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On Sunday, November 22nd, Salt and Light aired the Beatification of Mother Marie Alphonsine Daniel Ghattas. (If you missed it, you can catch the Italian language rebroadcast Tuesday, November 24th at 3:30pm ET.) This little-known “beata” is the founder of the Rosary Sisters, a religious community whose primary task is the education of girls and ...read more
In exciting news for the Canadian Church, an essential stage in the cause of Canonization for Blessed Brother André Bessette has successfully been completed. The Vatican’s Theological Commission for the Causes of Saints has granted a “positive and unanimous verdict” in a healing attributed to the intercession of the Miracle Worker of Mount-Royal. As reported ...read more
A couple weeks back we celebrated the feast of the Little Flower, St. Thérèse of Lisieux. Yesterday, we recognized her parents — Louis Martin and Zélie Guérin who were beatified a year ago October 19th. I can’t help but recall Pope Benedict XVI’s words to the young people on September 28th, of this year, during ...read more
A 19th Century Archbishop of Warsaw who was exiled to Siberia. A 19th century Spanish Dominican Priest Another 19th century priest who ministered to lepers on the Hawaiin island of Molokai A 27 year old Spanish Cistercian monk who lived in the early 1900s. And a 19th Century French sister and foundress of the Little ...read more
Obtenir le lecteur Flash pour voir cette vidéo. Back in September, Salt + Light was privileged to receive a visit by Laura Molla and Giuseppe Pannuti, daughter and son-in-law, respectively, of St. Gianna Beretta Molla. Catholic News Service also covered their brief stay in North America, which was capped off by an address to a ...read more
We are grateful to the Catholic Channel of SIRIUS Radio for releasing to us the transcript of Fr. Rosica’s interview on Across the Nation with Veteran broadcaster Bob Dunning. The interview aired on the Catholic Channel on September 9, 2009. Several articles have been based on this transcript. Bob Dunning: Father, you didn’t mince any ...read more
A woman religious from Israel will be among five new beatifications occurring this fall. The announcement of the five new blesseds came last week from the Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff. The four other Blesseds include a Spanish Cardinal, a Hungarian Martyr, an Italian diocesan priest and a German religious. Here are ...read more
Obtenir le lecteur Flash pour voir cette vidéo. On Thursday, Salt + Light was visited by the daughter and son-in-law of a saint. Laura Molla and Giuseppe Pannuti were visiting from Milan for the dedication of a new St. Gianna Maternity Home located in Brampton, Ontario. On Friday they traveled to Washington, D.C. for a ...read more
In response to Fr. Thomas Rosica’s post “Senator Edward Kennedy’s funeral: On mercy and misery”, some readers have asked what S+L (and Fr. Rosica, specifically) have contributed to the pro-life cause. I regret that they missed our 2009 March for Life coverage and our acclaimed documentary on St. Gianna Beretta Molla, Love is a Choice. ...read more
The last Monday of August is always the day that the Philippines celebrates its national heroes. This day falls on August 24th of this year and so I started reflecting on the national heroes I remember. My mind went to the national saint in my history books in the Philippines — Lorenzo Ruiz. I looked ...read more