By Paul Burns

Improve on a daily basis with types for Christian residing drawn from the authoritative 12 quantity Butler's Lives of the Saints. tailored right into a unmarried quantity for day-by-day devotional studying, Butler's Saint for the Day positive aspects the lifetime of one saint or blessed for every day of the yr. initially released because the New Concise version of Butler's, this revision places even more emphasis on twentieth century figures. the choices additionally replicate the past due John Paul II's realization to holy women and men all through the realm, in particular the Americas.

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Arnold died on 15 January 1909 and was promptly referred to as a saint by Pope Pius X. He was beatified by Pope Paul VI on World Mission Sunday in October 1975 and canonized by Pope John Paul II on 5 October 2003, when the pope said of him that "obstacles did not dismay him". The press at Steyl has continued to grow, embracing modern printing technology to pursue its founder's aim. 22 16 January 16 Bd Joseph Vaz (1651-1711) The recent (1995) beatification of Joseph Vaz sets the seal of church approval on a style of mission activity that has not always been the hallmark of Christian evangelists: free of political or economic manipulation, untainted by cultural imperialism, respectful toward non-Christians, and relying solely on personal sincerity and charity.

The promoter general of the Trappist Order suggested that Fr Cyprian's remains should be brought back to Nigeria, and when they were, a remarkable cure of an apparently terminally ill young woman was attributed to his intercession. He was declared venerable in 1995 and beatified in Onitsha in 1998. " At Mount St Bernard a wall statue of him has been put up in the abbey church. When we see others as brothers and sisters, it is then possible to begin the process of healing the divisions within society and between ethnic groups ...

Paulinus was instrumental in tempering the severity of the emperor's missionary efforts, which generally consisted of forced conversion at swordpoint. Paulinus objected to baptizing "barbarians" before they had received instruc15 Butler's Saint for the Day tion. Charlemagne respected his learning and teaching and sent him on a series of journeys to attend the synods he was convening to stamp his rule on western Europe. " He praised Charlemagne as "rex et sacerdos," "king and priest," contributing to a decisive shift in power from pope to emperor.

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