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Jo Wrich, the administrator at The Deerfield in New Richmond, attended the canonization service for Saint Louis Guanella at the Vatican on Oct. 23. St. Peter's Square was packed with Catholic believers who were on hand to see three saints gain their canonization status

Saints be praised: New Richmond woman attends canonization

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When someone tells Jo Wrich that one of her relatives was a saint, he really is.

Wrich, New Richmond, traveled to the Vatican in October to attend the canonization ceremony for St. Louis Guanella, a Catholic priest who spent his lifetime caring for the disabled, orphans and downtrodden of Italy.

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Guanella, it turns out, is Wrich's fifth cousin (the first cousin of Wrich's great-great grandmother on her father's side).

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