Rev. Michael McGivney : NU Alum possible sainthood

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Rev. Michael McGivney : NU Alum possible sainthood

Postby le » Wed May 27, 2020 10:28 pm

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The founder of the Knights of Columbus, the influential U.S.-based lay Catholic organization, is moving a step closer to possible sainthood.
Pope Francis has approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Rev. Michael McGivney, a Connecticut priest who died at age 38 of pneumonia in 1890 during a pandemic similar to the current coronavirus outbreak.
He would be the first U.S. parish priest to be beatified, the first major step before canonization.
The Vatican said Wednesday that Francis had signed off on the miracle required. The Knights said it concerned the medically inexplicable cure of a baby with a life-threatening condition who was healed in utero in 2015 “after prayers by his family to Father McGivney.”
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Re: Rev. Michael McGivney : NU Alum possible sainthood

Postby MICKEY » Thu May 28, 2020 3:42 am

There are two other Niagara alums who have been considered as candidates for sainthood, Fr Nelson Baker and Fr John Drumgoole. While Fr Baker and his accomplishments are well known in the western New York area with Our Lady of Victory shrine, home,school and hospital, Fr Drumgoole shares a similar story. I recall traffic reporters in NYC frequently mentioning delays on Drumgoole Blvd in Staten Island but I never made the connection. Fr Drumgoole was very active in establishing shelters and homes for orphans in lower Manhattan. His best known effort was founding Mount Loretto on Staten Island , a “boys town” for orphaned newsboys in New York City. Not only does he have a congested road named after him but also a park and a city public school. ... _Drumgoole
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