Since the first pair of socks were made featuring Pope Francis, about 80 other pairs have been created, including ones of St. Joseph, Our Lady of Fatima, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Teresa of Kolkata, St. Joan of Arc and the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Pope Francis said that the 10 new saints exemplified the Christian call “to serve the Gospel and our brothers and sisters, to offer our lives without expecting anything in return, or any worldly glory.”
A love of drawing and an affinity for the art of doodling has led Gabby Gauchay to an unexpected vocation as well as recognition in The Catholic Woman, the quarterly magazine of the National Council of Catholic Women.
At a ceremony in St. Peter’s Basilica March 12, 1622, Pope Gregory XV formally recognized the holiness of Sts. Teresa of Avila, Ignatius of Loyola, Isidore of Madrid (also known as Isidore the Farmer), Francis Xavier and Philip Neri.
On Oct. 30 and Nov. 3, Assumption Cemetery in St. Cloud was filled with the saints as they came back to life through the Back from the Dead Cemetery Walk, a student-performed ‘evangelization drama’ that seeks to teach visitors about the last things and the virtues of faith, hope, and charity.