Three canonizations set for October
Catholic World News - February 21, 2011
Pope Benedict XVI will preside at the canonization of three new saints on October 23.
At a public consistory on February 21, the Pope announced plans for the canonization of:
- Blessed Guido Maria Conforti (1865-1931), who was Archbishop of Parma, Italy and founder of the Xaverian Missionaries;
- Blessed Luigi Guanella (1842-1915), an Italian priest who founded the Servants of Charity and the Daughters of Our Lady of Providence; and
- Blessed Bonifacia Rodriguez Castro (1837-1905), the Spanish founder of the Congregation of the Sisters Servants of Saint Joseph.
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Posted by: GraciesMom5112 -
Feb. 21, 2011 11:36 PM ET USA
Fr. Guanella, a friend of St. John Bosco, founded the Servants of Charity and the Institute of the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence (not "Our Lady" of Providence). The Sisters are known as the DSMP's. I know this because I work for them and can proudly say my sister is a Sister! With a provincial motherhouse in Chicago, the Sisters care for the mentally handicapped and the elderly. Congratulations to all who carry on the work of Papa Luigi!