New Martyrs of the Order of Preachers!

Today the Holy See announced the promulgation of a list of new saints. Among them the Servants of God Raimundo Castano Gonzalez and Jose Maria Gonzalez Solis, professed priests of the Order of Friars Preachers, killed in hatred of the faith at Bilbao, Spain in 1936.

Also the heroic virtue of the Servant of God Miriam Teresa Demjanovich, American professed sister of the Congregation of the Sisters of Chraity of St. Elizabeth (1901-1927).

Ven. Miriam Teresa is a native of Bayonne, NJ and Sr. Judith Miryam never lets us forget that! She is buried at the motherhouse chapel in nearby Morristown. Her spiritual director, who gave the weekly conferences to the novices asked her to write them but she had to keep it a secret. After her death the sisters were told that she was the author and the 26 conferences were collected into a book and published under the title of Greater Perfection. You can find used copies online but they aren't exactly cheap!