Tuesday, February 18, 2003

Yet more bewilderment as I am overwhelmed with choices
Now people are posting favorite future saints . (Note: Direct link is not working on the last one-some scrolling may be required)
Well, my top spot is glaringly obvious...
1. Venerable John Henry Cardinal Newman, Founder of the Birmingham and London Congregations of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri
I pray for his canonization every day, attend a weekly Mass for that intention, and happily blog from his writings over and over. And I've met the postulator, the Very Reverend Paul Chavasse, C.O., currently Provost of the Birmingham Oratory and thus the Venerable's successor.

After that, things get a bit more tricky.
I could simply list the four current Oratorian beati and leave it at that. But then there's all those wonderful Blessed and Venerable Martyrs of England and Wales. And the Blessed of the day, Fra Angelico. And Mother Teresa. And Eve Lavalliere. And Demetrius Gallitzin. And someone who will never be canonized because he wrote anonymusly, the author of The Cloud of Unknowing...


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