Wednesday, April 16, 2014

St Francis...

...of Assisi died in 1226 and was canonised two years later. St Anthony (of Padua - the popular saint whose intercession people invoke for finding lost things) died in 1231 and was canonised less than 12 months later.  Just thought I would mention this because of complaints that Bl. John Paul is being canonised less than ten years after his death and there are complaints that this is non-traditional and unknown. Incidentally, recent saints like Padre Pio (d.1968), Therese of Lisieux (d.1897) and Pius X (d.1914)  have been canonised about 30-40  years after their deaths. So for JPII a little under a decade seems fair enough.

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