Nursing Home Founder to Be Canonized

And Priest and Woman Religious From India

Today, the Vatican announced that during the celebration of Terce on Thursday, June 12, an ordinary public consistory will be held for the canonization of the following blesseds:

– Giovanni Antonio Farina (1803-1888), bishop of Vicenza, Italy, and founder of the Institute of the Sisters of Saint Dorothy, Daughters of the Sacred Hearts
– Kuriakose Elias Chavara of the Holy Family (1805-1871), Indian priest and founder of the Congregation of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate
– Ludovico de Casoria (1814-1885), Italian professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor, founder of the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of Saint Elizabeth (“Bigie”)

– Nicola da Longobardi, Italian professed oblate of the Order of Minims

– Eufrasia Eluvathingal of the Sacred Heart (1877-1952), Indian professed religious of the Congregation of the Mother of Carmel

– Amato Ronconi (1225-1292), Italian layperson of the Third Order of St. Francis, founder of the Hospital-Hospice for Poor Pilgrims of Saludecio, now the Beato Amato Ronconi Nursing Home

(D.C.L.)

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