Pope Benedict XVI canonizes four new saints
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Rosa Venerini helped to establish Italy's first public schools for girls.
Mother Theodore Guerin pioneered schools and religious institutions in Indiana after emigrating from France in 1840. One of the schools she founded, a girls academy, is still in existence a few miles west of Terre Haute. Now named Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, it is the oldest Catholic liberal arts college for women in the United States of America.
Italian priest Filippo Smaldone founded an order of nuns and schools for the deaf.
Bishop Rafael Guizar Valencia disguised himself to care for the wounded during the anti-clerical Mexican revolution.
- "A nun who founded a series of orphanages in the United States has been canonised by Pope Benedict at a ceremony in St Peter's Square" — , October 18, 2006
- "Pope Benedict names four saints" — , October 15, 2006
- Theodore Kim and Robert King. "Guerin's path to sainthood" — , October 11, 2006