Venerable Anna Kolesarova (martyr) healing oil
Venerable Anna Kolesarova beatified in the Lokomotiva soccer stadium in Kosice, Slovakia, on Saturday. By the new Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints with 30,000 people in attendance.
She was born into a pious farming family and baptized at the age of one day. Anna’s mother died when the girl was ten years old, and she did her best to run the household for her father and brother, Michal.
Slovakia has a new blessed: Anna Kolesárová. She beatified on Saturday before 30 thousand people gathered in the soccer stadium in Košice, Slovakia. By the new Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Cardinal Angelo Becciu. Cardinal Becciu put her life and death into context, past, and present, during his homily.
God above all
Cardinal Becciu began his homily by saying that hearing the biography of Bl Anna read out loud was very moving and inspired admiration for her. He said that it was her parents who had already taught her “to choose God above all things”. Which proven when she found herself faced with a “tragic dilemma in which she had to choose between life or death”.
Numbered among the Virgin Martyrs
Bl Anna takes her place among scores of other virgin martyrs who have preceded her. Cardinal Becciu continued. Agnes, and Maria Goretti the most well-known. 12-year-old Bl Albertina Berkenbrock, killed in 1931. 17-year-old Bl Antonia Mesina, killed in 1935. Bl Pierina Morosini, killed in 1957. And 23-year-old Servant of God, Santa Scorese, killed in 1991.