Alice talks about her experience on pilgrimage to Rome for the canonisation of the newest English saint.
Homily given by Bishop Nicholas Hudson in the church of the Venerable English College, Rome, for Westminster Youth Ministry pilgrims on 14 October 2019, a votive Mass of thanksgiving for the canonization of Saint John Henry Newman.
Pope Francis will canonise Blessed John Henry Newman in St Peter’s Square on Sunday 13 October, making him the first English person who has lived since the 17th century to be officially recognised as a saint by the Catholic Church.
Ciara reflects on her incredible experience at the canonisation of this icon of the 20th century.
Let me start my review by stating something obvious, but will give you a bit of insight into what the Canonisation was like: Standing up for TEN HOURS without sitting down once really hurts!