

    • Bishop Pio Alberto Del Corona (1837-1912), Italian founder of the Dominican Sisters of the Holy Spirit;
    • Attilio Luciano Giordani (1913-1972), an Italian layman;
    • Sister Maria Eleonora Giorgi (1882-1945), an Italian religious of the Sisters Servants of Our Lady of Sorrows;
    • Amato Ronconi (c. 1226-1292), an Italian layman, and secular Franciscan;
    • Sister Marie Elisabeth Turgeon (1840-1881), Canadian foundress of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary; and
    • Sister Maria Jane Wilson (1840-1916), Indian foundress of the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Victories.


    Sound Off! supporters weigh in.

    All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

    There are no comments yet for this item.