Friday, October 10, 2014

New Jersey nun steps closer to sainthood

Sister Miriam the first to be beatified in U.S.A.
Cardinal Angelo Amato prays in front of a portrait of Blessed Miriam Teresa Demjanovich
during her beatification Mass in Newark, N.J., Oct. 4. (Photo: Gregory A. Shemitz / CNS)
The Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart was packed at the celebration of Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich's beatification in Newark, N.J., Oct. 4.
"Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich, a Sister of Charity of St. Elizabeth from Bayonne, was given the title "blessed" in a joyful ceremony conducted in three languages -- English, Latin and Slovak."
Blessed Miriam Teresa died in 1927 at age 26. Read more about her life from the Catholic News Service.

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