View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Monday, October 13, 2008

New Franciscan saints

Pope Benedict presided over the canonization of two Franciscans Sunday:

Saint Mary Bernard (Verena) Bütler, who founded the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Mary Help of Sinners and served the Lord in South America;

Saint Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception, a Franciscan Clarist nun, who is India’s first canonized saint.

Here's some biographical information:


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