4 Advance Toward Sainthood

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VATICAN CITY, MAY 23, 2008 (Zenit.org).- Poland, Italy, Lebanon and Germany will each have a native son or daughter proclaimed blessed in the coming days.

The Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff today announced four beatification ceremonies scheduled for May and June.

Marta Wiecka, a Polish sister of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, will be beatified this Sunday in Lviv, Ukraine.

Maria Giuseppina di Gesu Crocefisso Catanea (born Giuseppina), an Italian nun of the Order of Discalced Carmelites, will be beatified June 1 in Naples, Italy.

Jacques Haddad (born Khalil), a Lebanese priest of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchins and founder of the Congregation of Franciscan Sisters of the Cross in Lebanon, will be beatified June 22 in Beirut.

And Josepha Stenmanns (born Hendrina), a German religious, and cofounder of the Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit, will be beatified June 29 in Steyl Telegen, Netherlands.

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