Friday, March 12, 2004

On March 12, 1622
there was a canonization ceremony, in which five saints were raised to the honors of the altar. They were St. Ignatius Loyola, St. Francis Xavier, St. Isidore the Farmer, St. Teresa of Avila,, and, of course, my beloved St. Philip Neri. The rejoicing over this last canonization was particularly great in Rome, where St. Philip had spent about 60 years of his life and where he was greatly loved.


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