The particularly extraordinary story of one of these two, Marian Baouardy, is provided at [melkite.org/faith/faith-worship/maram-baouardy](http://melkite.org/faith/faith-worship/maram-baouardy)
Praise God! Two new Palestinian Saints.
Thanks for posting ! Amazing story !
Marie Alphonsine Ghattas and Mariam Bawardy will be among four new saints declared in Rome’s St Peter’s Square.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and over 2,000 Christian pilgrims from the region will be present at the ceremony.
Francis proclaims four religious sisters saints: one French, one Italian, two Palestinians: Maria Alfonsina Danil Ghattas, the foundress of the Sisters of the Rosary, and the Carmelite Maria of Crucified Jesus (nee Maria Bawardy). Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority present. “Abiding in Christ” and cultivating “unity among us" are essential signs of witness. Maria Bawardy, “instrument of encounter and communion with the Muslim world”.