reflections, updates and homilies from Deacon Mike Talbot inspired by the following words from my ordination: Receive the Gospel of Christ whose herald you have become. Believe what you read, teach what you believe and practice what you teach...
Sunday, April 17, 2016
From Spain to the New World; canonized by Saint Pope JPII
St. Pedro de San Jose Betancur
Feastday: April 18 Patron of the Canary Islands and Guatemala
Beatified By: June 22, 1980 by Pope John Paul II
Canonized By: July 30, 2002, Guatemala City, Guatemala by Pope John Paul II
Brother Peter of Saint Joseph Betancur (March 21, 1626 -- April 25, 1667), called Hermano Pedro de San José Betancurt or more simply Hermano Pedro, Santo Hermano Pedro, or San Pedro de Vilaflor, was a Spanish saint and missionary. He is known as the "St. Francis of the Americas." He is known as the first Canarian Saint.