A place for saints

 The Visitor asked Benedictine Father Michael Kwatera of St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville a few questions about All Saints’ Day, Nov. 1, and All Souls’ Day, Nov. 2. Why do we celebrate All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day? The solemnity of All Saints (Nov. 1) is the liturgy’s fullest expression of our belief in…

Blessed married couples, St. Therese of Lisieux, highlighted at synod

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The first two married couples beatified as couples and St. Therese of Lisieux were being honored during the extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family. The relics of St. Therese, her parents Blessed Louis and Marie Zelie Guerin Martin, and Blessed Luigi and Maria Beltrame Quattrocchi, were to be in Rome’s…