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Pope Francis Brings Five People Closer To Sainthood

These servants of God were recognized for their miracles, martyrdom, and heroic deed!

Three holy men and two holy women are now a step closer to sainthood.

On Friday, Pope Francis received in audience Cardinal Angelo Becciu, Prefect of the Congregation of Causes of Saints, and elevated five holy men and women closer to becoming a saint. The candidates came from South America (Argentina, Venezuela, and Mexico) and Europe (Germany and Italy).

Three of these candidates were recognized by Pope Francis for their miracles, one for their martyrdom, and one for a heroic deed. Read on to know more about these personalities! (Read: A Filipina nun is now one step closer to sainthood!)

Miracles

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Three individuals were recognized for the miracles that occurred due to their intercession:

Venerable Servant of God Mamerto Esquiú is a Bishop of Córdoba (Argentina) and a member of the Order of Friars Minor. He was born on 11 May 1826 in San Josè de Piedra Blanca (Argentina) and died on 10 January 1883 in La Posta de El Suncho (Argentina).

Venerable Servant of God Franziskus Maria of the Cross (nee Johann Baptist Jordan), is a priest and founder of the Society of the Divine Saviour (Salvatorians) and of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Divine Saviour. He was born on 16 June 1848 in Gurtweil, Waldshut-Tiengen (Germany) and died on 08 September 1918 in Tafers, Fribourg (Switzerland).

Venerable Servant of God José Gregorio Hernández Cisneros, a lay man, was born on October 26, 1864, in Isnotú (Venezuela) and died on June 29, 1919, in Caracas (Venezuela).  

Martyrdom

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Servant of God Maria Laura Mainetti (nee Teresina Elsa) is a professed nun of the Congregation of the Daughters of the Cross, Sisters of Saint Andrew. She was born in Colico (Italy) on 20 August 1939 and killed Chiavenna (Italy), in hatred of the Faith, on 6 June 2000. (Read: How to Raise a Saint)

People who have been recognized for the miracles and martyrdom are beatified and are just one step away from canonization or final sainthood. They just need another miracle to clear their way for sainthood.

Heroic Virtues

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Photo from Misión Sin Fronteras

Servant of God Gloria Maria of Jesus Elizondo Garcia (nee Speranza) was recognized by Pope Francis for her heroic virtues. The superior general of the Congregation of the Missionary Catechists of the Poor was born August 26, 1908 in Durango (Mexico) and died in Monterrey (Mexico) on December 8, 1966. (Read: Why this Pinoy teenager is a Vatican-approved “influencer” for young people)

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