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~ News 2013 ~

CCS OFFICIALS CONFIRMED

VATICAN CITY - Today, 19 December 2013, the Holy Father confirmed His Eminence Angelo Cardinal Amato “donec aliter provideatur” in the role of prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

He also confirmed today Archbishop Marcello Bartolucci as secretary of the same dicastery.

The following cardinals and bishops were also confirmed as members of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints: Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne, Cardinal Ennio Antonelli, Cardinal Agostino Vallini, Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera, Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes, Cardinal Angelo Comastri, Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko, Cardinal Francesco Monterisi, Cardinal Kurt Koch, Cardinal Paolo Sardi, Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, Cardinal Manuel Monteiro de Castro, Cardinal Santos Abril y Castello, Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, Cardinal James Michael Harvey, Archbishop Felix del Blanco Prieto, Archbishop Fabio Berardo D'Onorio, Archbishop Giovanni Paolo Benotto, Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella, Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski, Archbishop Renato Boccardo, Bishop Lorenzo Chiarinelli, Bishop Marcello Semeraro, Bishop Lino Fumagalli, Bishop Paolino Schiavon, Bishop Antoni Stankiewicz, Bishop Gianfranco Girotti, Bishop Ambrogio Spreafico, Bishop Raffaello Martinell.

The Holy Father also confirmed the following as Consultors of the same dicastery: Bishop Sergio Pagano, Bishop Joaquin Alonso Pacheco, Rev. Francesco Asti, Rev. Nicola Bux, Rev. Alfonso C. Chacon Oreja, Mons. Lorenzo Dattrino, Rev. Miguel De Salis Amaral, Rev. Antonio Escudero Cabello, S.D.B., Fr. Maurizio Pietro Faggioni, O.F.M., Mons. Jair Ferreira Pena, Rev. Jesús Manuel García Gutiérrez, S.D.B., Fr. Wojciech Giertych, O.P., Fr. François-Marie Léthel, O.C.D., Fr. Mieczysław Lubomirski, S.J., Fr. Sabatino Majorano, C.SS.R., Fr. Germano Marani, S.J., Mons. Guido Mazzotta, Rev. Aimable Musoni, S.D.B., Fr. Stéphane Oppes, O.F.M., Fr. Adam Owczarski, C.SS.R., Mons. Mario Pangallo, Fr. Szczepan T. Pralkiewicz, O.C.D., Fr. Marek Adam Rostkowski, O.M.I., Fr. Felice Ruffini, M.I., Mons. Erich Schmid, Fr. Zbigniew Suchecki, O.F.M. Conv.; Fr. Damian Jan Synowiec, O.F.M. Conv., Fr. Mihály Szentmártoni, S.J., Mons. Francesco Maria Tasciotti; Fr. Angelo Giuseppe Urru, O.P., Rev. Filippo Urso; Fr. Alberto Valentini, S.M.M., Fr. Adam Wolanin, S.J., Fr. Alfonso Amarante, C.SS.R., Sr. Albarosa Ines Bassani, S.D.V.I., Professor Pietro Borzomati, Fr. Marcel Chappin, S.J., Mons. Luis Manuel Cuña Ramos, Fr. Fidel González Fernández, M.C.C.J., Dr. Johan Ickx, Mons. Wilhelm Imkamp, Fr. Gabriele Ingegneri, O.F.M. Cap., Fr. Marek Inglot, S.J., Fr. Carlo Longo, O.P., Sr. Grazia Loparco, F.M.A., Dr. Christoph Ludwig, Fr. Luigi Nuovo, C.M., Prof. Ulderico Parente, Dr. Gaetano Passarelli, Prof. Francesco Ricciardi Celsi, Rev. Giorgio Rossi, S.D.B. and Mons. Mario Sensi.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

19/12/2013


Equipollent Canonization AND THREE decrees PROMULGATED

VATICAN CITY - At noontime today, 17 December 2013, His Holiness Pope Francis received in audience Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

In the course of the Audience, the Holy Father welcomed the report of the Cardinal Prefect and authorized the extension of the liturgical cultus of Blessed PIERRE FAVRE, professed priest of the Society of Jesus [born on 13 April  1506 in Le Villaret, Saint Jean-de-Sixt, Haute-Savoie (France) and died on 01 August 1546 in Rome (Italy)], to the universal Church, inscribing him in the catalogue of saints.

At the same time, the Holy Father authorized the promulgation of decrees concerning the following causes:

P. Favre M.T. Demjanovich M. Herranz J. Ciesielski

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God TERESA DEMJANOVICH (in religion: MIRIAM TERESA), professed religious of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth; born on 26 March 1901 in Bayonne, New Jersey (United States of America) and died on 08 May 1927 in Convent Station, New Jersey (United States of America); declared venerable on 10 May 2012;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MANUEL HERRANZ ESTABLÉS, priest of the archdiocese of Madrid and founder of the Religious Handmaids of Our Lady of Sorrows; born on 01 January 1880 in Campillo de Dueñas, Guadalajara (Spain)  and died on 29 June 1968 in Madrid (Spain); and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God JERZY CIESIELSKI, layperson of the diocese of Kraków and father of a family; born on 12 February 1929 in Kraków (Poland) and died on 09 October 1970 on the Nile River (Egypt).

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

17/12/2013


TWELVE DECREES PROMULGATED

VATICAN CITY - Today, 09 December 2013, His Holiness Pope Francis received in audience Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. In the course of the Audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate twelve decrees concerning:

G. Franchi M. Vergara I. Ngei Ko Lat M. Garrigou C. Fuhl M. Marton R. Bottegal

R. Cadron-Jetté M. Gay Tibau O. Bonaldo O. Mezzini S. Rivata R. Cordero Molina

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Giovannina Franchi, founder of the Nursing Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows; born on 24 June 1807 in Como (Italy) and died there on 23 February 1872; declared venerable on 20 December 2012;

- the martyrdom of the Servants of God MARIO VERGARA, priest of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions; born on 16 November 1910 in Frattamaggiore, Naples (Italy); and ISIDORE NGEI KO LAT, layperson of the diocese of Loikaw and catechist; born ca. 1920 in in Ahtet Tawpon, Kayin (Myanmar); killed in odium fidei on 24 May 1950 in Shadaw, Kayah (Myanmar);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MAURICE-MARIE-MATHIEU GARRIGOU, priest of the archdiocese of Tolouse and founder of the Institute of the Sisters of Our Lady of Compassion; born on 21 September 1766 in Gudanes, Ariège (France) and died on 27 September 1852 in Toulouse, Haute-Garonne (France);;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God VINZENZ FUHL (in religion: CLEMENS), professed priest of the Order of Saint Augustine; born on 18 June 1874 in Aidhausen, Hassberge (Germany) and died on 31 March 1935 in La Paz (Bolivia);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARTON BOLDIZSÁR (in religion: MARCELL OF THE VIRGIN OF CARMEL), professed priest of the Order of Discalced Carmelites; born on 09 September 1877 in Zalakomár (a.k.a. Kiskomárom), Zala (Hungary) and died on 29 May 1966 in Budapest (Hungary);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ROMANO BOTTEGAL, professed priest of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (Trappists); born on 28 December 1921 in San Donato di Lamon, Belluno (Italy) and died on 19 February 1978 in Beirut (Lebanon);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ROSALIE CADRON-JETTÉ (in religion: MÈRE OF THE NATIVITY), founder of the Institute of the Misericordia Sisters; born on 27 January 1794 in Lavaltrie, Québec (Canada) and died on 05 April 1864 in Montréal , Québec (Canada);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA ROSA TERESA GAY TIBAU, founder of the Institute of the Religious of Saint Joseph of Girona; born on 24 October 1813 in Llagostera, Girona (Spain) and died on 18 March 1884 in Girona (Spain);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA OLIVA BONALDO (in religion: MARIA OLIVA OF THE MYSTICAL BODY), founder of the Institute of the Daughters of the Church; born on 26 March 1893 in Castelfranco Veneto, Treviso (Italy) and died on 09 July 1976 in Rome (Italy);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ORSOLA MEZZINI, professed religious and superior general of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Little Mission for the Deaf-Mute; born on 12 December 1853 in Monghidoro, Bologna (Italy) and died in 23 March 1919 in Bologna (Italy);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ORSOLA MARIA RIVATA (in religion: MARIA SCOLASTICA OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE), professed religious and first superior general of the Sister Disciples of the Divine Master; born on 12 July 1897 in Guarene, Cuneo (Italy) and died on 24 March 1987 in Sanfré, Cuneo (Italy); and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God RAFAEL CORDERO MOLINA, layperson of the archdiocese of San Juan de Puerto Rico; born on 24 October 1790 in San Juan (Puerto Rico) and died there on 05 July 1868.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

09/12/2013


FOUR DECREES PROMULGATED

VATICAN CITY - Today, 31 October 2013, during a private audience with Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Pope Francis authorized the Congregation to promulgate the following four decrees:

A. Durcovici N. Nagle C. Bottego O. Gugelmo

- the martyrdom of the Servant of God ANTON DURCOVICI, bishop of Iaşi; born on 17 May 1888 in Altenburg, Horn (Austria) and killed in odium fidei on 21 December 1951 in Sighetu Marmaţiei, Maramureş (Romania);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God HONORA “NANO” NAGLE (in religion: SAINT JOHN OF GOD), founder of the Union of Presentation Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary; born in 1718 in Ballygriffin, Cork (Ireland) and died on 26 April 1784 in Cork (Ireland);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God CELESTINA BOTTEGO, founder of the Xaverian Missionary Sisters, Society of Mary; born on 20 December 1895 in Glendale, Ohio (United States) and died on 20 August 1980 in Parma (Italy); and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God OLGA GUGELMO (in religion: OLGA OF THE MOTHER OF GOD), professed religious of the Congregation of the Daughters of the Church; born on 10 May 1910 in Pojana Maggiore, Vicenza (Italy) and died on 11 April 1980 in Mestre, Venice (Italy).

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

01/11/2013


Equipollent Canonization AND SEVEN decrees PROMULGATED

VATICAN CITY - On 9 October 2013, the Holy Father Francis, welcomed the report of His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Amato SDB, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, and authorized the extension of the liturgical cultus of Blessed ANGELA OF FOLIGNO, layperson of the diocese of Foligno and member of the Secular Franciscan Order [born around 1248 in Foligno, Perugia (Italy) and died there on 04 January 1309], to the universal Church, inscribing her in the catalogue of saints.

At the same time, the Holy Father authorized the promulgation of decrees concerning the following causes:

A. of Foligno A. Marchetti A. Ronconi P. Del Corona

E. Turgeon M. Wilson E. Giorgi A. Giordani

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable 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 on 01 July 1948 in São Paulo (Brazil); declared venerable on 19 December 2011;

- the heroic virtues of Blessed AMATO RONCONI, layperson of the diocese of Rimini and member of the Secular Franciscan Order, founder of the Hospital-Hospice for Poor Pilgrims of Saludecio (now known as the Beato Amato Ronconi Nursing Home); born around 1225 in Saludecio, Rimini (Italy) and died around 1292 in Rimini (Italy); cult confirmed on 17 April 1776;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Pio Alberto Del Corona, titular archbishop of Sardica, bishop emeritus of San Miniato, and founder of the Congregation of the Dominican Sisters of the Holy Spirit; born on 05 July 1837 in Livorno (Italy) and died there on 15 August 1912 in Florence (Italy);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIE-ÉLISABETH TURGEON, founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Rosary; born on 07 February 1840 in Beaumont, Québec (Canada) and died on 17 August 1881 in Rimouski, Québec (Canada);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARY JANE WILSON (in religion: MARIA OF SAINT FRANCIS), founder of the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Victory; born on 03 October 1840 in Hurryhur, Mysore, Karnātaka (India ) and died on 18 October 1916 in Câmara de Lobos, Funchal Madeira (Portugal);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ANGELA GIORGI (in religion: MARIA ELEONORA), professed religious of the Congregation of the Sisters Servants of Our Lady of Sorrows of Florence; born on 16 January 1882 in Coniale di Scheggiano, Firenzuola, Florence (Italy) and died on 06 November 1945 in Florence (Italy); and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ATTILIO GIORDANI, layperson of the archdiocese of Milan; married; member of the Association of Salesian Cooperators; born on 03 February 1913 in Milan (Italy) and died on 08 December 1972 in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul (Brazil).

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

10/10/2013


ORDINARY PUBLIC CONSISTORY

VATICAN CITY - At 10:00 a.m., in the Consistory Hall of the Vatican Apostolic Palace, during the celebration of midday prayers, Pope Francis held an ordinary public consistory for the canonization of Blesseds:

  • JOHN XXIII, pope

  • JOHN PAUL II, pope

During the Consistory, the Holy Father decreed that the canonization ceremony for Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II will take place on Sunday, 27 April 2014, the Second Sunday of Easter and Divine Mercy Sunday.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

30/09/2013


POPE FRANCIS APPROVES VOTE ON CANONIZATION OF BLESSED JOHN XXIII

VATICAN CITY - This morning, 05 July 2013, Pope Francis approved the votes in favor of the canonization of Blessed John XXIII (Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli) made by the Ordinary Session of the Cardinals and Bishops of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints on 02 July 2013.

The Vatican Radio reported on the press briefing of Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ, the Director of the Holy See Press Office, about this papal decision:

"This slightly unusual gesture was explained by Fr. Lombardi who told journalists that despite the absence of a second miracle it was the Pope’s will that the Sainthood of the great Pope of the Second Vatican Council be recognized.

Fr. Lombardi stated that a canonization without a second miracle is still valid, given that there is already the existing miracle that led to Pope Roncalli’s beatification. He also pointed to ongoing discussions among theologians and experts about whether it is necessary to have two distinct miracles for beatification and canonization. Certainly, he added the Pope has the power to dispense with the second miracle in a Cause."

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

05/07/2013


TWELVE DECREES PROMULGATED

VATICAN CITY - This morning, 05 July 2013, the Holy Father received in audience Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, and authorized the promulgation of decrees concerning the following causes:

John Paul II A. Portillo M. E. Alhama J. Guardiet M. Iñiguez F. Velasco M.A. González

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of Blessed John Paul II (Karol Wojtyła), pope; born on 18 May 1920 in Wadowice (Poland) and died on 02 April 2005 in Rome (Italy); beatified on 01 May 2011;

- a miracle, attributed to the Servant of God ÁLVARO DEL PORTILLO DÍEZ DE SOLLANO, bishop of the personal prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei; born on 11 March 1914 in Madrid (Spain) and died on 23 March 1994 in Rome (Italy); declared venerable on 28 June 2012;

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God María Josefa Alhama Valera (in religion: María ESperanza of Jesus), foundress of the Congregations of the Handmaids of Merciful Love and the Sons of Merciful Love; born on 30 September 1893 in Santomera, Murcia (Spain) and died on 08 February 1983 in Collevalenza, Perugia (Italy); declared venerable on 23 April 2002;

- the martyrdom of the Servant of God JOSEP GUARDIET PUJOL, priest of the archdiocese of Barcelona; born on 21 June 1879 in Manlleu, Barcelona (Spain) and killed in odium fidei on 03 August 1936 in Barcelona (Spain);

- the martyrdom of the Servants of God ALEJANDRO IÑIGUEZ DE HEREDIA ALZOLA (in religion: MAURICIO) and 23 COMPANIONS, professed religious and priests of the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God; killed in odium fidei between 1936 and 1937 in the religious persecution during the Spanish Civil War;

- the martyrdom of the Servants of God FORTUNATO VELASCO TOBAR and 13 COMPANIONS, priests and brothers of the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians); killed in odium fidei in 1934 and 1936 in the religious persecution during the Spanish Civil War;

- the martyrdom of the Servants of God JULIANA GONZÁLEZ TRUJILLANO (in religion: MARÍA ASUMPTA) and 2 COMPANIONS, professed religious of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Mother of the Divine Shepherd; killed in odium fidei in 1936 in the religious persecution during the Spanish Civil War;

N. D'Onofrio B.F. Fromental M.I. Caldeira M.C. Rendiles G. Lazzati

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God NICOLA D’ONOFRIO, professed cleric of the Order of Clerics Regular Ministers of the Sick (Camillians); born on 24 March 1943 in Villamagna, Chieti (Italy) and died on 12 June 1964 in Rome (Italy);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God JEAN-PROSPER FROMENTAL CAYROCHE (in religion: BERNARDO FELIPE), professed religious of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (De La Salle Brothers) and founder of the Guadalupan Sisters of de La Salle; born on 27 June 1895 in Chauvets, Lozère (France) and died on 05 December 1978 in Mexico City (Mexico);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA ISABEL PICÃO CALDEIRA CARNEIRO (in religion: MARIA ISABEL OF THE HOLY TRINITY), founder of the Conceptionist Sisters at the Service of the Poor; born on 01 February 1889 in Monte do Torrão, Santa Eulália, Évora (Portugal) and died in Elvas, Évora (Portugal) on 03 July 1962;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God CARMEN ELENA RENDILES MARTÍNEZ (in religion: MARÍA CARMEN), founder of the Servants of Jesus of Caracas; born on 11 August 1903 in Caracas (Venezuela) and died there on 09 May 1977; and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God GIUSEPPE LAZZATI, layperson of the archdiocese of Milan and founder of Secular Institute of Christ the King; born on 22 June 1909 in Milan (Italy) and died there on 18 May 1986.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

05/07/2013


EIGHT DECREES PROMULGATed

VATICAN CITY - Today, 03 June 2013, Pope Francis authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate the following eight decrees regarding:

M. Palazuelos J. Vilaregut C. González A. Arambarri

J .de Oliveira N. Mazza C. Crostarosa T. Toda Juncosa

- the martyrdom of the Servants of God ABEL ÁNGEL PALAZUELOS MARURI (in religion: MAURO) and 17 COMPANIONS, professed priests and religious of the Order of Saint Benedict; killed in odium fidei in 1936 in the religious persecution during the Spanish Civil War;

- the martyrdom of the Servants of God JOAN VILAREGUT FARRÉ (in religion: JOAN OF JESUS), and 3 COMPANIONS, professed priests and religious of the Order of Discalced Carmelites, along with PAU SEGALÀ SOLÉ, priest of the diocese of Urgell; killed in odium fidei in 1936 in the religious persecution during the Spanish Civil War;

- the martyrdom of the Servants of God CASIMIRO GONZÁLEZ GARCÍA (in religion: CRISANTO), BALDOMER BARÓ RIERA (in religion: AQUIL.LI), JULIÁN IGLESIAS BAÑUELOS (in religion: CIPRIANO JOSÉ) and 63 COMPANIONS, professed religious of the Marist Brothers of the Schools, along with 2 layperson; killed in odium fidei between 1936 and 1939 in the religious persecution during the Spanish Civil War;

- the martyrdom of the Servants of God CLEMENTINA ARAMBARRI FUENTE (in religion: AURELIA), and 3 COMPANIONS, professed religious of the Servants of Mary, Ministers of the Sick; killed in odium fidei in 1936 in the religious persecution during the Spanish Civil War;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God JOÃO DE OLIVEIRA MATOS, titular bishop of Aureliopolis in Lydia and auxiliary bishop of Guarda, and founder of the Association of the League of the Servants of Jesus; born on 01 March 1879 in Valverde, Fundão, Castelo Branco (Portugal) and died on 29 August 1962 in Guarda (Portugal);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God NICOLA MAZZA, priest of the diocese of Verona and founder of several institutes of education; born on 10 March 1790 in Verona (Italy) and died there on 02 August 1865;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God GIULIA CROSTAROSA (in religion: MARIA CELESTE OF THE HOLY REDEEMER), founder of the Order of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptoristine Nuns); born on 31 October 1696 in Naples (Italy) and died on 14 September 1755 in Foggia (Italy); and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God TERESA TODA JUNCOSA (in religion: TERESA OF SAINT JOSEPH), cofounder of the Teresian Carmelite Sisters of Saint Joseph; born on 19 August 1826 in Riudecanyes, Tarragona (Spain) and died on 30 July 1898 in Barcelona (Spain).

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

03/06/2013


FOUR DECREES PROMULGATED

VATICAN CITY - Yesterday evening, 02 May 2013, the Holy Father received in audience Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. During the course of the audience the pontiff authorized the dicastery to promulgate the following four decrees regarding:

M.C. di Savoia M. Bolognesi J. Rosellò T. Kierocińska

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God MARIA CRISTINA DI SAVOIA, young layperson of the archdiocese of Naples; married; queen of the Two Sicilies; born on 14 November 1812 in Cagliari (Italy) and died on 31 January 1836 in Naples (Italy); declared venerable on 06 May 1937;

- a miracle, attributed to the Servant of God MARIA BOLOGNESI, layperson of the diocese of Adria-Rovigo; born on 21 October 1924 in Bosaro, Rovigo (Italy) and died on 30 January 1980 in Rovigo (Italy); declared venerable on 10 May 2012;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God JOAQUIM ROSELLÓ FERRÁ, priest and founder of the Congregation of the Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary of Mallorca; born on 28 June 1833 in Palma de Mallorca, Islas Baleares (Spain) and died there on 20 December 1909; and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God JANINA KIEROCIŃSKA (in religion: MARIA TERESA OF SAINT JOSEPH), founder of the Congregation of the Carmelite Sisters of the Child Jesus; born on 14 June 1885 in Wieluń, Łódzkie (Poland) and died on 12 July 1946 in Sosnowiec, Śląskie (Poland).

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

03/05/2013


SIXTEEN DECREES PROMULGATED

VATICAN CITY - Yesterday, 27 March 2013, the Holy Father received in audience Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. During the course of the audience the pontiff authorized the dicastery to promulgate the following sixteen decrees regarding:

M.T. Bonzel M. Basulto J.M. Moro V. Ghika

J. Jovaní

A. González-Díez G. Girotti Sándor I.

R. Rivi

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God REGINA CHRISTINE WILHELMINE BONZEL (in religion: MARIA THERESIA), founder of the Institute of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration; born on 17 September 1830 in Olpe, Arnsberg (Germany) and died there on 06 February 1905; declared venerable on 27 March 2010;

- the martyrdom of the Servants of God MANUEL BASULTO JIMÉNEZ, bishop of Jaén, and 5 COMPANIONS, from the clergy and lay faithful of the diocese of Jaén; killed in odium fidei between 1936 and 1937 in the religious persecution during the Spanish Civil War;

- the martyrdom of the Servants of God JOSÉ MAXIMO MORO BRIZ and 4 COMPANIONS, from the clergy and lay faithful of the diocese of Ávila; killed in odium fidei in 1936 in the religious persecution during the Spanish Civil War;

- the martyrdom of the Servant of God vLADIMIR GHIKA, priest of the archdiocese of Bucharest; born on 13 May 1920 in 25 December 1873 in Istanbul (Turkey) and killed in odium fidei on 16 May 1954 in Bucharest (Croatia);

- the martyrdom of the Servants of God JOAQUÍN JOVANÍ MARÍN and 14 COMPANIONS, priests from the Society of the Diocesan Laborer Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus; killed in odium fidei between 1936 and 1938 in the religious persecution during the Spanish Civil War;

- the martyrdom of the Servants of God MIGUEL FRANCISCO GONZÁLEZ-DÍEZ GONZÁLEZ-NÚÑEZ (in religion: ANDRÉS FROM PALAZUELO)and 31 COMPANIONS, professed priests and religious of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin; killed in odium fidei between 1936 and 1937 in the religious persecution during the Spanish Civil War;

- the martyrdom of the Servant of God GIUSEPPE GIROTTI, professed priest of Order of Preachers (Dominicans); born on 19 July 1905 in Alba, Cuneo (Italy) and killed in odium fidei on 01 April 1945 in Dachau, Oberbayern (Germany);

- the martyrdom of the Servant of God SÁNDOR ISTVÁN, professed religious of the Society of St. Francis de Sales (Salesians of Don Bosco); born on 13 May 1920 in 26 October 1914 in Szolnok, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok (Hungary) and killed in odium fidei on 08 June 1953 in Budapest (Hungary);

- the martyrdom of the Servant of God ROLANDO RIVI, seminarian of the diocese of Reggio Emilia-Guastalla; born on 07 January 1931 in San Valentino Castellarano, Reggio Emilia (Italy) and killed in odium fidei on 13 April 1945 in Piani di Monchio, Modena (Italy);

E. Mozas M. Aparici M. Lira G. Fontanarosa O. Marella A. Kowalczyk S. Cardoso

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ELADIO MOZAS SANTAMERA, priest of the archdiocese of Madrid and founder of the Josephite Sisters of the Holy Trinity; born on 18 February 1837 in Miedes de Atienza, Guadalajara (Spain) and died on 18 March in Plasencia, Cáceres (Spain);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MANUEL APARICI NAVARRO, priest of the archdiocese of Marid; born on 11 December 1902 in Madrid (Spain) in Madrid (Spain) and died there on 28 August 1964;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MOISÉS LIRA SERAFIN, professed priest of the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit; and founder of , Missionaries of Charity of Mary Immaculate; born on 16 September 1893 in Tlatempa, Zacatlán, Puebla (Mexico) and died on 25 June 1950 in Mexico City (Mexico);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ANGELO FONTANAROSA (in religion, GENEROSO OF THE CRUCIFIED), professed priest of the Congregation of the Passion (Passionists); born on 06 November 1881 in Vetralla, Viterbo (Italy) and died on 09 January 1966 in Mascalucia, Catania (Italy);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God OLINTO MARELLA, priest of the archdiocese of Bologna; born on 14 June 1882 in Pallestrina, Venice (Italy) and died on 06 September 1969 in San Lazzaro di Savena, Bologna (Italy);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ANTONI KOWALCZYK, professed religious of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate; born on 16 September 1893 in Dzierżanów, Krotoszyn (Poland) and died on 10 July 1947 in Saint-Albert, Alberta (Canada); and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God SÍLVIA CARDOSO FERREIRO DA SILVA, lay faith of the diocese of Porto; born on 26 July 1882 in Paços de Ferreira, Porto (Portugal) and died 02 November 1950 in Paços de Ferreira, Porto (Portugal).

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

28/03/2013


ORDINARY PUBLIC CONSISTORY

VATICAN CITY - At 11:00 a.m., in the Consistory 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:

  • ANTONIO PRIMALDO AND COMPANIONS, martyrs;

  • LAURA OF SAINT CATHERINE OF SIENA MONTOYA UPEGUI, founder of the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Virgin Mary and Saint Catherine of Siena; and,

  • MARÍA GUADALUPE GARCÍA ZAVALA, cofounder of the Handmaids of Saint Margaret Mary and of the Poor.

The Holy Father decreed that the canonization ceremony for these Blesseds will take place on Sunday, 12 October 2013.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

11/02/2013


 

 


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