Saint Joseph Vaz - Pray for us!
The Holy Father this morning canonised the Apostle of Sri Lanka - the Goan Oratorian Joseph Vaz - before a huge crowd in Colombo.
We will celebrate the new Saint with Solemn Benediction on Friday at 6.30pm - Friday is the feast of St Joseph Vaz - and with a Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving and the singing of the Te Deum on Sunday at 11am.
During the Mass of Canonisation:
The statue of St Joseph Vaz at the Papal Mass:
The famous "Miracle of the Rains" in Kandy, when the prayers of Fr Vaz brought an end to the drought:
Everyone dresses up to meet the Pope: