Friday, April 25, 2014

Pope Francis Celebrates Mass for Jesuit who "was not afraid of joy..." - Video

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis celebrated a Mass of thanksgiving for the elevation of Bl. José de Anchieta, SJ, to the roll of the saints. Earlier this month, Pope Francis dispensed with the usual canonical process and included the great 16th century Jesuit missionary to Brazil in the Church’s universal calendar.

St José de Anchieta’s Feast Day is June 9th.

Pope Francis celebrated the Mass at the church of St. Ignatius Loyola, and delivered the homily, in which he praised his sainted confrere as one who, “knew how to communicate that, which he had experienced with the Lord – that which he had seen and heard from Him,” in order to fill others with the happiness that comes with knowing and being brought to love the truth. “[St. José de Anchieta],” said Pope Francis, “was not afraid of joy.”


Text from Vatican Radio website 

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