FORMAL CELEBRATION OF THE CANONIZATION OF
SAINT NUNO
APRIL 26,  2009
Pope Benedict XVI reads the decree
Canonization Mass April 26, 2009
Original artist's painting of
Saint Nuno used for tapestry
hung from St. Peter's during
the Mass.   This unusual
painting depicts Nuno
standing in the ruins of the
Carmel in Lisbon as they
appear today.  He reaches out
to the infirm, the poor and the
orphaned and clings to an
icon of the Virgin
Guilhermina de Jesus, a Portuguese
woman who was instantaneously cured
from blindness afte rpraying novenas
to Blessed Nuno with her parish priest
and then kissing a statue of St. Nuno,
and touching it to her eye in December
2000. The statue had been presented
to her by the Blessed Nuno Society in
1998.  In July 2008, Pope Benedict XVI
accepted this miracle for the
canonization of St. Nuno.
Dr. Ruben Vazquez Xibille (left)
Director of Blessed Nuno Society de
Mexico, A.C. and
Tim Heinan, (right)
Executive Director of Blessed Nuno
Society, Inc. at St. Peter's Basilica on
the eve of the canonization Mass.
Society Executive Director Tim Heinan (L)
speaks with former Carmelite Postulator
General
Father Felip Amenos (R)
Guilhermina de Jesus and Tim Heinan
with bust, statue, and relics of St. Nuno at
the vigil of the canonization held at the
Church of Santa Maria in Transpontina on
the evening of April 25, 2009
Our Executive Director at the
Canonization Mass on April 26, 2009
Just before the Mass begins, our Executive Director,
Chev. Timothy Heinan, V.V. (L) speaks with
S.A.R. Dom Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganca, a direct
descendant of St. Nuno and a friend of the Society
since 1999.
Current Postulator General
Father Giovanni Grosso, O.Carm
(L) and Tim Heinan (R) after the
Carmelite Mass of Thanksgiving in
Rome,
April 28, 2009
During his lifetime, St. Nuno was the Count
of Ourem.  Above, our Executive Director
shows the statue of Nuno to  Ourem,
Portugal's Alderman
Joao Rodrigues
Left:

Dan Heinan,
(foreground) a
member of the
Society's Mission
Committee sits with
representatives
from Portugal's
Army, Navy and Air
Force during the
Canonization Mass
The Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon
and bishops of Portugal venerate the
tomb of St. Paul after a Mass of
Thanksgiving at St. Paul's Outside the
Walls on April 27, 2009
Carmelite Prior General
Rev. Fernando Millan Romeral
celebrates the Mass of Thanksgiving at
Santa Maria in Transpontina
Saint Friar Nuno Alvares
Pereira of St. Mary
our Holy Patron
Photo credits:  Blessed Nuno Society, Inc. and BCD Productions 2009
Click here to read the
Catholic Spirit article
regarding the miracle
Below:  Additional photos
Photos by L'Osservatore Romano
BELOW:

Nation of Portugal issues stamp to
commemorate the canonization of
St. Nuno
Click Here to read the Newsflash
from INSIDE THE VATICAN
READ THE DIOCESE OF TUCSON
NEW VISION STORY ABOUT THE
MIRACLE
SEE YOUTUBE CLIP OF THE
CANONIZATION HERE
Portugal last issued stamps
(shown below) depicting Nuno in
1931, the 500th Anniversary of his
death.
One of the 200 small statues of
St. Nuno commissioned by the
Blessed Nuno Society in 1998.