Two Friars Minor to Be Named Saints

HNP Communications Franciscan World

ROME — Two members of the Order of Friars Minor, Antonio of Sant’Anna Galvao (1739 – 1822) and Simon of Lipnica (1440 – 1482)  will be canonized saints this year.

According to the April 1 issue of Fraternitas, the two men “express the best of our charism and give witness to the special vocation of our Order.”

Antonio will be canonized by Pope Benedict XVI during his upcoming trip to Brazil on May 11; Simon will be canonized on June 3, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. Antonio will be the first native Brazilian to be canonized.