If you're a Catholic hailing from the U.S. of A., you may be excited for today's canonizations because they include the first Native American saint, Kateri Tekakwitha, the "Lily of the Mowhawks". In addition, our family is delighted that another, Anna Schäffer of Mindelstetten, Germany (whom I introduced in a post last autumn) has also been elevated to the canon of saints. Like Kateri, Saint Anna Schäffer's life was one marked by great suffering. If you know German (or recourse to the very useful, though not always accurate, google translate) this address on her life given in 1999 by the then Cardinal Ratzinger is worth a read.
Saint Anna Schäffer, pray for us!