The Church will have a new saint: Sister Mary of Jesus, founder of the Capuchins of the Immaculate Conception of Lourdes.
The Church has is about to recognize a new saint. On May 15, Pope Francis will canonize Italian religious Sister Mary of Jesus, born Carolina Santocanale (Palermo, 1852 – Cinisi 1923), founder of the Capuchins of the Immaculate Conception of Lourdes. The Consistory that approved the canonization of Sister Mary of Jesus was held on March 4, 2022, with the pope presiding.
The Church’s formal process of canonization — which attests that the saint is in heaven and intercedes for us — generally requires the witness of two miraculous actions attributed to the saint’s intercession. One miracle is required for beatification — granting the title Blessed — and a second for canonization. For Sister Mary of Jesus, the miracle for her beatification is particularly surprising. It occurred in 2003, and was explained to Italian website Cinisionline.it by Fr. Antonio Ortoleva, the member of the Diocesan Tribunal who examined it.