21st of May, 2000 On May 21, 2000, Pope John Paul II canonized him as a saint, and he later became known as the patron saint of migrants. His body is kept in Turin at the Basilica di San Sebastiano.
In addition to being used for hunting, Saint Sebastian's arm was given to a priest who was martyred during the persecutions under Emperor Domitian. It is said that the hand still bleeds when you cut it.
Sebastian was born in Spain around 276 to pagan parents. When he was about 14 years old, he decided to become a Christian. He lived as a hermit on an island in the River Tagus until he was captured by King Persius and taken to Rome as a gift for the emperor Diocletian. However, before they could carry out their plan to kill him, he escaped from his guards. Later, he went back to the island where he had once lived as a hermit and spent the rest of his life there in prayer and meditation.
After his death, people started coming to the island to see his remains because they had heard that if you pray to him, he will help you get what you want.
List of Saints Canonized by Pope Francis on May 12, 2013
|No.||Saint||Date of canonization|
|1.||Antonio Primaldo & 812 Companions||12 May 2013|
|2.||Laura Montoya Upegui||12 May 2013|
|3.||Maria Guadalupe Garcia Zavala||12 May 2013|
|4.||Angela of Foligno||9 October 2013|
John Paul II, Pope During his twenty-six-year pontificate as Pope from 1978 to 2005, Pope John Paul II canonized 482 saints: No. 1. For any one person, this is a huge number.
It's also the most saints canonized by any single person during their lifetime.
The next-highest total is 392 saints canonized by St. Peter himself. He confirmed the sainthood of 385 people before he died in Rome on October 5, 2016.
Peter had been ill for some time when he died, but he continued to direct church affairs from his sickbed.
His death came as a surprise to many because he had seemed to be recovering from an infection when he took a turn for the worse.
He had been forced to retire to his home town of Capernaum after becoming ill, and there he spent his last days surrounded by family and friends.
Upon hearing that Peter had died, John Paul II announced that Saint Peter had chosen him as his successor and that he would be crowned on April 29, 2013.
This page covers a list of the 899 saints canonized under Pope Francis' (2013-) pontificate. Pope Francis' list of saints canonized
|Saint||John Henry Newman|
|Date of canonization||13 October 2019|
|Place of canonization||Saint Peter’s Square, Vatican City|
October 16, 2016. On November 25, 1984, Pope John Paul II celebrated her beatification in Paris; on March 3, 2016, Pope Francis confirmed her canonization. On June 20, 2016, a conference of cardinals voted on the date, and she was canonized as a saint on October 16, 2016. She is the first Englishwoman to be canonized since Edith Stein in 1964.
Elizabeth was born on April 9, 1533 in London, England. Her parents were Thomas Stanley, an affluent wool merchant, and Anne Boleyn, the sister of King Henry VIII. She had two siblings: a brother named Thomas who died when he was only nine years old and a sister named Mary who was born three years after Elizabeth. She attended a French school in London where she learned to read and write Latin so well that people believed she was educated by Roman Catholics.
When Queen Catherine (who had married Henry VIII in 1540) heard about Elizabeth's skills at reading and writing Latin, she asked the king to send his daughter to France to be educated by Catholic priests. Thomas Stanley, who opposed this idea, went to see Henry VIII to argue against it but he failed and his wife was executed on charges of treason in 1536. He never recovered from this tragedy and died four years later.
After the death of her parents, Elizabeth was raised by her aunt Mary Tudor who became queen as she was still a child.
On October 14, Paul VI was declared a saint. Several dignitaries attended the beatification event as representatives of their countries. "Booklet of Paul VI's Beatification" (PDF). Vatican City: Libreria Editrice Vaticana. 2014-10-14.
Beatifications are events held to honor people who have died recently or not yet dead but considered worthy by the Catholic Church. During these events, people who had connections with the person being honored can speak about their experiences with him or her. Sometimes, others who did not know the person well are allowed to speak about them too. These speeches are called "testimonies."
Paul VI was pope from 1963 until his death in 1978. During his time on the throne of St. Peter, he published several important documents that affect Catholics today. He also started two major projects that are still ongoing: the rebuilding of Christ's Church and the work of reconciliation with other religions.
He was born Giovanni Paolo II on April 13, 1897, in Venice, Italy. His parents were both from northern Italy; his father was a wealthy timber merchant. When he was eight years old, his family moved to a large house on a hill above Venice. Here he went to school and learned music from teachers hired by his parents.