Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Well, it's official. Our first Pauline "blessed," Father Timothy Giaccardo (feast day, October 22) has to move over to make room for a very high profile "blessed" to share his feast day. As of May 1, Oct. 22 will also be the Memorial of Bl. John Paul II, pope. Well, it's only a Memorial in the diocese of Rome and in Poland, but I suspect it won't be long before various dioceses, bishops' conferences and religious communities will ask to have the day established on their liturgical calendars, too. Meanwhile, Bl. Timothy remains a "community" observance (except maybe in the diocese of Alba?).
If he's canonized first, does Bl. Timothy get dibs on Oct. 22?
Posted by Sr Anne Flanagan at 2:55 PM