Monday, October 24, 2011

A great weekend for Saints

This was a great weekend for Saints.

Pope Benedict greets the crowds outside of St. Peter's yesterday.
First of all, in a Mass on the steps of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican yesterday, Pope Benedict officially added three new saints for the Church: Guido Maria Conforti (an Italian bishop and missionary who founded the Xaverian Missionaries in 1898), Bonifacia Rodriguez de Castro (a Spanish nun who founded the Servants of St. Joseph in 1874), and Luigi Guanella (an Italian priest renowned for his ministry to the poor).

Did I mention that a mentally disturbed man tried to disrupt the Mass by climbing onto the colonnade surrounding St. Peter's Square, burning a Bible and threatening to jump? Yeah... that happened too. He was eventually talked down by a bishop and security officials and all went on as planned. You can read more about it here. Prayers for him. 

And closer to home, the New Orleans variety, finally won... big: slaughtering slaughtering the Colts 62-7.

It's a great day to be a Southern Catholic!