THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH WILL WELCOME 5 NEW SAINTS OCTOBER 13

THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH WILL WELCOME 5 NEW SAINTS OCTOBER 13

The banners are up on St. Peter’s Basilica as the Universal Church prepares to welcome five new saints this Sunday, October 13 when Pope Francis canonizes them during a Eucharistic liturgy in St. Peter’s Square.

The following photos were taken by CNA/EWTN photographer Daniel Ibanez. Kudos ro my colleague who has done an amazing job in the past week of documenting Vatican events, including the consistory for 13 new cardinals last Saturday and last Sunday’s Mass to open the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, as well as the daily meetings and synod-related events of recent days.

Cardinal John Henry Newman –

 

Indian Sister Marian Thresia, founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family –

Italian Sister Giuseppina Vannini –

Brazilian Sister Dulce Lopes Pontes –

Marguerite Bays, a Swiss consecrated virgin of the Third Order of St. Francis –