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Father Romano Guardini

Father Romano GuardiniProfile

Priest. Influential theologian. Taught at the University of Berlin, the University of Tübingen, and the University of Munich. Pope Francis and Pope Benedict XVI each considered him a great writer, great teacher, and great influence on their own works; Pope Francis unfinished doctoral dissertation was on the works of Father Romano. His Cause for Canonization has opened.

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Works

  • The Spirit of the Liturgy
  • The Lord
  • The End of the Modern World
  • The Art of Praying
  • The Inner Life of Jesus
  • Meditations Before Mass
  • The Rosary of Our Lady
  • The Living God
  • Eternal Life
  • And the Word Dwelt Among Us

MLA Citation

  • “Father Romano Guardini“. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 August 2016. Web. 28 August 2016. <>

Archbishop Arnaud Amalric

Archbishop Arnaud AmalricAlso known as

  • Arnaud Almeric
  • Arnaud Amalarico
  • Arnaud Amalrico
  • Arnaud Amaury
  • Arnaud of Citeaux
  • Arnaud of Narbonne
  • Arnald…
  • Arnaldo…

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Cistercian monk at Citeaux Abbey near Dijon, France. Abbot of Poblet Abbey in Barcelona, Spain from 1196 to 1198. Abbot of Grandselve Abbey at Bouillac, France from 1198 to 1202. A champion of orthodox Christianity, he preached against all heresy. Apostolic legate and inquisitor for Pope Innocent III in 1204. Preaching against the Albigensian heresy, he was part of the Crusades against them in 1209, and led the reforms to the region after their defeat. Archbishop of Narbonne, France in 1212. Travelled with the army that defeated the Moors at Las Navas de Tolosa, Spain and reclaimed that section of the country for Christianity in the reconquista.

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MLA Citation

  • “Archbishop Arnaud Amalric“. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 July 2016. Web. 28 August 2016. <>

Father Lewis Thomas Wattson

Father Lewis Thomas WattsonAlso known as

  • Father Paul Wattson
  • Father Paul of Graymoor
  • Apostle of Unity and Charity

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Son of Joseph and Mary Wattson; his father was an Episcopal priest, the boy was raised Episcopalian and became an Episcopal priest himself in 1886. Co-founded the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement at the Graymoor chapel in Garrison, New York in 1898 with a mission of promoting Christian unity; he took the name Father Paul. In 1903 he founded the Union That Nothing Be Lost organization that disperse money to various charities. Founded the Catholic Near East Welfare Asssociation. Helped found the Catholic Medical Mission Board. In 1908 he founded the Church Unity Octave, which today is known as the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity each January, advocating the reunion of the Anglicans with the Catholic Church. In 1909, Father Paul and the Friars were accepted en masse into the Catholic Church, the first corporate conversion, and the Friars continue their good work today on three continents. In 1910, Father Paul was ordained a Catholic priest. Founded Saint Christopher’s Inn for homeless men. Published the monthly magazine The Lamp which was devoted to missions and Christian unity. Produced The Ave Maria Hour radio program which broadcast stories of the life Christ and lives of the saints. His Cause for Canonization has opened.

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MLA Citation

  • “Father Lewis Thomas Wattson“. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 January 2016. Web. 28 August 2016. <>

Sister Rosa Maria Segale

Sister Rosa Maria SegaleAlso known as

  • Sister Blandina
  • Fastest Nun in the West

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Born to a poor peasant family in a small mountain village, the daughter of Francesco and Giovanna Malatesta. Her family immigrated to the United States in 1854, and she grew up in a poor immigrant enclave in Cincinnati, Ohio. Educated by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, the Sisters of Mercy, and the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati where she was impressed by their work with the sick, poor, orphans, and as nurses in the American Civil War.

Rosa joined the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati on 13 September 1866, taking the name Sister Blandina. In 1872 she was assigned to work as teacher in Trinidad, Colorado, then in 1877 in New Mexico where she helped found Catholic schools, public schools, trade schools, orphanages and hospitals in Sante Fe and Albuquerque, and worked to teach and heal the poor, the marginalized, women, children, and the often abused and neglected Native Americans and Latinos of the region. Her example converted hundreds to Christianity. In 1897 she founded the Santa Maria Institute in Cincinnati to serve immigrants, and served as its leader until 1933; the Institute continues its work for the poor and marginalized today. Her Cause for Canonization has opened.

The “Fastest Nun” moniker came from her numerous encounters with rough elements of the old west, including Billy the Kid and his band of outlaws. She worked to bring criminals to ask forgiveness from their victims, and for the victims to give it. She prevented mob action against the accused, and prevented a lynching by facilitating reconciliation between a suspect and the man he shot.

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MLA Citation

  • “Sister Rosa Maria Segale“. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 December 2015. Web. 28 August 2016. <>

Father Juan Gilabert Jofré

detail of an oil painting of El Padre Jofré defending a mentally ill person from a mob; 1887 by Joaquín Sorolla; Palacio de la Generalidad Valenciana, Spain; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsProfile

Mercedarian priest. His Cause for Canonization has opened.

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MLA Citation

  • “Father Juan Gilabert Jofré“. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 October 2015. Web. 28 August 2016. <>

Father Joan Guix Marsal

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Priest in the diocese of Girona, Spain. Murdered in the Spanish Civil War, his Cause for Canonization as a martyr has opened.

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MLA Citation

  • “Father Joan Guix Marsal“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 August 2015. Web. 28 August 2016. <>

Father Josep Vergés de Trías

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Jesuits priest. Murdered in the Spanish Civil War, his Cause for Canonization as a martyr has opened.

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MLA Citation

  • “Father Josep Vergés de Trías“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 August 2015. Web. 28 August 2016. <>

Father Lluís Bogunyà Porta

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Jesuits priest. Murdered in the Spanish Civil War, his Cause for Canonization as a martyr has opened.

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MLA Citation

  • “Father Lluís Bogunyà Porta“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 August 2015. Web. 28 August 2016. <>

Father Joaquim Maria Valentí De Martí

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Jesuits priest. Murdered in the Spanish Civil War, his Cause for Canonization as a martyr has opened.

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MLA Citation

  • “Father Joaquim Maria Valentí De Martí“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 August 2015. Web. 28 August 2016. <>

Father Aloizio Ngobya

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Priest in the diocese of Masaka, Uganda, ordained in 1915. Known as a miracle worker. His Cause for Canonization has opened.

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MLA Citation

  • “Father Aloizio Ngobya“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 July 2015. Web. 28 August 2016. <>