30 October 2014

Fr Paul Wattson IS a saint


I was delighted to read the following this morning:

The bishops also will conduct the canonical consultation on the sainthood cause of Father Paul Wattson. Father Wattson was an Episcopal priest who co-founded the Society of the Atonement, also known as the Franciscan Friars and Sisters of the Atonement, to further Christian unity. He was received into the Catholic Church as were all men and women in the society at the time, and devised the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, still observed each January. 

I  k n o w  that Father Paul Wattson is a saint. And I pray for the day when the Catholic Church formally recognises Father Paul and Mother Lurana as Saints of the Universal Church.

And a little note, Father Paul conceived of and brought to birth the Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity, and the Church should return to the observation of this Octave as Father Paul originally designed it.

Please click here to read the article by Mark Pattison on the Catholic San Francisco website.

Our Lady of the Atonement, pray for us.