Monday, May 11, 2015

Will Antoni Gaudi be Made a Catholic Saint?

By Jo Fidgen and William Kremer
The extraordinary basilica of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona has been under construction for more than 130 years
ITALY---A campaign to make Antoni Gaudi a saint was launched more than 20 years ago, when a priest suggested to the Catalan architect, Jose Manuel Almuzara, that Gaudi would be a good candidate for beatification - often a stepping stone on the way to sainthood. With clear signs of interest in Gaudi from the Vatican, things began to progress more quickly. In 2003, Catalonia's bishops gathered together a portfolio of research into the life of Gaudi and sent it to the Vatican. In 2010, in a further positive sign for Gaudi's devotees, Pope Benedict XVI consecrated the Sagrada Familia. [link]