In Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et exultate, he writes: “My modest goal is to re-propose the call to holiness in a practical way for our own time, with all its risks, challenges and opportunities. For the Lord has chosen each one of us ‘to be holy and blameless before him in love’ (Eph 1:4).”
In this video collection of our 2019 Fall Conference, the St. Josemaria Institute welcomes Michael O’Neill who explains the history of sainthood in the Church, current Americans being considered for sainthood, and the role and meaning of miracles in the process of sainthood.
Understanding how the Church makes saints and how it investigates miracles will help us contemplate what it means to answer the call to holiness in our own time and how the Communion of Saints helps us in our daily struggle and desire for holiness.
- First Presentation: Michael O’Neill shares an overview of the history of canonization and the steps within the process to go from initiating a cause for canonization to the canonization of a saint.
- Second Presentation: Michael O’Neill shares an overview of miracles and how they are investigated, and discusses famous miracles in the history of the Church.
- Q & A Session: Michael O’Neill answers questions from conference participants.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Michael O’Neill is a Relevant Radio and EWTN television host, author, and creator of the website Miracle-Hunter.com. O’Neill is a graduate of Stanford University and member of the Mariological Society of America and the Theological Commission of the International Marian Association. His books include Exploring the Miraculous (Our Sunday Visitor 2015), 365 Days with Mary (Salt Media 2016), and 20 Answers: Apparitions & Revelations (Catholic Answers 2017).