On his house-top, he displayed pike and cap, as a good citizen must, and in a window he had stationed his saw inscribed as his "Little Sainte Guillotine"-- for the great sharp female was by that time popularly canonised
. His shop was shut and he was not there, which was a relief to Lucie, and left her quite alone.
"My meaning is," said Sancho, "let us set about becoming saints, and we shall obtain more quickly the fair fame we are striving after; for you know, senor, yesterday or the day before yesterday (for it is so lately one may say so) they canonised
and beatified two little barefoot friars, and it is now reckoned the greatest good luck to kiss or touch the iron chains with which they girt and tortured their bodies, and they are held in greater veneration, so it is said, than the sword of Roland in the armoury of our lord the King, whom God preserve.
THE last British saints to be canonised
were put to death after the Reformation sparked by Henry VIII in the 16th century.
Pope Francis canonised
35 new Roman Catholic saints on Sunday, including three indigenous children martyred in 16th century Mexico and considered the first Christians killed for their faith in the New World.
Pope Francis recognised a second miracle by the Roman Catholic nun, clearing the way for her to be canonised
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala is on the cusp of an achievement that any place in the world would be proud to have -- a hat-trick of saints canonised
by the Catholic Church.
Ironically, the cross was dedicated to the late Pope John Paul II who will be canonised
on Sunday, April 28, along with Pope John XXIII.
was Colombia's Laura di Santa Caterina da Siena Montoya y Upeguila, and Mexico's Maria Guadalupe Garcia Zavala, who both died in the 20th century.
Kateri Tekakwitha, informally known as "Lily of the Mohawks" who has been a symbol of hope for American Indians for centuries, was canonised
in a lavish ceremony in St Peter's Square that followed her beatification in 1980 by the late pope John Paul II.
Another "martyr" who will be canonised
on Sunday is the Philippines' Pedro Calungsod, a young seminarian who was killed on the island of Guam when he visited with a Jesuit priest to baptise a young girl.
St Thrse, who was canonised
in 1925, said that she would "let fall a shower of roses on earth" after her death and many of the faithful who visited her relics brought roses and asked for them to be blessed.
She died of tuberculosis in 1897 and was canonised