Monday, April 14, 2008

April 14, 1985

On April 14, 1985, Pope John Paul II declared Pauline von Mallinckrodt among the "Blesseds" of the Catholic Church, moving her one step closer to recognition as a canonized saint and enabling public devotion to her to take place liturgically as well as prayers in private.

What a blessed event M. Pauline's beatification was and how we work daily so that God's love may continue to be known through her.

Join us in praying that God may continue be made manifest through her intercession and that her holiness may recognized worldwide as a way of Christian living through her canonization during the reign of Pope Benedict XVI, if God so wills.

Click here to learn more about Mother Pauline's life and way of holiness, seeing in God in all and loving God in all.

Click here to access the Italian version of the homily Pope John Paul II delivered at the Beatification Mass for the Servants of God Pauline von Mallinckrodt and Catherine Troiani.

Now that she is beatified the Church marks her feast day on April 30th. Liturgically speaking, an optional memorial, but for us, it is a day of deep gratitude as we recall the anniversary of her homegoing and give thanks for the life which she marked out for us. Here's a list of other holy ones' feasts observed on April 30th.


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