Swiss Saint: Maria Bernarda Bütler

swissinfovideos Oct 6, 2008 The villagers of Auw in central Switzerland are gearing up for an historic event. On October 12, the pope will officially declare one of their former residents, the blessed Maria Bernarda Bütler, a saint. The last Swiss … [More]

MARCH 21, 2011
March 21, 2011
Monday of the Second Week of Lent
Luke 6: 36-38
Jesus said to his disciples: "Be merciful, just as your Father is
merciful. Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning
and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven.
Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together,
shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the
measure with which you … [More]
Die Schweiz hat ihre erste Heilige:
Papst Bendikt XVI. hat am 12. Oktober 2008
Maria Bernarda Bütler (1848-1924)
heilig gesprochen

Die Schweiz hatte bisher nur einen Heiligen, Nikolaus von Flüe.

Das Wunder, das für die Heiligsprechung nötig ist, ist in einem vatikanischen Dekret vom Juli 2007 festgehalten. Auf die Fürbitte der Seligen Maria Bernarda hin wurde demnach eine Ärztin im ordenseigenen Spital von Cartagena (Kolumbien) von einer schweren Lungenkrankheit geheilt.

Papst Benedikt XVI. …
BL. MARIA BERNARDA BUTLER (in the world, Verena) was born into a peasant family in Auw, Aargau, Switzerland, on 28 May 1848. She entered the Franciscan Convent of Maria Hilf in Altstatten, Switzerland, and made her religious profession as a contemplative in 1869. She later became novice mistress, then superior.
Bishop Schumacher of Portoviejo, Ecuador, invited her to his Diocese. Overcoming resistance from the Bishop of Sankt Gallen, she obtained papal … [More]
Saint of the Day, (also Swiss) March 21: Saint Nicholas of Flue was born in Switzerland of pious parents. One day, when he saw an arrow launched on a neighboring mountain, he was filled with a desire for Heaven and with love for solitude. He married, to obey the formal will of his parents; he and his wife Dorothy became the parents of ten children. His merit and virtue caused him to be chosen by his fellow citizens to exercise very honorable public functions. He was fifty years old when an … [More]