- Published in Saints of the Month
SEATTLE – Some 300 members of Capuchin Father Solanus Casey’s extended family will be among 60,000 people expected in Detroit Nov. 18 to witness the simple priest’s beatification, the next step on the journey to sainthood.
OKLAHOMA CITY – On Sept. 14, 2017, the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Pope Francis officially advanced Venerable Stanley Rother with the title “Blessed.” The public celebration of this advancement occurred on Sept. 23 at the beatification Mass in Oklahoma City.
By Cindy Wooden
Just over five weeks before the canonizations of Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II, Rome hotels are reporting they are almost fully booked and the Vatican has confirmed the Mass will take place in St. Peter's Square, despite knowing that hundreds of thousands of people will have to watch the ceremony on large video screens.