Friday, September 19, 2014

Four Italians Canonized with Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Euphrasia on November 23, 2014

Pope Francis will canonized  six blesseds including Kuriakose Elias Chavara  and Euphrasia  from India and Italians Ludovico de Casoria, Giovanni Antonio Farina, Nicola da Longobardi and Amato Ronconi during a Public Ordinary Consistory at the Apostolic Palace in Vatican on Sunday, November 23, 2014

Ludovico de Casoria, an Italian Franciscan friar born in Casoria in 1814. After teaching Philosophy and Mathematics for 20 years, he decided to spend his life rescuing children sold as slaves in Africa.

Amatus Ronconi was a thirteenth-century Tertiary who rose to great heights of sanctity by serving God as a hermit, as a pilgrim and as a nurse. He was Born at Sldezzo, near Rimini in 1238 and died on 1306. His feast is celebrated at Rimini on May fifteenth.

Nicola Saggio (Nicola da Longobardi)was an Italian Catholic saint who was a member of the Order of Minims. Nicola Saggio was born on 6 January 1650 in Longobardi, a small town on the Tyrrhenian coast. He was beatified by the Roman Catholic Church in 1786 and will be canonized on 23 November 2014

Giovanni Antonio Farina (January 11, 1803 – March 4, 1888) was an Italian Catholic bishop known for his compassionate treatment of the poor and his enlightened views of education.
He was beatified in 2001 by Pope John Paul II and declared saint on Nov 23, 2014.

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