Pope to Beatify 5 This Sunday

VATICAN CITY, NOV. 3, 2003 (Zenit.org).- John Paul II plans to beatify five people, including three founders of religious congregations, this Sunday.

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On the feast of the Dedication of the Patriarchal Basilica of St. John Lateran, the Pope will preside at a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica during which he will proclaim the beatifications, the Vatican press office announced today.

The five are:

— Juan Nepomuceno Zegrí y Moreno (1831-1905), priest and founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy;

— Valentin Paquay (1828-1905), priest of the Order of the Friars Minor;

— Luigi Maria Monti (1825-1900), religious and founder of the Sons of the Immaculate Conception;

— Bonifacia Rodríguez Castro (1837-1905), virgin and founder of the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of St. Joseph; and

— Rosalie Rendu (1786-1856), virgin of the Society of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul.

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