Rorate Caeli

Congratulations to the great nation of Colombia!

For their first native-born saint, Laura de Jesus Montoya (Laura of St. Catherine of Siena): the blessed nun had a miracle recognized by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, whose decree was confirmed today by the Pope. Colombia was the largest Catholic nation still with no canonized native-born subject.

Also: the Congregation decree recognizing the "heroic virtues" of Pope Paul VI was approved by the Pope, thereby acknowledging him as a "Venerable".