Religion: New Saints

How many saints the Roman Catholic Church has recognized not even the wisest hagiologist knows. There are at least 3,000.* Last week Pope Pius XII recognized the first two of his reign at a four-hour canonization ceremony in vast St. Peter's, Rome. Before him knelt two cardinal-advocates, pleaders for the two saints whose visages and miracles the congregation of 40,000 beheld on great oil paintings over the high altar—Marie Euphrasia Pelletier, French foundress of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd (1796-1868), Gemma Galgani, Italian stigmatist and mystic (1878-1903). Thrice the cardinals begged the...

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