Columbus the Christ-bearer
Today is the 514th anniversary of the (re)discovery of America (Hey, I'm a Scandinavian on my Grandmother Weismiller's side!). Let us never forget that Columbus was a Franciscan Tertiary who regularly wore the habit as daily wear and that one of his main motivations for sailing was to spread the Gospel of Christ.
I believe that I have read that his cause for beatification has been before the Vatican for many years. Let us pray for his glorification and in thanksgiving that he brought the Divine and Catholic Faith to the New World.