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~ News 2019 ~

EIGHT DECREES Promulgated

VATICAN CITY - Yesterday, 02 October 2019, Pope Francis received Cardinal Angelo Becciu, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, in a private audience. In the course of the audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate decrees regarding:

S. Wyszyński F. Mottola A. Sabattini J. Roig B. Cardoso A.C. Bertazzoni L. Querbes F. Sánchez Villoria

-  the miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God  STEFAN WYSZYŃSKI, cardinal of the Holy Roman Church; metropolitan archbishop of Gniezno and Warsaw; primate of Poland; born on 03 August 1901 in Zuzela, Ostrów Mazowiecka (Poland) and died on 28 May 1981 in Warsaw (Poland); heroic virtues confirmed on 18 December 2017;

-  the miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God FRANCESCO MOTTOLA, priest of the diocese of Tropea and founder of the Secular Institute of the Oblates of the Sacred Heart; born on 03 January 1901 in Tropea, Vibo Valentia (Italy) and died there on 29 June 1969; heroic virtues confirmed on 17 December 2007;

-  the miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God ALESSANDRA SABATTINI, young layperson of the diocese of Rimini and member of the Association of the Pope John XXIII Community; born on 19 August 1961 in Riccione, Rimini (Italy) and died on 02 May 1984 in Bologna (Italy); heroic virtues confirmed on 06 March 2018;

- the martyrdom of the Servant of God JOAN ROIG DIGGLE, young layperson of the archdiocese of Barcelona; born on 12 May 1917 in Barcelona (Spain) and killed in odium fidei during the night between 11 and 12 September 1936 in Sant Coloma de Gramenet, Barcelona (Spain);

-  the martyrdom of the Servant of God BENIGNA CARDOSO DA SILVA, child of the diocese of Crato; born on 15 October 1928 in Sítio Oitis, Santana do Cariri, Ceará (Brazil) and killed there in odium fidei on 24 October 1941;

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God AUGUSTO CESARE BERTAZZONI, titular archbishop of Temuniana, previously bishop of Potenza and Marsico; born on 10 January 1876 in Polesine di Pegognaga, (Italy) and died on 30 August 1972 in Potenza, (Italy);

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God JEAN-LOUIS QUERBES, priest and founder of the Congregation of the Clerics of Saint Viator (Viatorians); born on 21 August 1793 in Lyon, Rhône (France) and died on 01 September 1859 in Vourles, Rhône (France); and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God María Natividad Sánchez Villoria (in religion: FRANCISCA OF THE CHILD JESUS), professed nun of the Order of Saint Clare; born in Fuenteguinaldo, Salamanca (Spain) on 25 December 1905, and died on 28 February 1991 in Salamanca (Spain).

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

03/10/2019


ONE EQUIPOLLENT CANONIZATION AND EIGHT DECREES Promulgated

VATICAN CITY - Today, 05 July 2019, Pope Francis received Cardinal Angelo Becciu, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, in a private audience. During the audience, the Supreme Pontiff approved the favorable votes cast by the Cardinal and Bishop members of the Congregation and extended to the Universal Church the liturgical worship in honor of

Blessed BARTOLOMEU FERNANDES [BARTOLOMEU DOS MÁRTIRES]

professed priest of the Order of Preachers, archbishop of Braga; born in Mártires, Santa Maria Maior, Lisbon (Portugal) on 3 May 1514 and died in Viana do Castelo, Minho (Portugal) on 16 July 1590; beatified on 4 November 2001,

thus inscribing him in the book of Saints (equipollent canonization).

At the same time, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate decrees regarding:

F. Sheen E. Ḩwayek G. Ferro A. Riesco W. Korniłowicz A. Lipàni F. Fuentes E.P. Morlanne

-  the miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God FULTON JOHN SHEEN, titular archbishop of Newport, former bishop of Rochester; born on 8 May 1895 in El Paso, Illinois (United States of America) and died on 9 December 1979 in New York City, New York (United States of America); heroic virtues confirmed on 28 June 2012;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ELYĀS BUŢROS AL-ḨWAYEK [الياس بطرس الحويّك], patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites and founder of the Congregation of the Maronite Sisters of the Holy Family; born in Helta, Batroun (Lebanon) on 4 December 1843 and died in Bkerke, Keserwan (Lebanon) on 24 December 1931;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Giovanni Vittorio Ferro, professed priest of the Order of Clerics Regular of Somasca, archbishop of Reggio-Calabria-Bova; born in Costigliole d’Asti, Asti (Italy) on 13 November 1901 and died in Reggio Calabria (Italy) on 18 April 1992;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Ángel Riesco Carbajo, titular bishop of Limisa and founder of the Secular Institute of the Apostolic Missionaries of Charity; born in Bercianos de Vidriales, Zamora (Spain) on 9 July 1902 and died in La Bañeza, León (Spain) on 2 July 1972;

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God WŁADYSŁAW Korniłowicz, priest of the archdiocese of Warsaw; born in Warsaw (Poland) on 5 August 1884 and died in Laski, Izabelin, Warsaw (Poland) on 26 September 1946;

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Vincenzo LipÀni (in religion: Angelico FROM CALTANISETTA), professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin and founder of the Congregation of Franciscan Sisters of the Lord; born in Caltanisetta (Italy) on 28 December 1842 and died there on 9 July 1920;

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God FRancisca de Fuentes (in religion: Francisca OF THE HOLY SPIRIT), founder of the Congregation of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Siena; born in Manila (Philippines) in 1647 and died in Intramuros, Manila (Philippines), on 24 August 1711; and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ÉTIENNE-PIERRE-MORLANN, layperson of the diocese of Metz and founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of Maternal Charity; born in Metz, Moselle (France), on 22 May 1772 and died there on 7 January 1862.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

05/07/2019


ORDINARY PUBLIC CONSISTORY

VATICAN CITY - This morning, at 10:00 a.m. today, in the Clementine Hall of the Vatican Apostolic Palace, during the celebration of midmorning prayers, Pope Francis held an ordinary public consistory for the canonization of Blesseds

  • JOHN HENRY NEWMAN, cardinal of the Holy Roman Church, founder of the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri in England;

  • Giuditta Adelaide Agata Vannini (in religion: GIUSEPPINA), founder of the Daughters of San Camillus;

  • MARIAM THRESIA CHIRAMEL MANKIDIYAN, founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family;

  • MARIA RITA LÓPES PONTES DE SOUZA BRITO (in religion: DULCE),  professed religious of the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception; and,

  • MARGUERITE BAYS, layperson of the archdiocese of Lausanne-Geneva-Fribourg and member of the Secular Franciscan Order.

During the Consistory, the Pope decreed that these Blesseds be inscribed in the Book of Saints on Sunday 13 October 2019.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

01/07/2019


EIGHT DECREES Promulgated

VATICAN CITY - Yesterday, 11 June 2019, Pope Francis received Cardinal Angelo Becciu, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, in a private audience. In the course of the audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate decrees regarding:

M.P. Gullón A. Tolton E. Boschetti F. Tantardini G. Nadiani R. Arroyo M.P. Muzzeddu S. Collani

- the martyrdom of the Servants of God MARÍA PILAR GULLÓN YTURRIAGA and 2 COMPANIONS, laypersons of the diocese of Astorga, killed in odium fidei in Pola de Somiedo, Asturias (Spain) on 28 October 1936;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God AUGUSTUS TOLTON, priest of the archdiocese of Chicago; born in Brush Creek, Ralls County, Missouri (United States of America), on 1 April 1854 and died in Chicago, Illinois (United States of America), on 9 July 1897;

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ENZO BOSCHETTI, priest of the diocese of Pavia; born in Milan (Italy) on 22 March 1827 and died there on 29 September 1870;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God FELICE TANTARDINI, brother of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions; born in Introbio, Como (Italy) on 28 June 1898 and died in Taunggyi, Shan (Myanmar) on 23 March 1991;

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God GIOVANNI NADIANI, professed religious of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament; born in Santa Maria Nuova, Forlì (Italy) on 20 February 1885 and died in Bergamo (Italy) on 6 January 1940;

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA BEATRIZ DEL ROSARIO ARROYO  (in religion: MARIA ROSARIO OF THE VISITATION), founder of the Congregation of the Dominican Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary; born in born in Molo, Iloilo (Philippines) on 17 February 1884 and died there on 14 June 1957;

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA PAOLA  MUZZEDDU, founder of the Company of the Daughters of “Mater Purissima”; born in Aggius, Sassari (Italy) on 26 February 1913 and died there on 12 August 1971; and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God SANTINA COLLANI,  professed religious of the Institute of the Merciful Sisters; born in Isorella, Brecia (Italy) on 2 March 1914 and died in Borgo d’Ale, Vercelli (Italy) on 22 December 1956.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

12/06/2019


EIGHT DECREES Promulgated

VATICAN CITY - Yesterday, 13 May 2019, Pope Francis received Cardinal Angelo Becciu, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, in a private audience. In the course of the audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate decrees regarding:

G. Vannini D. Lopes Pontes L. Ripamonti G.B. Pinardi C. Salerio D. Lázaro S. Pinzetta M.E. Iaconis

-  a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Giuditta Adelaide Agata Vannini (in religion: GIUSEPPINA), founder of the Daughters of San Camillus; born in Rome (Italy) on 7 July 1859 and died there on 23 February 1911; beatified on 16 October 1994;

-  a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed MARIA RITA LÓPES PONTES DE SOUZA BRITO (in religion: DULCE),  professed religious of the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception; born in Salvador, Bahia (Brazil) on 26 May 1914 and died there on 13 March 1992; beatified on 22 May 2011;

-  a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God MARIA RIPAMONTI (in religion: LUCIA OF THE IMMACULATA), professed religious of the Institute of the Handmaids of Charity of Brescia; born in Acquate, Lecco (Italy) on 26 May 1909 and died in Ronco, Brescia (Italy) on 4 July 1954; heroic virtues confirmed on 27 February 2017;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God GIOVANNI BATTISTA PINARDI, titular bishop of Eudoxias and auxiliary bishop of Turin; born in Castagnole Piemonte, Turin (Italy) on 15 August 1880 and died in Turin (Italy) on 2 August 1962;

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God CARLO SALERIO, priest of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions and founder of the Institute of the Sisters of Reparation; born in Milan (Italy) on 22 March 1827 and died there on 29 September 1870;

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God DOMINGO LÁZARO CASTRO, professed priest of the Society of Mary (Marianists); born in San Adrian de Juarros, Burgos (Spain), on 10 May 1877 and died in Madrid (Spain) on 22 February 1935;

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Hermínio Pinzetta (in religion: SALVADOR from CASCA), professed religious of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin; born in Casca, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) on 27 July 1911 and died in Flores da Cunha, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) on 31 May 1972; and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Maria Giuseppina Amalia Sofia IACONIS (in religion: MARIA EUFRASIA), founder of the Congregation of the Daughters of the Immaculate Conception; born in Castelsilano (a.k.a. Casino di Calabria), Crotone (Italy) on 18 November 1867 and died in Buenos Aires (Argentina) on 2 August 1916.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

14/05/2019


EIGHT DECREES Promulgated

VATICAN CITY - On 06 April 2019, Pope Francis received Cardinal Angelo Becciu, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, in a private audience. In the course of the audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate decrees regarding:

D. Tavares de Lima C. Cavina R. Petruccelli D. Giannotti V. Arnaud M.C. Betrone N. Santana G. Tolomeo

-  a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Donizetti Tavares de Lima, priest of the diocese of São João da Boa Vista; born on 03 January 1882 in Santa Rita de Cássia, Minas Gerais (Brazil) and died on 16 June 1961 in Tambaú, São Paulo (Brazil); heroic virtues confirmed on 9 October 2017;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God CARLO CAVINA, priest of the diocese of Imola, founder of the Congregation of the Daughters of Saint Francis de Sales; born in Castel Bolognese, Ravenna (Italy) on 29 August 1820 and died in Lugo, Ravenna (Italy) on 15 September 1880;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Domenico Petruccelli (in religion: Raffaele FROM Sant’Elia a Pianisi), professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin; born in Sant’Elia a Pianisi, Campobasso (Italy) on 14 December 1816 and died there on 6 January 1901;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Pio Giannotti [in religion: DAMIÃO (Damiano) from Bozzano], professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin; born in Bozzano, Massarosa, Lucca (Italy) on 5 November 1898 and died in Recife, Pernambuco (Brazil) on 31 May 1997;

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God AUGUSTIN ARNAUD PAGÈS [in religion: VICTORINO NYMPHAS (VICTORIN NYMPHAS)], professed religious of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools; born in Onzillon, Haute-Loire (France) on 7 September 1885 and died in San Juan  (Puerto Rico) on 16 April 1966;

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Pierina Lorenzina Giovanna BETRONE (in religion: MARIA CONSOLATA), professed religious of the Order of the Capuchin Poor Clares; born in Saluzzo, Cuneo (Italy) on 6 April 1903 and died in Moriondo Torinese, Turin (Italy) on 18 July 1946;

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Nelson [Nelsinho] Santana, child of the diocese of São Carlos; born in Ibitinga, São Paulo (Brazil) on 31 July and died in Araraquara, São Paulo (Brazil) on 24 December 1964; and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Gaetana [Nuccia] Tolomeo, layperson of the archdiocese of Catanzaro-Squillace; born in Catanzaro Sala, Catanzaro (Italy) on 10 April 1936 and died there on 24 January 1997.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

08/04/2019


EIGHT DECREES Promulgated

VATICAN CITY - Today, 19 March 2019, Pope Francis received Cardinal Angelo Becciu, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, in a private audience. In the course of the audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate decrees regarding:

M.E. Riquelme V.T. Frenţiu A. Cremonesi F.M. Di Francia M. Hueber M.T. Camera M.T. Gabrieli G.F. Ferrari

-  a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God María Emilia Riquelme Zayas, founder of the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of the Most Blessed Sacrament and Mary Immaculate; born in Granada (Spain) on 5 August 1847 and died there on 10 December 1940; heroic virtues confirmed on 14 December 2015;

- the martyrdom of the Servants of God Valeriu Traian Frenţiu, Vasile AftenIE, Ioan Suciu, Tit Liviu Chinezu, Ioan Bălan, Alexandru Rusu and Iuliu Hossu, eparchs of the Romanian Greek-Catholic Rite; killed in odium fidei in various places in Romania between 1950 and 1970;

- the martyrdom of the Servant of God ALFREDO CREMONESI, priest of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions; born in Ripalta Guerina, Cremona (Italy) on 16 May 1902 and killed in odium fidei in Donoku, Tantabin, Taungngu (Myanmar) on 7 February 1953;

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God FRANCESCO MARIA DI FRANCIA, priest of the archdiocese of Messina-Lipari-Santa Lucia del Mela and founder of the Congregation of the Capuchin Sisters of the Sacred Heart; born in Messina (Italy) on 19 February 1853 and died in Roccalumera, Messina (Italy) on 22 December 1913;

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA HUEBER, founder of the Congregation of the Tertiary Sisters of Saint Francis of Bressanone; born in Bressanone, Bolzano (Italy) on 22 May 1653 and died there on 31 July 1705;

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA TERESA CAMERA, founder of the Congregation of the Daughters of Our Lady of Pieta; born in Ovada, Alessandria (Italy) on 8 October 1818 and died there on 24 March 1894;

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA TERESA GABRIELI, founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Poor ‒ Palazzolo Institute; born in Bergamo (Italy) on 13 September 1837 and died there on 6 February 1908; and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Luisa Ferrari (in religion: Giovanna Francesca of the Holy Spirit), founder of the Institute of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Incarnate Word; born in Reggio Emilia (Italy) on 14 September 1888 and died in Fiesole, Florence (Italy) on 21 December 1984.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

19/03/2019


EIGHT DECREES Promulgated

VATICAN CITY - Yesterday, 12 February 2019, Pope Francis received Cardinal Angelo Becciu, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, in a private audience. In the course of the audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate decrees regarding:

J.H. Newman M.Chiramel V.E. Moscoso Mindszenty J. G.B. Zuaboni M. García Nieto S. Formai M.B. Duque

-  a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed JOHN HENRY NEWMAN, Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church, founder of the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri in England; born in London, England (United Kingdom) on 21 February 1801, and died in Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, England (United Kingdom) on 11 August 1890; beatified on 19 September 2010;

-  a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed MARIAM THRESIA CHIRAMEL MANKIDIYAN, founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family; born in Puthenchira, Thrissur (India) on 26 April 1876 and died in Kuzhikkattussery, Thrissur (India) on 8 June 1926; beatified on 09 April 2000;

- the martyrdom of the Servant of God VICTOR EMILIO MOSCOSO CÁRDENAS, professed priest of the Society of Jesus; born in Cuenca, Azuay (Ecuador) on 21 April 1846 and killed in odium fidei in Riobamba, Chimborazo (Ecuador) on 4 May 1897;

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MINDSZENTY JÓZSEF, Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church, archbishop of Esztergom and primate of Hungary; born in Csehimindszent, Vas (Hungary) on 29 March 1892 and died in Vienna (Austria) on 6 May 1975;

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God GIOVANNI BATTISTA ZUABONI, priest of the diocese of Brescia and founder of the Secular Institute of the Company of the Holy Family; born in Promo di Vestone, Bescia (Italy) on 24 January 1880 and died in Brescia (Italy) on 12 December 1939;

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MANUEL GARCÍA NIETO, professed priest of the Society of Jesus;  born in Macotera, Salamanca (Spain) on 5 April 1894 and died in Comillas, Cantabria (Spain) on 13 April 1974;

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Clorinda Letizia Formai (in religion: Serafina), founder of the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of the Good News; born in Casola in Lunigiana, Massa-Carrara (Italy) on 28 August 1876 and died in Pontremoli, Massa-Carrara (Italy) on 1 June 1954; and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ANA JULIA DUQUE HECKNER (in religion: MARÍA BERENICE),  founder of the Congregation of the Little Sisters of the Annunciation; born in Salamina, Caldas (Colombia) on 14 August 1898 and died in Medellín, Antioquia (Colombia) on 25 July 1993.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

13/02/2019


FOUR DECREES Promulgated

VATICAN CITY - Today, 15 January 2019, Pope Francis received Cardinal Angelo Becciu, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, in a private audience. In the course of the audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate decrees regarding:

M. Bays I. Lacaba A. Kaworek M.S. Sanjurjo

-  a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed MARGUERITE BAYS, layperson of the archdiocese of Lausanne-Geneva-Fribourg and member of the Secular Franciscan Order; born in Pierraz, Fribourg (Switzerland) on 8 September 1815 and died in Siviriez, Fribourg (Switzerland) on 27 June 1879; beatified on 29 October 1995;

- the martyrdom of the Servants of God Isabel Lacaba Andía (in religion: MARÍA DEL CARMEN) and 13 COMPANIONS, professed religious of the Order of the Immaculate Conception, killed in odium fidei in Spain in 1936;

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ANNA KAWOREK, cofounder of the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Michael Archangel; born in Biedrzychowice, Głogówek (Poland) on 18 June 1872, and died in Miejsce Piastowe, Krosno (Poland) on 30 December 1936; and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARÍA CONSUELO SANJURJO SANTOS (in religion: MARÍA SOLEDAD) professed religious of the Congregation of the Servants of Mary, Ministers to the Sick; born in Arecibo (Puerto Rico) on 15 November 1892 and died in San Juan de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico) on 23 April 1973.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

15/01/2019


 

 


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