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rosary workshop - RSTS series index
RSTS  SAINTHOOD  INDEX
4 steps to sainthod: 1.Servants of God, 2.Venerable, 3.Blessed, 4.Sainthood


"GIFT OF FAITH"
RSTS.21743 - Dorothy Day Obl.S.B
RSTS.21743
"POWER OF PRAYER"
RSTS.21744 - Father Ceszek sj
RSTS.21744
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4 STEPS TO SAINTHOOD
RSTS:  SAINTHOOD INDEX
A small gathering of rosaries inspired by people who teach us how to become saints as we are all called to be.  Now our intercessors for our needs, of our loved ones and our nation.
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~ 1. SERVANT of GOD   ~

Candidates for Venerable, Beautification (Blessed) - pray for 
their cause for intercessory prayer, see their LIFE / GIFTS for special interests.
Dorothy Day, Obl.S.B
November 8, 1897 – November 29, 1980
DOROTHY DAY, author -  gift of faith


LIFE / GIFTS: author catholic convert - and foundress of the Catholic Worker Movement. in a world of communism, her greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us?

QUOTE:  The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us? 'Loaves and Fishes (1963) --- "We are taught that faith is a gift, and sometimes I wonder why some have it and some do not. I feel my own unworthiness and can never be grateful enough to God for His gift of faith." (in response to a communist author who asked her "How can you believe?")

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for more info see RSTS.21743 - CART

CAUSE:  The Church has opened the cause for Day's possible canonization, which was accepted by the Holy See for investigation. 
 

Vincent R Capodanno chc
1929 - 1967 (United States)  Feasat Day 
V.R. CAPODANNO,  Lt. USNR chc  - 'The Grunt Priest'

LIFE / GIFTS:  U.S  Navy Chaplain Corps /  KIA (Killed in Actiom)  at Quang Tin Province, Vietnam - served in 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division  AWARDS: Medal of Honor / Bronze Star / 3 Purple Hearts

QUOTE: Giving aid:"Stay calm, Marine, someone will be here to help, God is with all of us this day!"
 

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for more info see RSTS.21441-CART

CAUSE:  declared 'Servant of God' (5/21/06) cause for canonization currently under way.


Emil Joseph Kapaun (born of CZ Immigrants)
April 20, 1916 – May 23, 1951(Kansas, US) 
EMIL J KAPAUN Capt, USA chc  - 'the good thief' 

LIFE / GIFTS:  U.S  army Chaplain, died as a POW during Korean War,  /  - AWARDS:   Medal of Honor (4/11/13) posthumously for actions  (11/ 1–2/50) in North Korea. / Legion of Merit / Bronze Star Medal with "V" Device / Purple Heart / Combat Infantryman Badge. (9th American military chaplain Medal of Honor recipient.)

QUOTE:  To his Bishop: "When I was ordained, I was determined to ‘spend myself ’ for God. I was determined to do that cheerfully, no matter in what circumstances I would be placed or how hard a life I would be asked to lead. .... ", "If we fail to forgive, we're rejecting our faith"

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CAUSE:  declared 'Servant of God' (1993) cause for canonization currently under way, 2 possible miracles.
 

Walter Joseph Ciszek, 
November 4, 1904–December 8, 1984
FATHER WALTER CISZEK  sj - 23 years in the Soviet Gulag - "Power of Prayer"


LIFE GIFTS: a Polish-American Jesuit priest who conducted clandestine missionary work in the Soviet Union between 1939 and 1963. He spent a total of 23 years in Soviet Gulag when captured.

QUOTE:  I had asked for God’s help but had really believed in my ability to avoid evil and to meet every challenge. . . . I had been thanking God all the while that I was not like the rest of men. . . . I had relied almost completely on myself in this most critical test—and I had failed ... "The power of prayer reaches beyond all efforts of man seeking to find meaning in life. This power is available to all; it can transform man's weaknesses, limitations and his sufferings" ... 

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CAUSE:   Since 1990, Ciszek's life has been under consideration by the Roman Catholic Church for possible beatification or canonization. 
 

Patrick Joseph Gillard-Peyton 
Born: January 9, 1909 (Ireland) – Died: June 3, 1992
PATRICK PEYTON csc -  "The Rosary priest"

LIFE / GIFTS:  staged massive Rosary rallies in key cities of world,  extensively utilized mass communication, during WWII, founder of the post-World War II prayer movement  "Family Rosary Crusade", ministry of binding families through prayer under the Family Rosary

QUOTE:  "The family that prays together stays together. A world at prayer is a world at peace".

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for more information see RSTS.21570-CART

CAUSE:  April 21 2015,  The official positio for his cause was delivered to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in Rome. Two possible miracles being studied.

Rutilio Grande Garcia
5 July 1928, El Paisnal - 12 March 1977, Aguilares) 
RUTILIO GRANDE sj -  'close, personal  friend of Oscar Romero' 

LIFE / GIFTS: martyr, spoke against injustices to poor by oppressive government, his murder inspired friend Romero, a conservative, to fight against these injustices, causing death of Romero at Mass. 

QUOTE: I fear that if Jesus entered the country crossing the border in Chalatenango, they wouldn’t let him pass. There by Apopa they’d detain him…They’d accuse him of being a revolutionary. 

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for more information see RSTS.21572-CART

CAUSE: under Archbishop, (San Salvidore) cause for sainthood

ARCHBISHOP OSCAR ROMERO: "When I looked at [my friend Fr] Rutilio lying there dead I thought, 'If they have killed him for doing what he did, then I too have to walk the same path' (speaking out against poverty, social injustice, government assassinations and torture.) - see below:

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~ 2. VENERABLE   ~

Candidates for Beautification (Blessed) - pray for their cause
for intercessory prayer, see their LIFE / GIFTS for special interests.
Oscar Ascar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez 
ca. 1917 - 1980 - (Spain) - Feast Day: 24 March
ARCHBISHOP ÓSCAR ROMERO - 'San Romero'

LIFE / GIFTS:  martyr / social justice - inspired by friend, Fr.Rutilio / assassinated while celebrating Mass as he lifted the cup.  His blood spilled with that of Christ's (El Salvador). PATRON:  unofficial patron saint of the Americas and / or El Salvador; 

QUOTE: Let us not forget: we are a pilgrim church, subject to misunderstanding, to persecution, but a church that walks serene, because it bears the force of love.”  (The violence of Love)

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for more info see RSTS.21440-CART

CAUSE: opened in 1997, Final Stages: 13 May, 2014. Martyrdom Announced: 3 February, 2015, Blessed: May 23, 2015 

María Fernández Coronel y Arana
ca. 1602 – 1665 (Spain) - Feast Day: 24 May (?)
SOR MARIA de JESUS of AGREDA - 'The Blue Nun'

LIFE / GIFTS: Mystic /  visions / and dictations (word by word) from the Virgin Mary. Wrote Mystical City of God / transported by angels to New Mexico, Texas, Arixona teaching 'Jumanos' about true God.   Encouraged accpetance of Mary, as Immaculate Comception PATRONESS: Happy Death /  cause for sainthood currently underway.

QUOTE:  “The Lord filled my inner life with light.  Ever since then I have found that when I focused my attention, I could enter a state of exceedingly quiet prayer.” Young Maria

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for full collection see RDSP.21540-CART

CAUSE: For sainthood currently underway 

 Friderik Irenej Baraga
ca. 1853–1860 - (Slovenia) - Feast Day: 19 January (?)
BISHOP FREDERIC BARAGA - 'Snowshoe Priest'

LIFE / GIFTS:  missionary /  grammarian - languages. / brought faith to Native American Indians /  first bishop Marquette (MI) Diocese   PATRON: evangelization / language teachers. Cause for sainthood currently underway.

QUOTES: “O Mary … Jesus loves you greatly…He promises that at all times He is ready to help us at your request…” / "Prayer is the principal channel through which the grace of God flows into our  hearts.” Bishop Baraga

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for full collection see RTB.21342-CART

CAUSE: For sainthood currently underway 

RSTS.21450 - 'World Mission Rosary' (Fulton J Sheen)
 Peter John Sheen
ca. 1895 – 1979 (Illinois) - Feast Day:  9 December (?)
BISHOP FULT0N J SHEEN - 'Servant of God'

LIFE / GIFTS:  heroic virtues / theologian / teacher / evangelist /  media outreach:  Catholic Hour (radio 1930- 50), Life is Worth Living (TV. 51 - 57), Fulton Sheen Program (61-68), 2 Emmys, (replays EWTN) - PATRON (intercessor)::  sick children / media / evangelization / misssions.

QUOTE: "Unless souls are saved, nothing is saved; there can be no world peace unless there is soul peace."  Fulton  Sheen

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for full collection see  RSTS.21450-CART

CAUSE: For Sainthood currently underway Waiting Congregation for the Cause of Saints (re 1st miracle) 

RSTS.21452 - 'Depend on Him' (Matt Talbot)
 Matt Talbot
ca. 1856 – 1925 (Ireland) - Feast day: June 19
MATT TALBOT - 'Servant of God'

LIFE / GIFTS:  overcame alcoholism / life of piety / charity / ascetic / mortification of the flesh / daily Mass.  PATRON:struggling and recovering alcoholics / addictions. / 

QUOTE: “Never be too hard on [one] who can’t give up drink. It’s as hard to give up the drink as it is to raise the dead to life again. But both are possible and even easy for Our Lord. We have only to depend on him.” Matt Talbot

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for more info RSTS.21452 -CART
also see CDDA-ADDICTIONS

CAUSE: For sainthood currently underway 


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~ BLESSED ~

candidates for Sainthood - pray for their canonization
for intercessory prayer, see their LIFE / GIFTS for special interests.
RSTS.21453 -  'Blessed be God' - (Ven. Solanus Casey OFM)
Bernard "Barney" Francis Casey
ca. 1870 – 1957  (Oak Grove Wisconsin) Feast Day:  31 July (?)
 SOLANUS CASEY OFM - 'Barney' Casey

LIFE / GIFTS:  gift of prophecy / spiritual & physical healing / wonder worker / great faith / humility / door keeper / spiritual councelor / intercessor  - PATRON:  served poor, sick, outcast and suffering / lonely. 

QUOTES: "Blessed be God for all his designs" / "Pray for a soul in Purgatory and freed he will be another intercessor in heaven" “I looked on my whole life as giving, and I want to give until there is nothing left of me to give. Solanus Casey

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for more info see RSTS.21453-CART

CAUSE: For sainthood currently underway. Beautification approved by Pope Francis, announced 4 May 2017 

Charles Eugène de Foucauld
ca. 1858 - 1916 (France) Feast Day 1 December
CHARLES de FOUCAULD  - 'Little Brother Charles of Jesus'
LIFE GIFTS: assassinated for his faith / martyr  / French Army officer to priesthood /   founding of Little Brothers of Jesus and others  /  heroic degree,  theological virtues (Faith, Hope and Charity) towards God and neighbor. Beatified 13 November 2005

QUOTES: '"whether our life be that of Nazareth, the Public Life or the Desert... it should cry the Gospel..." 

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for more info see - RSTS.21460-CART

CAUSE: For sainthood currently underway 

Jerzy Popieluszko (Poland)
ca. 14 September 1947 – 19 October 1984) Feast Day 19 October 
JERZY POPIELUSZKO -  "Father Jerzy" (George in Polish)
LIFE GIFTS: Assassinated, martyr, Solidarity movement chaplain , (Lech Walesa) demanding the right to strike,  sermons routinely broadcast by Radio Free Europe, deeply inspired by the words of the new Polis pope, John Paul II, "Be not Afraid". His only weapon was truth"

QUOTES:It is not enough for a Christian to condemn evil, cowardice, lies, and use of force, hatred, and oppression. He must at all times be a witness to and defender of justice, goodness, truth, freedom, and love. He must never tire of claiming these values as a right both for himself and others.” "Let us pray, so that we are free from fear, intimidating, and feelings of revenge and violence”.

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or for all 5 rosaries see:  - RSTS.21568.1,2  or  RSTS.21568.3,4,5

CAUSE:  For sainthood currently underway. (beatified 6 June 2010) 

José Ramón Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez 
ca. 1891 – 1927 (Mexico)  Feast Day: 23 November
MIGUEL PRO SJ 
LIFE GIFTS:
Catholic martyr in odium fidei, based on hatred for the faith / executed under the presidency of Calles no trial / Christo War / religious piety and innocence

 QUOTE:  crucifix in one hand. rosary in other, arms held out in cruciform, saying to his executioners: "May God have mercy on you! May God bless you! Lord, Thou knowest that I am innocent! With all my heart I forgive my enemies!" "Viva Cristo Rey!" -"Long live Christ the King!".

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for more info see  - RSTS.21466-CART 

CAUSE:  For sainthood is open, currently underway.

Anno Sjoerd Brandsma
23 February 1881 - 26 July 1942
TITUS BRANDSMA  O.carm - "Shorty"
LIFE / GIFTS: Martyr of the Faith  - He was imprisoned for his outspoken dislike of the Nazis in the infamous Dachau concentration camp, where he died.

QUOTE: “Do not yield to hatred. We are here in a dark tunnel, but we have to go on. At the end, an eternal light is shining for us.” -  “I see God in the work of his hands and the marks of his love in every visible thing, and it sometimes happens that I am seized by a supreme joy which is above all other joys.

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for more info see both rosaries
RSTS.21745 and RSTS.23747

CASE: Beatified as a Martyr November 3, 1985 by Pope John Paul II


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~ SAINTHOOD ~

to be canonized comes from the 'Canon of the Mass' when we
call on all the saints at Mass to pray for us - to intercede for our needs
 Jacinta Marto
ca. 1910 - 1920 (Portugal) Feast Day: 20 February
JACINTA MARTO -'Little child of Fatima'
LIFE GIFTS:  mystics / visionary / along with cousin Lúcia Santos (1907–2005) witnessed apparitions politically controversial of an angel (1916) Our Lady (1917) / held back because children too young to esperience 'heroic virtures' / reversed spiritual  for pastoral necessity, children and youth of the day. youngest non-martyred child ever to be beatified. PATRON: bodily ills / captives / prisoners / against sickness /people ridiculed for their piety 

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for more info see  - RSTS.21464 
also see RWSP.21316-CART

CAUSE: Two Fatima children forwarded to sainthood on May 13 2017 by Pope Francis, becoming church's youngest non-martyred saints. (Jacinta was 7, Francisco was 9)

Francisco Marto
ca. 1908 - 1919 (Portugal) Feast Day: 20 February
FRANCISCO MARTO - 'Little child of Fatima'
LIFE / GIFTS: mystics / visionary / along with cousin Lúcia Santos (1907–2005) witnessed apparitions politically controversial of an angel (1916) Our Lady (1917) / held back because children too young to esperience 'heroic virtures' / reversed spiritual  for pastoral necessity, children and youth of the day. PATRON:bodily ills / captives / prisoners / against sickness /people ridiculed for their piety

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for more info see - RSTS.21365 
also see - RWSP.2817-CART

CAUSE: Two Fatima children forwarded to sainthood on May 13 2017 by Pope Francis, becoming church's youngest non-martyred saints. (Jacinta was 7, Francisco was 9)

José Luis Sánchez del Río 
ca. 1913 – 1928 (Mexico) Feast Day: 10 February
St. JOSE SANCHEZ del Rio -  Joselito 
LIFE / GIFTS: 14 year old Mexican Cristero martyrd by government / refused to give up his faith / In prison, José prayed the rosary / too young to fight in  Cristero War (1926) / became flag bearer /  captors  brutally cut his feet, made to walk, brutally stabbed then shot him 

QUOTE:  'I will never give in. Viva Cristo Rey!'(when told to say "Death to Christ the King" by captors. Moments before his death, the boy drew a cross in the dirt and kissed it.

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for more info see -RSTS.21467-CART

CAUSE:  Canonization now oficially completed (May 2014).  Sainthood announced October 16th 2016

Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu
ca. 1910 – 1997 (W.Germany - India) - Feast Day Sept.5th
 St. TERESA OF CALCUTTA - 'Mother Teresa'
LIFE / GIFTS: founded the Missionaries of Charity,  (over 4,500 sisters / 133 countries.) / hospices / HIV/AIDS /  leprosy /tuberculosis /  soup kitchens / dispensaries  / mobile clinics / children's and family counseling programs / orphanages / schools.   INTERCEDE: for all above, care for the sick. (beads symbolize different souls the sisters cared for - read more in cart) 

QUOTE: Be faithful in small things,  it is in them that your strength lies.

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for more info see - RSTS.21661-CART

CAUSE:  The second miracle was approved by Pope Francis as on Dec. 17, 2015 and he announced her  canonisation on September 4 2016 at the conclusion of the Year of Mercy jubilee. 

Karol Józef Wojtyla 
ca. 1920 – 2005 (Poland) - Feast Day  Oct.22nd
St. JOHN PAUL II - 263rd POPE  'JPII the Great'

LIFE / GIFTS:  attended clandestine underground seminary (Krakow WWII)  / Warrior / Priest / Actor / Author / Peacemaker (Catholics, Judaism, Islam, Eastern Church) / Instrumental in ending Communist rule in Europe / PATRON: of youth, Youth Day.   CANONIZED: 27 April 2014 (Divine Mercy Sunday) 

QUOTES: "Darkness can only be scattered by light, hatred can only be conquered by love. " John Paul II

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Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli 
ca. 1881 – 1963 (Italy) - Feast Day: 11 October
St. JOHN XXIII - 261st POPE  'The Good Pope'
LIFE / GIFTS:
: Army Sergeant to priesthood /  Patriarch of Venice /  saved refugees during Holocaust (WWII) / called historic Second Vatican Council (1962–65) / humanitarian /  liturgical reformist / Journal of a Soul.( growth in holiness) Christian unity / CANONIZED:  27 April 2014  (Divine Mercy Sunday) 

QUOTE: "Do not walk through time without leaving worthy evidence of your passage" John XXIII

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Marie-Azélie Guérin 
ca. 1831 – 1877 (France) - Feast Day: 12 July
St. MARIE 'ZELE' MARTIN (lay woman) - Mother of Thérèse of Lisieux
LIFE / GIFTS: 'heroic sanctity" /  desired to be a nun (illness). Married Louis Martin /  9 children.  /  mother of Saint Thérèse de Lisieux.  / died of breast cancer. See cause for (married couples)sainthood below:

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for more info see  - RSTS.21462-CART

CAUSE FOR SAINTHOOD:  03.18.15 Miracle approve by Pope Francis,  finalized October 18, 2015 during synod on the Family. (see above) 

Louis Joseph Aloys Stanislaus Martin
ca. 1823 – 1894 (France)  Feast Day: 12 July 
St. LOUIS MARTIN (lay brother) - Father of Thérèse of Lisieux
LIFE / GIFTS: 'heroic sanctity"  / Louis desired to be an Augustinian monk (no Latin) / married Blessed Marie-Azélie Guérin. /  lived as brother and sister for ten months / before having 9 children / 5 nuns (4 died in infancy) / father of Saint Thérèse de Lisieux. (See cause for sainthood above)

 QUOTE: St. Thérèse wrote: "The Good God gave me a father and mother more worthy of heaven than of earth."

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for more info see  - RSTS.21463-CART

CAUSE FOR SAINTHOOD:  03.18.15 Miracle approve by Pope Francis,  finalized October 18, 2015 during synod on the Family. (see above) 

Helena Kowalska,  Poland 
ca. 25 August 1905  5 October 1938 - Feast Day: 5 October
St. FAUSTINA OLM (Our Lady of Mercy) - Divine Mercy
LIFE / GIFTS:
: In 1935, Jesus gave Sister Faustina  words to pray which became the Diary of Divine Mercy.   peaceful death.  CANONIZED:  30 April, 2000 

QUOTE: “If the angels were capable of envy, they would envy us for two things: one is the receiving of Holy Communion, and the other is suffering.” 

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for more info see RSTS.21524.1  RSTS.21524.2 CART
also "Jesus I Trust in You" RDSP.2568 CART
for the  Divine Mercy PRAYER

Marie-Bernarde Soubirous
January 7, 1844,  April 16, 1879 - Feast Day: April 16 / Feb 8 (France)
St BERNADETTE of LOURDES "Marie-Bernarde"

LIFE / GIFTS:  Mystic / visionary at 14 Mary revealed herself to Bernadettee as: " Immaculate Conception." (a term confirmed recently in the church she would not have known about.) / postulate Sisters of Charity. CANONIZED: December 8,1933 (feast of the Immaculate Conception) patroness of the ill, shepherds, the poor.

QUOTE:  (When asked, was she beautiful?) "Oh! Oh! Yes indeed! And even more than that! so lovely that, when you have seen her once, you would willingly die to see her again!” 

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Raymond Kolbe 
ca. 1894 – 1941  ( Poland) - Feast Day 
St. MAXIMILIAN MARIA KOLBE -O.F.M. Conv 
LIFE / GIFTS:: declared a 'martyr of charity' / organized  "Militia Immaculata", (Army of Mary) /  volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz, (WW II). Apostle of Consecration to Mary  PATRON:  intercessor  / pro-life / families / drug addicts / political prisoners / journalists / prisoners  CANONIZED 10 October 1982

QUOTE: "If anyone does not wish to have Mary Immaculate for his Mother, he will not have Christ for his Brother." Max Kolbe

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Catherine Tekakwitha
ca. 1656 – 1680  (Canada) - Feast Day: July 14
St. KATERI TEKAKWITHA 'Lily of the Mohawks'
LIFE / GIFTS:  survived disease that killed her family / ridiculed for her piety / PATRONESS: ecologists, / environment, / loss of parents / people in exile / Native Americans CANONIZED 21 Oct. 2012 

QUOTE: "I am not my own; I have given myself to Jesus. He must be my only love." Kateri Tekakwitha

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for full collection see RSTS.21523 CART 
or RTB.21133-CART

Edith Stein 
ca. 1891 – 1942  (Poland) - Feast Day: August 9th
St. TERESA BENEDICTA of the CROSS  (OCD) 

LIFE / GIFTS:  virgin / martyr / Jewess, atheist, Catholic /  Nun /  Died:  Auschwitz concentration camp.  PATRONESS:  of Europe / loss of parents  / martyrs / World Youth Day  CANONIZED: May 1, 1998, 

QUOTES: On being Jewish: "You don't know what it means to me to be a daughter of the chosen people, to belong to Christ, not only spiritually, but according to the flesh."    To her sister Rosa as they were arrested:  "Come, we are going for our people". Edith Stein

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Giana Beretta Molla
ca. 1922 – 1962 (Italy) - Feast Day: April 28
St. GIANA BERETTA MOLLA (Dr. wife, mother)
LIFE / GIFTS:  pro life / refused to abort her 4th child, died in childbirth.  holiness of family PATRON: (intercessor)  for mothers / physicians / pre-borns / Sanctity of life / pregnant mothers  / delivery concerns  /  pro life.   CANONIZED: May 16, 2004 

QUOTE:  "Our body is a cenacle, a monstrance: through its crystal the world should see God". / "One earns Paradise with one's daily task". Giana Molla 

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Francesco Forgione
ca. 1887 – 1968  (Italy) - Feast Day: Sept. 23rd
St. PIO of PIETRELCINA O.F.M. Cap. 'Padre Pio'

LIFE / GIFTS: Capuchan priest who bore the wounds of Christ / gift of knowledge / discernment in the comfessional / mystic / biilocation / Odor of Sanctity PATRON: Civil Defense Volunteers / Catholic adolescents CANONIZED: 16 June 2002

QUOTE:  “Pray, hope, and don't worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.”  Padre Pio

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André Bessette
ca. 1845 - 1937 (Canada) - Feast day: January 6 
St. ANDRE of MONTREAL  - C.S.C. -  'Brother Andre'
LIFE / GIFTS:   born sickly / door keeper / used oil from St Josephs lamp to anoint the sick / afflicted, / handicapped / the poor   those who  wounded by life. PATRON:  healing of the sick. CANONIZED: October 17, 2010. 

QUOTES: "I rarely prayed for my mother, but I often prayed to her." / “It is with the smallest brushes that the artist paints the most exquisitely beautiful pictures,”  Brother André

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for full collection see  RDBA.21110-CART
 

RSTS.21421 -  'AWAKENING' (Hildegard von Bingen)
Hildegard von Bingen
ca. 1098 - 1179 (Germany) - Feast Day: Sept.17
St. HILDEGARD von BINGEN OSB -  'Sibyl of the Rhine'
LIFE / GIFTS:  Doctor of the Church / Mystic/ Artist (Illuminations) / Composer of Liturgical music, (Ordo Virtutum) /  writer / (theological, botanical and medicinal texts)  / Benedictine abbess, visionary. PATRONESS:  artists / writers / ecologists / herbalist   CANONIZED:  10 May 2012 

QUOTE: "The Word is living, being, spirit, all verdant greening, all creativity. This Word manifests itself in every creature." St Hildegard

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José María Mariano Escriba Albás
ca. 9 January 1902 – 26 June 1975 - feast day 26 June
JOSE MARIA ESCRIVA de BALAGUER - Opus Dei (Work of God) founder

LIFE / GIFTS: Opus Dei founder:  teaches that everyone is called to holiness and that ordinary life is a path to sanctity. Founded in Spain in 1928.  Opus Dei was given final Catholic Church approval in 1950 by Pope Pius XII.[  Mostly Lay people who live in their own homes. Membership 93,100 (2014) worldwide. Author of many books including THE WAY (about living experiences) has sold more than four and a half million copies, in 43 different languages For more information  see links on page below:

QUOTE: " The holy Rosary is a powerful weapon. Use it with confidence and you'll be amazed at the results" Josemaria Escriva

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Miquel Josep Serra i Ferrer
11.24.1713 (Spain) - 8. 28.1784 - Feast Day: July 1 
PADRE JUNIPERO SERRA - "Apostle of California." 


LIFE / GIFTS: Founder of California Coastal chain of missions from San Diego north to 21 missions / military outposts from 1769 and 1833, to spread Christianity among the local Native Americans.

QUOTE: "We found on our journey, as well as in the place where we stopped, that they treated us with as much confidence and good-will as if they had known us all their lives." & "We found vines of a large size, and in some cases quite loaded with grapes; we also found an abundance of roses, which appeared to be like those of Castile." 

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SAINT GIANNA MOLLARDSG-21200 - 'I Dedicated You'
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SAINT ANDRE BESSETTE
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~ 9 & 10 BEAD CHAPLETS ~

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 ST PIO
ST HILDEGARD
ST BENEDICTA
ST KOLBE

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~ HIGHER THAN ANGELS ~
 WHO ARE THE HOLY INNOCENTS?
ARE THEY HIGHER THAN ANGELS?, SAINTS?
What about the unborn? the preborn? the aborted babies? Where are they in God's  heavenly spectrum? What does the church teach?  Are they 'Angels" or are they "Higher than Angels"?  Are they little Saints? What does the Church teach? There is a lot of bad information out there that creates unnecessary guilt. The truth teaches us that God loves and forgives. Think of this:
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FOR STARTERS
WHAT IS A FETUS?
 is it simply tissue or a parasite as some would want you to believe?
or do we discover  the Latin word for fetus translates to English as: "baby", "little person", "little one", "offspring", "young child or young  person".
  What a difference from what I thought it meant. 

 AN EMBRYO?
 a human embryo means:  "unattached offspring", "unborn child / baby"
  nothing about tissue or a parasite.
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"I had often wondered if when I was born I was already 9 months old, going on 10? How does the church respond to all these question?" We are going to find out. 
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HOLY INNOCENTS




~ 4 STEPS TO SAINTHOOD ~
 WHY ONLY CATHOLIC?
SERVANT OF GOD  -  VENERABLE  -  BLESSED  -  SAINT
  As a Protestant, I did not understand why saints were only Catholic.  Then someone explained to me that the term 'Saint' is a family thing, like a name. In other words, Catholics did not have right to decide what name others were to be called.  Sort of like relatives.  Catholics respected the rights of other Christians to honor Servants of God in their own way, as they see fit.  RW
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LEARNING ABOUT SERVANT OF GOD
Where does it come from? Is it in scripture? MOSES WAS CALLED A SERVANT OF GOD as were others in the Old Testament
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2 CHRONICLES 24:9
 9  They had it proclaimed throughout Judah and Jerusalem that the tax which Moses, the servant of God, had imposed on Israel in the wilderness should be brought to the LORD.
(Also see 1 Chronicles 6:49) 
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NEHEMIAH 10:29;
 30 ...  join their influential kindred, and with the sanction of a curse take this oath to follow the law of God given through Moses, the servant of God, and to observe carefully all the commandments of the LORD, our Lord, his ordinances and his statutes.
  DANIEL 9:11;
11  The curse and the oath written in the law of Moses, the servant of God, were poured out over us for our sins, because all Israel transgressed your law and turned aside, refusing to hear your voice.
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STAGES of CANONIZATION 
IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH 
(understanding the 4 seps to sainthood, what does it all mean?)

STEP 1:  SERVANT OF GOD
Receiving the title Servant of God is the first of the four steps in the canonization process. The next step is being declared Venerable, upon a decree of heroism or martyrdom by the honored. That is followed by beatification, with the title of Blessed, after the confirmation of miracles resulting from the intercession of the honored. The final step is canonization, where the honored would receive the title of Saint. The process for canonization is under the jurisdiction of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. 
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AGAIN, IN REVELATION 15:3
MOSES IS CALLED THE SERVANT OF GOD

.3  and they sang the song of Moses,* the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb: “Great and wonderful are your works, Lord God almighty. Just and true are your ways, O king of the nations.
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STEP 2: VENERABLE: 
VEN.ER.A.BLE - respected, venerated, revered, honored,esteemed, hallowed, august, distinguished,eminent, great, grand More The next step is being declared Venerable, upon a decree of heroism or martyrdom by the honored.
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STEP 3:  BLESSED:
 BLESS.ED - blest,?blesid/adjective 1. made holy; consecrated.  That is followed by beatification, with the title of Blessed, after the confirmation of miracles resulting from the intercession of the honored.
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STEP 4:  SAINT:
The final step is canonization, where the honored would receive the title of Saint. The process for canonization is under the jurisdiction of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. Canonization relates to names in the 'Canon of the Mass'
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SERVANT OF GOD   -   VENERABLE
BLESSED   -   SAINTHOOD




~  1. SERVANT of GOD ~
LIFE AND WORKS BEING STUDIED
 "Servant of God" is the title given to a deceased person of the Catholic Church whose life and works are being studied in consideration for official recognition by the Pope and the Catholic Church as a saint in Heaven.  The title "Servant of God" (Latin: Servus Dei) should not be confused with Servus Servorum Dei (Servant of the Servants of God), one of the titles of the Pope.
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 FIRST OF 4 STEPS:
Receiving the title Servant of God is the first of the four steps in the canonization process. The next step is being declared Venerable, upon a decree of heroism or martyrdom by the honored. That is followed by beatification, with the title of Blessed, after the confirmation of miracles resulting from the intercession of the honored. The final step is canonization, where the honored would receive the title of Saint.[6][7] The process for canonization is under the jurisdiction of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. 
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BIBLE
 1. SERVANT OF GOD
 The expression "servant of God" appears seven times in the Bible. All four times in the old testament, and one of the three times in the new testament, 
   In the Catholic Church, 'SERVANT OF GOD' designates someone who is being studied by the Church for possible sainthood. 
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 IN REVELATION 15:3
MOSES IS CALLED THE SERVANT OF GOD
.3  and they sang the song of Moses,* the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb: “Great and wonderful are your works, Lord God almighty. Just and true are your ways, O king of the nations.
  PAUL CALLS HIMSELF
 "a slave (servant) of God" in Titus 1:1:
1  Paul, a slave of God and apostle of Jesus Christ for the sake of the faith of God’s chosen ones and the recognition of religious truth  2 in the hope of eternal life that God, who does not lie, promised before time began,  3  who indeed at the proper time revealed his word in the proclamation with which I was entrusted by the command of God our savior,c  4  to Titus, my true child in our common faith: grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our savior. 
  JAMES CALLS HIMSELF 
"A SLAVE (servant) OF GOD" in JAMES 1:1:
1  James, a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes in the dispersion, greetings.a Perseverance in Trial.  2 Consider it all joy, my brothers, when you encounter various trials,  3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 And let perseverance be perfect, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

it refers to "Moses the servant of God" (1Chronicles 6:49; 2Chronicles 24:9; Nehemiah 10:29; Daniel 9:11; Revelation 15:3). In the new testament, Paul calls himself "a servant of God" in Titus 1:1, and James calls himself "a servant of God" in James 1:1. Following the rules of English grammar standardized in the King James Bible, the word "servant" is never capitalized or used as a title of nobility. ("The servant is not greater than his lord.")[3]





~  2. VENERABLE ~
HEROIC IN VIRTUE 
In the Latin Church of the Catholic Church, a deceased Catholic may be declared a Servant of God by a bishopand proposed for beatification by the Pope through the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. The Venerable is the style used for such a servant of God declared to be "heroic in virtue" during the investigation and process leading to possible canonization as a saint.
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Before a person is considered to be venerable, that person must be declared as such by a proclamation, approved by the Pope, of having lived a life that was "heroic in virtue", the virtues being the theological virtues of faith, hope, and charity and the cardinal virtues of prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance. 




~ 3. BEATIFIED ~
 BLESSED
Pope John Paul II beatified more people than many of his predecessors and was himself beatified six years after his death. Beatification (from Latin beatus, "blessed") is a recognition accorded by the Catholic Church of a dead person's entrance into Heaven and capacity to intercede on behalf of individuals who pray in his or her name (intercession of saints). Beatification is the third of the four steps in the canonization process. A person who is beatified is in English given the title "Blessed".




~ 4. SAINTHOOD ~
 SAINT
The final step is canonization, where the honored would receive the title of Saint. The process for canonization is under the jurisdiction of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.
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CANON OF THE MASS
The word “canonization” comes from the celebration of the Mass. What we now call the “Eucharistic Prayer” was formerly known as the “Canon of the Mass.” Therefore, to say that one is “canonized” means that his/her name is able to be included in the list of saints in the “Canon of the Mass.” The term is still in use today since that ancient rule-of-thumb still applies. When a person is canonized or named a Saint, the Church may celebrate the Saint’s feast day and the name may be included in the Eucharistic Prayer.

THE MENTIONING OF NAMES OF THE HOLY AT THE EARLY CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST (HOLY MASS) , MAY DATE AS EARLY AS THE 2ND CENTURY, 





~ ORIGIN of the TERM 'CANON' ~
 CANON COMES FROM
"MEASURING ROD or RULE'
(Father Corey Litzner)

 "The word canon come from the Greek word for "measuring rod, or rule."  You know that we call the Bible the Canon of the Scriptures.  In other words, the books of the Bible are the rule, or measuring rod of the faith. 

That's why the popes and bishops who finally put the Bible together chose the books they did guided by the holy spirit.  There is also canon law.  This law is the measuring rod, or rule of all the other little customs or laws that are made. 

In this sense canon law is kind of like the U. S. Constitution is meant to work.  The Constitution is meant to function as a measuring rod for all the other laws made by the legislative branch or things done by the president or the judiciary.  The canon of the Mass is the measuring rod, or rule, that the priest has to follow for the consecration to take place and for the Mass to be valid.

Finally, by canonizing a saint, a pope by power of his authority to bind and loose, says that, after a period in which he and his people in the congregation for the causes of saints have tried and tested the worthiness of the candidate for canonization, the man or woman under consideration measures up and is definitely now in heaven and so can be prayed to officially in the liturgy of the church."
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Thank you Father Corey for this insightful 'history lesson' on one of those mysteries in the church we need to learn more about that may date back to the 4c  RW





~ THE HOLY INNOCENTS ~
 WHO ARE THE HOLY INNOCENTS?
ARE THEY HIGHER THAN ANGELS?, SAINTS?
We learn about the little martyred children, baptized in blood who were killed by King Herod in his attemp to kill the baby Jesus when he learned about the birth of the 'new king'.  Can we relate them today to our little ones who die before leaving their mothers womb? IGUR (Intrauterine growth restriction), Stillbirth? The unborn? The miscarried? the aborted? What happens to them? Or to the little ones who die after birth and are not baptized?
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MATTHEW 2:16
16 When Herod realized that he had been deceived by the magi, he became furious. He ordered the massacre of all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had ascertained from the magi. 
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BECAUSE OF A RECENT LOSS
Questions arose. How does the Christian church respond to this and other related concerns and misguided information?  Easy to miss God's forgiving love in our sense of unforgiven guilt.  We are learning from our theologians, priests, to share and bring truth and peace to these questions we may have.
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On completion, this page, this link below, will give inspiration and peace. 
There will be words and images of healing comfort, not of grief, guilt or sadness.
Inspired words from church teachings and scripture.
HIGHER THAN ANGELS



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