During an Ordinary Public Consistory held Saturday morning in the Vatican, Benedict XVI decreed that on October 15 he will canonize the following four Blesseds:

Rafael Guizar Valencia (1878-1938), bishop; Filippo Smaldone (1848-1923), priest, founder of the Institute of the Salesian Sisters of the Sacred Heart; Rosa Venerini (1656-1728), virgin, foundress of the Congregation of the “Maestre Pie Venerini;” Teodora Guerin, nee Anne-Therese (1798-1856), virgin, foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary “ad Nemus” (Saint Mary of the Woods).

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