Below is the translation of the homily delivered by Pope Francis during the Canonization Mass held in St. Peter's Square yesterday morning - 12 May, 2013. This was the first set of canonizations of his pontificate with a record 802 canonizations.
Dear brothers and sisters,.
On this seventh Sunday of Easter we are gathered together with delight to celebrate a feast of sanctity. Let us give thanks to God, who made his magnificence, the magnificence of Love, shine in the Martyrs of Otranto, in Mother Laura Montoya and in Mother María Guadalupe García Zavala. I welcome every one of you who have actually come for this feast-- from Italy, from Colombia, from Mexico, from other nations-- and I thank you!