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The voicelessness of ordinary people in our collective memory goes hand-in-hand with our tendency to romanticize the canonized saints
Each now needs a miracle attributed to his or her intercession to be approved by the Vatican in order to be beatified
“False consolation can become a danger if we seek it obsessively as an end in itself, forgetting the Lord"
The Church encourages parents to dress their children like saints to create a deeper awareness of the lives of holy men and women
The two saints were both born in Italy and ministered to others amid the massive emigration of hundreds of thousands of Italians
Sept. 5 is the feast day of the St. Teresa of Kolkata. She died on Sept. 5, 1997, and was beatified only six years later, on Oct. 19, 2003.