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~ News 2011 ~

Twenty-three Decrees Promulgated

VATICAN CITY - Today, 19 December 2011, Pope Benedict XVI received in a private audience Angelo Cardinal Amato, sdb, prefect of the Congregation of the Causes of the Saints. During the audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate the following twenty-three decrees regarding:

G. Piamarta J. Berthieu C. Sallés M. Cope K. Tekakwitha P. Calungsod

A. Schäffer L. Brisson L. Novarese L. Prosperi É. Lamoignon C. Pérez

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Blessed GIOVANNI PIAMARTA, priest and founder of the Congregation of the Holy Family of Nazareth and founder of the Congregation of the Sisters, Humble Servants of the Lord; born on 26 November 1841 in Brescia (Italy) and died on 25 April 1913 in Remedello, Brescia (Italy); beatified on 12 October 1997;

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Blessed JACQUES BERTHIEU, professed priest of the Society of Jesus; born on 28 November 1838 in Monlogis, Polminhac, Cantal  (France) and killed in odium fidei on 08 June 1896 in Ambiatibe, Antananarivo (Madagascar); beatified on 17 October 1965;

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Blessed MARÍA DEL CARMEN SALLÉS BARENGUERAS (in religion: CARMEN OF JESUS), founder of the Conceptionist Missionary Sisters of Education; born on 09 April 1848 in Vic, Barcelona (Spain) and died on 25 July 1911 in Madrid (Spain); beatified on 15 March 1998;

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Blessed BARBARA COPE (in religion: MARIANNE), professed religious of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Third Order of Saint Francis of Syracuse ; born on 23 January 1838 in Heppenheim, Bergstrasse (Germany) and died on 09 August 1918 in Molokai, Hawaii (United States); beatified on 14 May 2005 ;

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Blessed KATERI TEKAKWITHA, young layperson of the archdiocese of Montréal ; born ca. 1656 in Auriesville (a.k.a. Ossernenon), New York (United States) and died on 17 April 1680 in Kahnawake (a.k.a. Sault Saint-Louis or Caughnawaga), Québec (Canada); beatified on 22 June 1980;

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Blessed PEDRO CALUNGSOD, young layperson of the archdiocese of Cebu; born ca. 1654 in Ginatitlan, Cebu (Philippines) and killed in odium fidei on 02 April 1672 in Tumon (a.k.a. Tomhom) (Guam); beatified on 05 March 2000;

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Blessed ANNA SCHÄFFER, layperson of the diocese of Regensburg; born on 18 February 1882 in Mindelstetten, Eichstätt (Germany) and died there on 05 October 1925; beatified on 03 July 1998;

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God LOUIS BRISSON, priest  and founder of the Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales and of the Oblate Sisters of Saint Francis de Sales; born on 23 June 1817 in Plancy, Aube (France) and died there on 02 February 1908;  declared venerable on 19 December 2009;

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God LUIGI NOVARESE, priest of the diocese of Frascati; founder of the Apostolate of the Suffering and of the Pious Union of the Silent Workers of the Cross; born on 29 July 1914 in Casale Monferrato, Alessandria (Italy) and died on 20 July 1984 in Rocca Priora, Rome (Italy) declared venerable on 27 March 2010;

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God gERTrUDE PROSPERI (in religion: MARIA LUISA), professed religious of the Order of Saint Benedict; born on 19 August 1799 in Fogliano di Cascia, Perugia (Italy) and died on 13 September 1847 in Trevi, Perugia (Italy) ; declared venerable on 01 July 2010;

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God MARIE-LOUISE-ÉLISABETH DE LAMOIGNON de MOLÉ DE CHAMPLÂTREUX (in religion: MÈRE SAINT-LOUIS), founder of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Louis; born on 03 October 1763 in Paris (France) and died on 04 March 1825 in Vannes, Morbihan (France); declared venerable on 16 January 1986;

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God MARÍA ANGÉLICA PÉREZ (in religion: MARÍA CRESCENCIA), professed religious of the Congregation of the Daughters of Our Lady of the Garden; born on 17 August 1897 in San Martín, Buenos Aires (Argentina) and died on 20 May 1932 in Vallenar, Atacama (Argentina); declared venerable on 22 June 2004;

N. Rusca O.L. Solá A.M. Marco A.M. G-Tribaldos M. Alcalá D. Giannotti
H. Grialou É. Eppinger L. Szewczyk A. Marchetti M.J. Ritz M. Amico Roxas

- the martyrdom of the Servant of God NICOLÒ RUSCA, priest of the diocese of Como; born on April 1563 in Bedano, Ticino (then in Italy; now in Switzerland) and killed in odium fidei on 24 July 1618 in Thusis, Graubünden (Switzerland);

- the martyrdom of the Servant of God ANTONIO SOLÁ GARRIGA (in religion: ORENCIO LUIS) and 18 COMPANIONS, professed religious of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, along with ANTONIO MATEO SALAMERO, priest of the archdiocese of Madrid, and JOSÉ GORASTAZU LABAYEN, layperson of the archdiocese of Madrid, married, who were killed in odium fidei  in various places within the boundaries of the Archdiocese of Madrid (Spain) during the religious persecution in the Spanish Civil War in 1936;

- the martyrdom of the Servant of God FRANCISCO MARCO ALEMÁN (in religion: ALBERTO MARÍA) and 8 COMPANIONS, professed priest and clerics of the Order of the Carmelites of the Ancient Observance, and EUGENIO GARCÍA TRIBALDOS (in religion: AGUSTÍN MARÍA), and 15 COMPANIONS, professed religious of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, who were killed in odium fidei  in various places within the boundaries of the Archdiocese of Madrid (Spain) during the religious persecution in the Spanish Civil War between 1936 and 1937;

- the martyrdom of the Servants of God MARIANO ALCALÁ PÉREZ and 18 COMPANIONS, professed priests and religious of the Order of the Blessed Virgin of Mercy, who were killed in odium fidei  in various places within the boundaries of the Diocese of Lelida (Spain) during the religious persecution in the Spanish Civil War in 1936;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God DONATO GIANNOTTI, priest of the diocese of Capua and founder of the Congregation of the Handmaids of the Immaculate; born on 28 June 1828 in Casapulla, Caserta (Italy) and died on 26 February 1914 in Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Caserta (Italy);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God HENRI GRIALOU (in religion: MARIE-EUGÈNE OF THE CHILD JESUS), professed priest of Order of Discalced Carmelites and founder of the Secular Institute “Notre-Dame de Vie”; born on 02 December 1894 in Le Gua, Aveyron (France) and died on 27 March 1967 in Venasque, Vaucluse (France);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ÉLISABETH EPPINGER (in religion: ALPHONSE-MARIE), founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Redeemer; born on 09 September 1814 in Niederbronn-les-Baines, Bas-Rhin (France) and died there on 31 July 1867;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MAŁGORZATA SZEWCZYK (in religion: ŁUCJA), founder of the Congregation of the Daughters of the Sorrowful Mother of God ‒ Seraphic Sisters; born ca. 1828 in Shepetivka (a.k.a. Szepetówka), Khmelnytskyi (Ukraine) and died on 05 June 1905 in Nieszawa, Aleksandrów (Poland);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ASSUNTA MARCHETTI, cofounder the Missionaries of Saint Charles Borromeo (Scalabrinian Sisters); born on 15 August 1871 in Lombrici di Camaiore, Lucca (Italy) and died in 01 July 1948 in São Paulo (Brazil);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God THERESIA ELEONORE RITZ (in religion: MARIA JULITTA), professed religious of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Redeemer; born on 24 September 1882 in Uissigheim, Külsheim (Germany) and died on 13 November 1966 in Würzburg (Germany); and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIANNA AMICO ROXAS, layperson of the diocese of Caltanisetta and founder of the Secular Institute of the Company of Saint Ursula of Caltanisetta; born on 21 December 1883 in San Cataldo, Caltanissetta (Italy) and died there on 24 June 1947.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

19/12/2011


FIFTEEN Decrees Promulgated

VATICAN CITY - Today, 27 June 2011, Pope Benedict XVI received in a private audience Angelo Cardinal Amato, sdb, prefect of the Congregation of the Causes of the Saints. During that audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate the following fifteen decrees regarding:

M. Arciero J.J. Lataste M. I. Arias H. Burjan S. Huix Miralpeix C. Lampert J. M-Pérez

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God MARIANO ARCIERO, priest of the archdiocese of Milan; born on 26 February 1707 in Contursi Terme, Salerno (Italy) and died on 16 February 1788 in Naples (Italy); declared venerable on 14 August 1854;

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God ALCIDE-VITAL LATASTE (in religion: JEAN-JOSEPH), professed priest of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) and founder of the Sisters of the Third Order of Saint Dominic of Bethany; born on 05 September 1832 in Cadillac-sur-Garonne, Gironde (France) and died on 10 March 1869 in Frasne-la-Château, Haute-Saône (France); declared venerable on 01 June 2007;

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable 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); ; declared venerable on 03 April 2009;

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Hildegard Burjan, layperson of the archdiocese of Vienna, married; founder, Sisterhood of Caritas Socialis; born on 30 January 1883 in Görlitz, Dresden (Germany) and died on 11 June 1933 in Vienna (Austria); declared venerable on 06 July 2007;

- the martyrdom of the Servant of God SALVI HUIX MIRALPEIX, priest of the Confederation of the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri (Oratorians); bishop of Lleida; born on 22 December 1877 in Santa Margarida de Vallors, Girona (Spain)  and killed in odium fidei on 05 August 1936 in Lleida (Spain);

- the martyrdom of the Servant of God CARL LAMPERT, priest and pro-vicar apostolic of the diocese of Feldkirch; born on 09 January 1894 in Göfis, Feldkirch (Austria) and killed in odium fidei on 13 November 1944 in the concentration camp of Halle an der Saale (Germany);

- the martyrdom of the Servants of God JOSEFA MARTÍNEZ PÉREZ, professed religious of the Congregation of the Daughters of Charity; born on 05 August 1897 in Alberique, Valencia (Spain) and killed in odium fidei on 15 October 1936 in llosa de Ranes, Valencia (Spain); and 11 COMPANIONS from the Congregation of Daughters of Charity, along with DOLORES BROSETA BONET, layperson of the archdiocese of Valencia, who were killed in odium fidei during the religious persecution in the Spanish Civil War in 1936;

G. Marinoni J.M. G-Lahiguera M. Kadalikkattil R. Dimiccoli
C. Czeska-Mac. Z. Alif L. Meozzi L. Tincani

- the heroic virtues of Blessed FRANCESCO MARINONI (in religion: GIOVANNI), professed priest of Order of Clerics Regular (Theatines); born on 25 December 1490 in Venice (Italy) and died on 13 December 1562 in Naples (Italy); cult confirmed on 05 December 1764;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God JOSÉ MARÍA GARCÍA LAHIGUERA, archbishop of Valencia  and founder of the Congregation of the Oblate Sisters of Christ the Priest; born on 09 March 1903 in Fitero, Navarra (Spain) and died on 14 July 1989 in Madrid (Spain);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MATHEW KADALIKKATTIL, priest of the eparchy of Palai and founder of the Sacred Heart Congregation; born on 25 April 1872 in Edappady, Kottayam (India) and died on 23 May 1935 in Palai, Kottayam (India);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God RAFFAELE DIMICCOLI, priest of the archdiocese of Trani-Barletta-Bisceglie; born on 12 October 1887 in Barletta, Bari (Italy) and died there on 05 April 1956;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ZOFIA CZESKA-MACIEJOWSKA, founder the Congregation of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary; born in 1584 in Budziszowice, Kazimierski (Poland)  and died in Kraków (Poland) on 01 April 1650;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ZEINAB ALIF (in religion: MARIA GIUSEPPINA BENVENUTI), professed religious of the Order of Saint Clare; born ca. 1845-46 somewhere in Kurdufan (Sudan) and died on 24 April 1926 in Serra de’Conti, Ancona (Italy);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God LAURA MEOZZI, professed religious of the Institute of Daughters of Mary, Help of Christians (Salesian Sisters); born on 05 January 1873 in Florence (Italy) and died on 30 August 1951 in Pogrzebień, Racibórz (Poland); and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God LUIGIA TINCANI, founder of the Union of Saint Catherine of Siena of the Missionaries of the School; born on 25 March 1889 in Chieti (Italy) and died on 31 May 1976 in Rome (Italy).

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

27/07/2011


Thirteen Decrees Promulgated

VATICAN CITY - Today, 02 April 2011, Pope Benedict XVI received in a private audience Angelo Cardinal Amato, sdb, prefect of the Congregation of the Causes of the Saints. During that audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate the following thirteen decrees regarding:

S. Morazzone C. Vismara E. Aiello M.D. Irigoyen E. Alfieri P.A. Toulorge F. Esteban Lacal

T. Kurialacherry

T.L. Châtillon M.C. Damato

M.D. Inglese

I. Stefani

B. Lehner

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God SERAFINO MORAZZONE, priest of the archdiocese of Milan; born on 01 February 1747 in Milan (Italy) and died on 13 April 1822 in Chiuso, Lecco (Italy); declared venerable on 17 December 2007;

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God CLEMENTE VISMARA, priest of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions; born on 06 September 1897 in Agrate Brianza, Milan (Italy) and died on 15 June 1988 in Mong Ping, Shan (Myanmar); declared venerable on 15 March 2008;

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God ELENA AIELLO, founder of Congregation of the Minim Sisters of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ; born on 10 April 1895 in Montalto Uffugo, Cosenza (Italy) and and died on 19 June 1961 in Rome (Italy); declared venerable on 22 January 1991;

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God MARÍA CATALINA IRIGOYEN ECHEGARAY (in religion: MARÍA DESPOSORIOS), professed religious of the Congregation of the Servants of Mary, Ministers of the Sick ; born on 25 November 1848 in Pamplona, Navarra (Spain) and died on 10 October 1918 in Madrid (Spain); declared venerable on 30 March 1981;

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable 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); declared venerable on 19 December 2009;

- the martyrdom of the Servant of God PIERRE-ADRIEN TOULORGE, professed priest of the Canons Regular of Prémontré (Premonstratensians); born on 04 May 1757 in Muneville-le-Bingard, Manche (France)  and killed in odium fidei on 13 October 1793 in Coutances, Manche (France);

- the martyrdom of the Servants of God FRANCISCO ESTEBAN LACAL, professed priest of the Congregation of Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate; born on 08 February 1888 in Soria (Spain) and killed in odium fidei on 28 November 1936 in Paracuellos de Jarama, Madrid (Spain); and 21 COMPANIONS from the Congregation of Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, along with CÁNDIDO CASTÁN SAN JOSÉ, layperson of the archdiocese of Madrid, married; who were killed in odium fidei during the religious persecution in the Spanish Civil War in 1936;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God THOMAS KURIALACHERRY, eparch of Changanacherry of the Syro-Malabarese and founder of the Sisters of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament; born on 14 January 1873 in Champakulam, Kerala (India) and died on 02 June 1925 in Rome (Italy);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ADOLPHE CHÂTILLON (in religion: THÉOPHANIUS-LÉO), professed religious of the Brothers of the Christian Schools; born on 31 October 1871 in Nicolet, Québec (Canada) and died on 28 April 1929 in Laval-des-Rapides, Québec (Canada);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God VINCENZA DAMATO (in religion: MARIA CHIARA OF SAINT THERESE OF THE CHILD JESUS), professed religious of the Order of Saint Clare; born on 11 November 1909 in Barletta, Bari (Italy) and died on 09 March 1948 in Bari (Italy);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God LIBERA ITALIA MARIA INGLESE (in religion: MARIA DOLORES OF THE REPARATION), professed religious of the Congregation of the Reparatrix Sisters, Servants of Mary; born on 16 December 1866 in Rovigo (Italy)  and died there on 29 December 1928;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God AURELIA MERCEDE STEFANI (in religion: IRENE), professed religious of the Institute of the Consolata Missionary Sisters; born on 22 August 1891 in Anfo, Brescia (Italy) and died on 31 October 1930 in Gikondi, Nyeri (Kenya); and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God BERNHARD LEHNER, child of the diocese of Regensburg; born on 04 January 1930 in Herrngiersdorf, Kelheim (Germany) and died on 24 January 1944 in Regensburg (Germany).

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

02/04/2011


Consistory Announced

VATICAN CITY - An ordinary public consistory will take place on 21 February, at 12 noon, during which Pope Benedict XVI will announce the date for the canonization of Blesseds:

  • GUIDO MARIA CONFORTI, archbishop of Parma and founder of the Pious Society of Saint Francis Xavier for Foreign Missions (Xaverian Missionaries);

  • LUIGI GUANELLA, priest and founder of the Congregation of the Servants of Charity (Guanellians) and of the Institute of the Daughters of Saint Mary of Providence; and,

  • BONIFACIA RODRÍGUEZ DE CASTRO, founder of the Congregation of the Missionary Daughters of Saint Joseph.

The ceremony will take place at the Consistory Hall of the Vatican Apostolic Palace.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

24/01/2011


NINE Decrees Promulgated

VATICAN CITY - Today, 14 January 2011, Pope Benedict XVI received in a private audience Angelo Cardinal Amato, sdb, prefect of the Congregation of the Causes of the Saints. During that audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate the following nine decrees regarding:

John Paul II A.M. Verna G. Toniolo M.J. Ivanišević

A. Franco

F.M. Jordan N. Baker F. Pérez-Manglano

F.P. de Jesus

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable 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); declared venerable on 19 December 2009;

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable 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); declared venerable on 19 December 2009;

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God GIUSEPPE TONIOLO, layperson of the diocese of Pisa; married; born on 07 March 1845 in Treviso (Italy) and and died on 07 October 1918 in Pisa (Italy); declared venerable on 14 June 1971;

- the martyrdom of the Servants of God KATA IVANIŠEVIĆ (in religion: MARIJA JULA), professed religious of the Institute of the Daughters of Divine Charity; born on 25 November 1893 in Odinjak, Požeško-Slavonska (Croatia); and 4 COMPANIONS from the Institute of the Daughters of Divine Charity,  who were killed in odium fidei between 15 and 23 December 1941 in Goražde, Bosansko-Podrinjski (Bosnia-Herzegovina);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ANTONIO FRANCO, ordinary of the territorial prelature of Santa Lucia del Mela; born on 26 September 1585 in Naples (Italy) and died on 02 September 1626 in Santa Lucia del Mela, Messina (Italy);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God JOHANN BAPTIST JORDAN (in religion: FRANZISKUS MARIA OF THE CROSS), priest and founder of the Society of the Divine Savior (Salvatorians) and of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Divine Savior; born on 16 June 1848 in Gurtweil, Waldshut-Tiengen (Germany) and died on 08 September 1918 in Tafers, Fribourg (Switzerland) ;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God NELSON BAKER, priest of the diocese of Buffalo; born on 16 February 1842 in Buffalo, New York (United States) and died on 29 July 1936 in Lackwanna (a.k.a. Limestone Hill), New York (United States);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God FAUSTINO PÉREZ-MANGLANO MAGRO, young layperson of the archdiocese of Valencia; postulant of the Society of Mary (Marianists); born on 04 August 1946 in Valencia (Spain) and died there on 03 March 1963; and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God FRANCISCA DE PAULA DE JESUS (NHÁ CHICA), layperson of the diocese of Campanha; born in 1810 in São João del Rei, Minas Gerais (Brazil) and died on 14 June 1895 in Baependi, Minas Gerais (Brazil).

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

14/01/2011


 

 


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