“I am the light of the world. He that followeth me, walketh not in darkness” (Jn.VIII, 12)
Since faith is one, it must be professed in all its purity and integrity". Pope Francis/Pope Benedict
Sunday, 12 October 2014
Cardinal Collins speaks: our two new saints "great models...of the Faith"
H.E. Thomas Cardinal Collins was interviewedrecently in Rome regarding the canonizations of Sts. Francois de Laval and Marie de I'Incarnation. This is a great joy for the Church in Canada to have such new role models: the pastoral solicitude of a truly apostolic bishop, the holy energy of a nun out to save souls....
(Vatican Radio) Ahead of Sunday’s Mass of Thanksgiving for the canonization of St Francois de Laval and St Marie de l’Incarnation, the Archbishop of Toronto, Cardinal Thomas Collins, said the event was “a tremendous occasion for us Canadians.”
As the head of the largest diocese in Canada, Cardinal Collins said “I think it’s very important to be here to represent the people of my Archdiocese at this great event in the life of the Church in Canada.”
St Francois de Laval and St Marie de l’Incarnation were great models from the early years of the Faith in the country. “The hold up to us the example of how to live our lives, and also, of course, they intercede for us heaven.”