Beato Subito: Blessed John Paul II?

Anyone up for a trip to Rome this fall? Whispers reports that the announcement of the planned beatification of Pope John Paul II  is imminent: Under the headline, “The cardinals OK the miracle, Wojtyla will be beatified,” the most reliable of vaticanisti —Andrea Tornielli of Il Giornale — revealed that the cardinal-members of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints ... More

What about those miraculous "Galvao pills"?

These tiny pills, made out of rice paper, bear words that read, in Latin, “After birth, the Virgin remained intact. Mother of God, intercede on our behalf” and are associated with numerous miraculous healings as well as the intercession of Friar Galvao. They are the prime devotional example of Friar Galvao’s significant reputation as a healing saint, and for that reason they dese... More



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