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~ News 2009 ~

Twenty-one Decrees Promulgated

VATICAN CITY - Today, 19 December 2009, Pope Benedict XVI received Archbishop Angelo Amato, sdb, prefect of the Congregation of the Causes of the Saints, in a private audience. During that audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate twenty-one decrees regarding:

S. Sołtys

A. Bessette M. MacKillop

G. Salzano

B. da Varano

J. Tous Soler

L. Sánchez Márquez M. Lozano T. Manganiello

C. Badano


- a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed StanisłaW Sołtys [Kazimierczyk], professed priest of the Order of Canons Regular of the Lateran; born on 27 September 1433 in Kazimierz, Kraków (Poland) and died there on 03 May 1489; beatified on 18 April 1993;

- a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Alfred Bessette (in religion: André), professed religious of the Congregation of Holy Cross; born on 09 August 1845 in Saint-Grégoire d'Iberville, Québec (Canada) and died 06 January 1937 in Montréal , Québec (Canada); beatified on 23 May 1982;

- a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Blessed Maria ELlen MacKillop (in religion: Mary of the Cross), founder of the Congregation of the Sisters Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart; born on 15 January 1842 in Fitzroy, Melbourne, New South Wales (Australia) and died on 08 August 1909 in Sydney, New South Wales (Australia); beatified on 19 January 1995;

- a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Blessed Giulia Salzano, founder of the Congregation of the Catechist Sisters of the Sacred Heart; born on 13 October 1846 in Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Caserta (Italy) and died on 17 May 1929 in Casoria, Naples (Italy); beatified on 29 April 2003;

- a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Blessed CAMILLA da Varano (in religion: BATTISTa), professed religious of the Order of Saint Clare; born on 09 April  1458 in Camerino, Macerata (Italy) and died there on 31 May 1524; confirmation of cult on 07 April 1843; declared venerable on 19 December 2005;

- a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Josep Tous Soler (in religion: JOSEP FROM IGUALADA), professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchins and founder of the Congregation of the Capuchin Sisters of the Mother of the Divine Shepherd; born on 31 March 1811 in Igualada, Barcelona (Spain) and died on 27 February 1871 in Barcelona (Spain); declared venerable on 22 December 2008;

- a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God FRANCISCO Sánchez Márquez (in religion: Leopoldo FROM ALPANDEIRE), professed religious of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchins; born on 24 June 1866 at Alpandeire, Málaga (Spain) and died on 09 February 1956 in Granada (Spain); declared venerable on 15 March 2008;

- a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Manuel Lozano Garrido, layperson of the diocese of Jaén; born on August 9, 1920 in Linares, Jaén (Spain) and died there on 03 November 1971; declared venerable on 17 December 2007;

- a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Teresa Manganiello, secular, of the Third Order of Saint Francis; born on January 1849 in Montefusco, Avellino (Italy) and died there on 04 November 1876; declared venerable on 03 July 2009;

- a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Chiara Badano, laity; born on 29 October 1971 in Sassello, Savona (Italy) and died there on 07 October 1990; declared venerable on 03 July 2008;

J. Popiełuszko

J. Varingez Pius XII

John Paul II

L. Brisson G. Quadrio

M. Ward

A.M. Verna M.C. Farolfi

E. Alfieri

G. Tinarelli

         

- the martyrdom of the Servant of God Jerzy Popiełuszko, priest of the archdiocese of Warsaw; born on 14 September 14, 1947 in Okopy, Podlaskie (Poland) and killed in odium fidei on 20 October 1984 near Włocławek, Pomorskie (Poland);

- the heroic virtues of Blessed JaKOV VARINGEZ (in religion: GIACOMO FROM BITETTO), professed religious of the Order of Friars Minor; born in ca. 1400 in Zadar, Zadarska (Croatia) and died in 27 April 1496 in Bitetto, Bari (Italy);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Pius XII (Eugenio Pacelli), pope; born on 02 March 1876 in Rome (Italy) and died on 09 October 1958 in Castelgandolfo, Rome (Italy);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God John Paul II (Karol Wojtyła), pope; born on 18 May 1920 in Wadowice, Małopolskie (Poland) and died on 02 April 2005 in Rome (Italy);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Louis Brisson, priest of the diocese of Troyes; founder, Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales and Oblate Sisters of Saint Francis de Sales; born on 23 June 1817 in Plancy, Aube (France) and died there on 02 February 1908;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Giovanni Quadrio, professed priest of the Salesian Society of Don Bosco; born on 28 November 1921 at Vervio, Sondrio (Italy) and died on 23 October 1963 in Turin (Italy);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God JOAN Ward (in religion: MARY), founder of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Loreto Sisters) and Congregatio Iesu; born on 23 January 1585 in Mulwith, Yorkshire (England) and died on 30 January 1645 in Hewarth, Yorkshire (England);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Antonia Maria Verna, founder of the Institute of the Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception of Ivrea; born on 12 June 1773 in Pasquaro di Rivarolo Canavese, Turin  (Italy) and died on 25 December 1838 in Rivarolo Canavese, Turin  (Italy);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God FRANCESCA Farolfi (in religion:  Maria Chiara Serafina OF Jesus), founder of the Missionary Franciscan Clarists of the Blessed Sacrament; born on 07 October 1853 in Tossignano di Imola, Bologna (Italy) and died on 18 June 1917 in Bertinoro, Forlì (Italy);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Maria Angela Alfieri (in religion: EnricHETTa), professed religious of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Joan Antida Thouret; born on 23 February 1891 at Borgo Vercelli, Vercelli (Italy) and died on 23 November 1951 in Milan (Italy);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Giunio Tinarelli, layperson of the diocese of Terni-Narni-Amelia; member, Pious Union of the Silent Workers of the Cross; born on 27 May 1912 in Terni (Italy) and died there on 14 January 1956.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

19/12/2009


Twelve Decrees Promulgated

VATICAN CITY - Today, 03 July 2009, Pope Benedict XVI received Archbishop Angelo Amato, sdb, prefect of the Congregation of the Causes of the Saints, in a private audience. During that audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate the following twelve decrees regarding:

J. Cipitria Barriola

J.H. Newman F. Paoli

M. Danil Ghaţţas

J. Samsó Elias B. F.dez de Legaria

G. Häfner

Meszlenyi Z.L. H. Unzeitig A.M. Janer

C. Micheli

T. Manganiello

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of Blessed JUANA JOSEFA CIPITRIA BARRIOLA (in religion: CÁNDIDA MARÍA OF JESUS), founder of the Congregation of the Daughters of Jesus; born on 31 May 1845 in Andoáin, Guipúzcoa (Spain) and died on 09 August 1912 in Salamanca (Spain); beatified on 12 May 1996;

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable JOHN HENRY NEWMAN, priest of the Oratorians of Saint Philip Neri and cardinal; born on 21 February 1801 in London, England (United Kingdom) and died on 11 August 1890 in Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, England (United Kingdom); declared venerable on 22 January 1991;

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable FRANCESCO PAOLI (in religion: ANGELO), professed priest of the Order of Carmelites of the Ancient Observance; born on 01 September 1642 in Argigliano, Casola in Lunigiana, Massa Carrara (Italy) and died on 20 January 1720 in Rome (Italy); declared venerable on 21 January 1781;

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable MARYAM SŪLTANAH DANIL GHAŢŢAS (in religion: MARIE-ALPHONSINE), cofounder of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Rosary of Jerusalem of the Latins (Rosary Sisters); born on 04 October 1843 in Jerusalem (Israel) and died on 25 March 1927 in Ain Karim, Yerushalayim (Israel); declared venerable on 15 December 1994;

- the martyrdom of the Servant of God JOSEP SAMSÓ ELIAS, priest of the archdiocese of Barcelona; born on 17 January 1887 in Castellbisball, Valles, Barcelona (Spain) and killed in odium fidei on 01 September 1936 in Mataró, Barcelona (Spain);

- the martyrdom of the Servant of God BENJAMÍN FERNÁNDEZ DE LEGARIA GOÑI (in religion: TEOFILO), professed priest, Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (Picpus); born on 05 July 1898 in Torralba de Río, Navarra (Spain) and killed in odium fidei on 11 August 1936 in El Escorial, Madrid (Spain);
and 4 COMPANIONS, professed priests of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (Picpus), who were killed in odium fidei in 1936 during the religious persecution in the Spanish Civil War;

- the martyrdom of the Servant of God GEORG HÄFNER, priest of the diocese of Würzburg; born on 19 October 1900 in Würzburg (Germany) and killed in odium fidei on 20 August 1942 in Dachau, Oberbayern (Germany);

- the martyrdom of the Servant of God MESZLÉNYI ZOLTÁN LAJOS, auxiliary bishop of Esztergom; born on 02 January 1892 in Hatvan, Heves (Hungary) and killed in odium fidei on 04 March 1951 in Kistarcsa, Gödöllői (Hungary);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God HUBERT UNZEITIG (in religion: ENGELMAR), professed priest of the Congregation of the Mariannhill Missionaries; born on 01 March 1911 in Hradec nad Svitavou (a.k.a. Greifendorf), Svitavy (Czech Republic) and died on 02 March 1945 in Dachau, Oberbayern (Germany);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God  ANNA MARIA JANER ANGLARILL, founder of the Institute of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Urgell; born on 18 December 1800 in Cervera, Lleida (Spain) and died on 11 January 1885 in Talarn, Lleida (Spain);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God CLOTILDE MICHELI (in religion: MARIA SERAFINA OF THE SACRED HEART), founder of the Institute of the Sisters of the Angels; born on 11 September 1849 in Imér, Trent (Italy) and died on 24 March 1911 in Faicchio, Benevento (Italy); and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA LUISA (TERESA) MANGANIELLO, layperson of the diocese of Benevento and member of the Secular Franciscan Order; born on 01 January 1849 in Montefusco, Avellino (Italy) and died there on 03 November 1876.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

03/07/2009


Eleven Decrees Promulgated

VATICAN CITY - Today, 03 April 2009, Pope Benedict XVI received Archbishop Angelo Amato, sdb, prefect of the Congregation of the Causes of the Saints, in a private audience. During that audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate the following eleven decrees regarding:

G. De Micheli

F.J. Rudigier J.E. Wagner

G. Marcinò

T. Candamo

M. Arias

M. de La Ferre F. Pérez de Iriarte D. Lopes

G. Gaglione

B. Rencurel

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable  GIUSEPPINA MARIA DE MICHELI (in religion: MARIA PIERINA), professed religious of the Congregation of the Daughters of the Immaculate Conception; born on 11 September 1890 in Milan (Italy) and died on 26 July 1945 in Centonara d’Artò, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola (Italy); declared venerable on 17 December 2007;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God FRANZ JOSEPH RUDIGIER, bishop of Linz; born on 07 April 1811 in Partenen, Vorarlberg (Austria) and died on 29 November 1884 in Linz, Oberösterreich (Austria);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God JOHANN EVANGELIST WAGNER, priest of the diocese of Augsburg; born on 05 December 1807 in Dattenhausen bei Dillingen, Schwaben (Germany) and died on 10 October 1886 in Dillingen, Schwaben (Germany);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God GIUSEPPE MARCINÒ (in religion: INNOCENZO FROM CALTAGIRONE), professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchins; born on 24 October 1589 in Caltagirone, Catania (Italy) and died there on 16 November 1655;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God TERESA CANDAMO ÁLVAREZ-CALDERON
(in religion: TERESA OF THE CROSS), founder of the Congregation of the Canonesses of the Cross; born on 19 August 1975 in Lima (Peru) and died there on 24 August 1953;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MANUELA DE JESÚS ARIAS ESPINOSA (in religion: MARÍA INÉS TERESA OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT), founder of the Congregations of the Poor Clare Missionary Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament and of the Missionaries of Christ for the Universal Church; born on 07 July 1904 in Ixtlán del Rio, Nayarit (Mexico) and died on 22 July 1981 in Rome (Italy);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIE DE LA FERRE, cofounder of the Institute of the Religious Hospitallers of Saint Joseph;
born between 1589 and 1590 in Roiffé, Vienne (France) and died on 27 July 1652 in Moulins, Allier (France);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God FELISA PÉREZ DE IRIARTE CASADO (in religion: TERESITA OF THE CHILD JESUS), professed religious of the Order of Preachers (Dominican Nuns); born on 02 May 1904 in Eslava, Navarra (Spain) and died on 14 October 1954 in Olmedo, Valladolid (Spain);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA RITA LÓPES PONTES DE SOUZA BRITO (in religion: DULCE), professed religious of the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception; born on 26 May 1914 in Salvador, Bahia (Brazil) and died there on 13 March 1992;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God GIACOMO GAGLIONE, layperson of the diocese of Caserta, member of the Secular Franciscans, and founder of the Association of the Apostolate of Suffering; born on 20 July 1896 in Marcianise, Caserta (Italy) and died on 28 May 1962 in Capodrise, Caserta (Italy); and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God BENOÎTE RENCUREL, layperson of the diocese of Gap and member of the Lay Dominicans; born in September 1647 in Saint-Étienne-du-Laus, Hautes-Alpes (France) and died there on 28 December 1718.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

03/04/2009


Canonization Announced

VATICAN CITY - At 11 a.m. this morning, in the Clementine Hall of the Vatican Apostolic Palace, Pope Benedict XVI held an ordinary public consistory during the celebration of midday prayers for the canonization of Blesseds:

  • Zygmunt Szczęsny Feliński, archbishop of Warsaw and founder of the Franciscan Sisters of the Family of Mary;

  • ARCANGELO TADINI, priest of the diocese of Brescia and founder of the Congregation of the  Sisters Workers of the Holy House of Nazareth;

  • FRANCISCO COLL GUITART, professed priest of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) and founder of the Congregation of the Dominican Sisters of the Anunciata;

  • DAMIEN DE VEUSTER, professed priest of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (Picpus);

  • BERNARDO TOLOMEI, abbot and founder of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mount Olivet of the Order of Saint Benedict;

  • RAFAEL ARNÁIZ BARÓN, professed religious of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (Trappists);

  • NUNO ÁLVARES PEREIRA (in religion: NUNO OF SAINT MARY), professed religious of the Order of the Brothers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel;

  • CATERINA COMENSOLI (in religion: GELTRUDE), founder of the Institute of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament of Bergamo;

  • JEANNE JUGAN (in religion: MARIE OF THE CROSS), founder of the Congregation of the Little Sisters of the Poor; and,

  • CATERINA VOLPICELLI, founder of the Institute of the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart.

The canonization ceremony for Bb. Arcangelo Tadini, Bernardo Tolomei, Nuno Álvares Pereira; Geltrude Comensoli, and Caterina Volpicelli will take place on Sunday, 26 April 2009, in Rome.

The canonization ceremony for Bb. Zygmunt Szczęsny Feliński, Francisco Coll Guitart, Damien de Veuster, Rafael Arnáiz Barón  and Jeanne Jugan will take place on Sunday, 11 October 2009, in Rome.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

21/02/2009


Ten Decrees Promulgated

VATICAN CITY - Today, 17 January 2009, Pope Benedict XVI received Archbishop Angelo Amato, sdb, prefect of the Congregation of the Causes of the Saints, in a private audience. During that audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate the following nine decrees regarding:

C. Sancha Hervás

C. Gnocchi B. de Hoyos

L. Rafiringa

E. Kugler

J. de Palafox

R. Spiske C. Beltrami I. Salvat L. Ferrarons

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable CIRIACO MARÍA SANCHA HERVÁS, cardinal, archbishop of Toledo, founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Cardinal Sancha; born on 18 June 1833 in Quintana del Pidio, Burgos (Spain) and died on 25 February 1909 in Toledo (Spain); declared venerable on 28 April 2006;

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable CARLO GNOCCHI, priest of the archdiocese of Milan and founder of the Pro Juventute Foundation (now the Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation); born on 25 October 1902 in San Colombano al Lambro, Milan (Italy) and died on 28 February 1956 in Milan (Italy); declared venerable on 20 December 2002;

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable BERNARDO FRANCISCO DE HOYOS DE SEÑA, professed priest of the Society of Jesus; born on 21 August 1711 in Torrelobatón, Valladolid (Spain) and died on 29 November 1735 in Valladolid (Spain); declared venerable on 12 January 1996;

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable LOUIS RAFIRINGA (in religion: RAPHAËL), professed religious of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (De La Salle Brothers); born on 03 November 1856 in Mahamasina, Antananarivo (Madagascar) and died on 19 May 1919 in Fianarantsoa (Madagascar); declared venerable on 17 December 2007;

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable
JOSEPH KUGLER (in religion: EUSTACHIUS), professed religious of the Order of the Hospitallers of Saint John of God; born on 15 January 1867 in Neuhaus, Bavaria (Germany), and died on 10 June 1946 in Regensburg, Bavaria (Germany); declared venerable on 19 December 2005;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God JUAN DE PALAFOX MENDOZA, bishop of Osma; born on 24 June 1600 in Fitero, Navarra (Spain) and died on 01 October 1659 in Osma, Soria (Spain);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ROBERT SPISKE, priest of the diocese of Wrocław and founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Hedwig; born on 29 January 1821 in Leśnica (a.k.a. Leschnitz), Opolskie (Poland) and died on 05 March 1888 in Wrocław, Dolnośląskie (Poland);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God CAROLINA BELTRAMI, founder of the Institute of the Immaculatine Sisters of Alessandria; born on 04 August 1869 in Alessandria (Italy) and died there on 08 April 1932;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARÍA ISABEL SALVAT ROMERO (in religion: MARÍA DE LA PURÍSIMA OF THE CROSS), professed religious and superior general of the Institute of the Sisters of the Company of the Cross; born on 20 February 1926 in Madrid (Spain) and died 31 October 1998 in Seville (Spain); and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God LLIBERADA FERRARONS VIVÉS, layperson of the diocese of Girona and member of the Lay Carmelites; born on 19 April 1803 in Olot, Girona (Spain) and died there on 21 June 1842.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

17/01/2009


 

 


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