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  • His answer, three cycles of images portraying 135 saints and "blesseds" -- females and males of all ages, races, occupations and vocations from all over the world -- expresses to the cathedral's diverse visitors the idea that "a saint could look like me."

    John Seed: John Nava: The Timelessness of Now

  • One lesson that believers might take from the new "blesseds" is that sanctity comes in many styles.

    His Wife's a Saint, So Is Her Husband

  • Two others are "blesseds," one step below saints on the ladder to canonization. - Shapers of today's church

  • This page gives the details of the canonization process and some pictures of the blesseds.

    A Little Rock'n'Roll with our Elevenses

  • Icons of the saints and blesseds of the Americas surrounded the altar, looking down on those gathered here to celebrate the Eucharistic feast.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • The dome above the sanctuary is surrounded by icons of sixteen saints and blesseds and as I waited for Mass to begin, those contemplations of the Exercises which invoke the communion of saints began to rise once again.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • In the case of Edith Stein, even those second-class relics -- rosaries and crucifixes she used, clothes she wore -- were destroyed when the Nazis burned the Carmelite convent in Echt. Thus, without these very tangible means whereby Catholics for millennia have invoked intercession, Stein's cause seemed destined for a lengthy stay in that limbo reserved for those venerables who lack the miracles required of blesseds and saints.

    Making Saints

  • Even the saints and blesseds of our own day -- Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, St. Pio of Pietrelcina, St. Gianna Beretta Molla, for example -- all sang, heard and knew the chant and the traditions of sacred music inspired by the chant.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • For some reason a few uber-trads seem to reject most of the saints and blesseds, and apparently now female Doctors, who have been proclaimed such since the Council.

    The feast of St. Teresa of Avila

  • Now, Eveley, won't you come to dinner to-morrow night and meet my little blesseds?

    Eve to the Rescue


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  • The beatings will continue until morale improves.

    January 20, 2017

  • Beatified individuals or blesseds according to the Catholic Church.

    January 19, 2017