The inspiring stories of 4 new saints – Saints – Aleteia.org – 

VATICAN CITY — Today Pope Francis canonized seven new saints amid waves of applause from nearly 80,000 pilgrims from all over the world, gathered in St. Peter’s Square.

Addressing the faithful during his homily at the Mass of canonization, Pope Francis said:  “The saints are men and women who enter fully into the mystery of prayer.  Men and women who struggle with prayer, letting the Holy Spirit pray and struggle in them.”

Elisabeth Catez (1880-1906)© Antoine Mekary / ALETEIA

José Sánchez del Río (1913-1928) © Antoine Mekary / ALETEIA

José Gabriele del Rosario Brochero (1840-1914),© Antoine Mekary / ALETEIA

Alfonso Maria Fusco (1839-1910) © Antoine Mekary / ALETEIA

Source: The inspiring stories of 4 new saints – Saints – Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

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