Two canonizations took place on
April 12 -- Blessed Charles of Sezze and Blessed
Joaquina Vedruna de Mars.
Two beatifications were made -- Sister Elena
Guerra (April 26), the first beatification of Pope John XXIII's reign,
and Mother Marie d'Youville, the first Canadian
to be so honored.
U.S.-born Mother Elizabeth Seton was declared
Venerable on December 18.
The Italian Franciscan, St. Lawrence of
Brindisi, was declared a Doctor of the Church.
Archbishops Aloisius J. Muench, Fargo,
North Dakota, and Albert Gregory Meyer, Chicago,
Illinois -- the two new American Cardinals -- sit
in the Red Hall at North American College before
their elevation by Pope John XXIII.
the Year 1959
Pope John XXIII
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