Sainthood Investigation for Fr. Paul Wattson, Graymoor Founder, Receives Support from Bishops

The U.S. Bishops, on November 11, 2014 at their Fall General Assembly in Baltimore, voted to support the local investigation into the life and work of Fr. Paul Wattson, co-founder of Graymoor Abbey.  This local investigation  into the priest's life, work and personal sanctity is the first step toward formally opening a possible Cause for Canonization.The bishops, by a unanimous voice vote, supported the advancement of the Cause at the local level. *     *     *     *     *Who was Father … [Read more...]

Born Into Slavery, Fr. Augustus Tolton May Become a Saint

On March 2, 2010, Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop of Chicago, announced that he was beginning an official investigation into Father Augustus Tolton’s life and virtues, with a view to opening the Cause for his canonization. The following year—on February 24, 2011—the Roman Catholic Church officially began the formal introduction of the Cause for sainthood of Father Tolton.  He was designated Servant of God; and Historical and Theological Commissions were established, with the responsibil … [Read more...]

“Beauty Has Already Saved the World” – St. John Paul II’s LETTER TO ARTISTS, As Read by Students

May 2, 2011 - Workers hang a large banner on Bernini's Colonnade, St. Peter's Basilica, to celebrate the Beatification of Pope John Paul II

In May 2011, Pope John Paul II was beatified.And three years later, in April 2014, he was elevated to sainthood.   *     *     *      *      * On Easter Sunday, April 4, 1999, Pope John Paul II wrote an open letter to all artists -- both Christian and secular -- reminding them of their vocation to Beauty. He urged them not to waste their artistic talent but to develop it, and to put it at the service of humanity as an authentic vehicle of culture. *     *     *     *     * To commemorate … [Read more...]


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