Delaware County mass celebrates priest’s feast day, canonization

    A mass today in Delaware County will mark the feast day of Father Louis Guanella, who became a saint yesterday thanks to what’s being called the miraculous recovery of a Springfield man.

    Guanella was canonized yesterday by Pope Benedict XVI for bringing William Glisson out of a coma after Glisson’s family prayed to Guanella. The Cardinal Krol Center at Don Guanella Village in Springfield will hold mass this morning with Retired Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia Robert P. Maginnis celebrating.

    Glisson was injured in a rollerblading accident in 2002, and in 2009 the medical commission of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints declared there were no scientific, natural, or medical reasons for his recovery.

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