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Vatican schedules 12 canonisations for this year


The Church is about to recognise 12 new saints, the Vatican announced on Friday following a public ordinary consistory held in the presence of John Paul II to vote on the cases.

The Vatican also announced the dates of the canonisations, which will take place on three separate occasions - 4 May (on the occasion of the Pope's visit to Spain), 18 May, and 5 October.

The list of those to be canonised is as follows:

Pedro Poveda Castroverde (1874-1936), priest, martyr, founder of the Teresian Association (Spain); canonisation May 4;
Jozef Sebastian Pelczar (1842-1924), bishop, founder of the Congregation of the Servants of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Poland); canonisation May 18;
Daniele Comboni (1831-1881), bishop, founder of the Congregation of the Combonian Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus and the Combonian Holy Mother Missionary Sisters of Nigrizia (Italy); canonisation Oct. 5;
Arnold Janssen (1837-1909), priest, founder of the Society of the Divine Word, the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters, Servants of the Holy Spirit and the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Holy Spirit of Perpetual Adoration (Germany); canonisation Oct. 5;
José María Rubio y Peralta (1864-1929), priest, of the Society of Jesus (Spain); canonisation May 4;
Joseph Freinademetz (1852-1909), priest, of the Society of the Divine Word (Italy); canonisation Oct. 5;
Urszula Ledochowska, nee Julia Maria (1865-1939), virgin, foundress of the Ursuline Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Agony (Poland); canonisation May 18;
Genoveva Torres Morales (1870-1956), virgin, foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and of the Holy Angels (Spain); canonisation May 4;
Maria de Mattias (1805-1866), virgin, foundress of the Congregation of the Adoring Sisters of the Blood of Christ (Italy); canonisation May 18;
Angela de la Cruz, nee María de los Angeles Guerrero González (1846-1932), virgin, foundress of the Sisters of the Company of the Cross (Spain); canonisation May 4;
Virginia Centurione Bracelli (1587-1651), widow, foundress of the Sisters of Our Lady of Refuge on Mount Calvary (Italy); canonisation May 18;
María Maravillas de Jesus, nee Pidal y Chico de Guzmán (1891-1974), virgin, of the Order of Discalced Carmelites (Spain); canonisation May 4.

SOURCE
Zenit

LINKS
Consistory for several causes of saints (Vatican Information Service)

10 Mar 2003