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~ News 2014 ~

EIGHT DECREES Promulgated

VATICAN CITY - Yesterday, 06 December 2014, Pope Francis received in a private audience Angelo Cardinal Amato, sdb, prefect of the Congregation of the Causes of the Saints, and authorized the Congregation to promulgate the following eight decrees regarding:

E. de Villeneuve M. Danil Ghaţţas M. Bawārdī C. Prestigiacomo M. Séiquer V. Hasmandová P. Fernández E. Tasca

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of Blessed ÉMILIE DE VILLENEUVE, founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Immaculate Conception; born on 09 March 1811 in Toulouse, Haute-Garonne (France) and died on 02 October 1854 in Castres, Tarn (France); beatified on 05 July 2009;

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of Blessed 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); beatified on 22 November 2009;

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of Blessed MARYAM BĀWARDĪ [BAOUARDY] (in religion: MARIE OF JESUS CRUCIFIED), professed nun of the Order of Discalced Carmelites; born on 05 January 1846 in I’billin (a.k.a. Abilene), Hazafon (Israel) and died on 26 August 1878 in Bethlehem, West Bank (Israel/Palestine); beatified on 13 November 1983;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God FRANCESCA PAOLA PRESTIGIACOMO (in religion: CARMELA OF JESUS), founder of the Institute of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of of Jesus of the Incarnate Word; born on 15 October 1858 in Palermo (Italy) and died on 14 December 1948 in Rome;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARÍA SÉIQUER GAYÁ, founder of the Apostolic Sisters of Christ Crucified; born on 12 April 1891 in Murcia (Spain) and died there on 17 July 1975;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ANTONIE HASMANDOVÁ (in religion: MARIE VOJTĚCHA), professed religious of the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy of Saint Charles Borromeo; superior general; born on 25 March 1914 in Huštěnovice, Uherské Hradiště (Czech Republic) and died on 21 January 1988 in Znojmo-Hradiště, Znojmo (Czech Republic);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God PRAXEDES FERNÁNDEZ GARCÍA de FERNÁNDEZ, layperson of the diocese of Oviedo; married; member of the Lay Fraternities of Saint Dominic (a.k.a. Third Order of Saint Dominic); born on 21 July 1886 in Puente la Luisa, Sueros, Asturias (Spain) and died on 06 October 1936 in Oviedo, Asturias (Spain); and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ELISABETTA TASCA SERENA, layperson of the diocese of Vicenza; married; born on 24 April 1899 in San Zenone degli Ezzelini, Treviso (Italy) and died on 03 November 1978 in Vò di Brendola, Vicenza (Italy).

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

07/12/2014


EIGHT DECREES Promulgated

VATICAN CITY - Yesterday, 07 November 2014, Pope Francis received in a private audience Angelo Cardinal Amato, sdb, prefect of the Congregation of the Causes of the Saints, and authorized the Congregation to promulgate the following eight decrees regarding:

F. Valdés I. Gregori R. Calcagno J. Sullivan P. Sauter J. Mance M. Robin S. Dissegna

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Maximiano Valdés Subercaseaux (in religion: Francisco from San Miguel de Santiago), professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin; bishop of Osorno; born on 23 September 1908 in San Miguel, Santiago (Chile) and died on 04 January 1982 in Pucón, Cautín (Chile);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ALFRED GREGORI (in religion: ILDEBRANDO), professed priest of the Sylvestrine Congregation of the Order of Saint Benedict; abbot general; founder of the Congregation of the Benedictine Reparatrix Sisters of the Holy Face; born on 08 May 1894 in Poggio Cinolfo, L’Aquila (Italy) and died on 12 November 1985 in Rome (Italy);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God RAIMUNDO CALCAGNO, priest of the Congregation of the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri; born on 17 April 1888 in Chioggia, Venice (Italy) and died there on 18 July 1964;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God JOHN SULLIVAN, professed priest of the Society of Jesus; born on 08 May 1861 in Dublin (Ireland) and died there on 19 February 1933;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God PELÁGIO SAUTER, professed priest of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists); born on 09 November 1878 in Hausen am Tann, Zollernalbkreis (Germany) and died on 23 November 1961 in Campinas, Goiânia (Brazil);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God JEANNE MANCE, layperson of the archdiocese of Montréal ; founder of the Hôtel-Dieu Hospital; born on 11 November 1606 in Langres, Haute-Marne (France) and died there on 18 June 1673 in Montréal, Québec (Canada);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARTHE-LOUISE ROBIN, layperson of the diocese of Valence; founder of the Association of the Foyers of Charity; born on 13 March 1902 in Châteauneuf-de-Galaure, Drôme (France) and died there on 06 February 1981; and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God SILVIO DISSEGNA, child of the archdiocese of Turin; born on 01 July 1967 in Moncalieri, Turin (Italy) and died on 24 September 1979 in Poirino, Turin (Italy).

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

08/11/2014


ORDINARY PUBLIC CONSISTORY

VATICAN CITY - This morning, 20 October 2014, at 9:00 a.m., in the New Synod Hall, Pope Francis held an ordinary public consistory during the celebration of midmorning prayers for the canonization of Blesseds:

  • Joseph Vaz, priest of the Congregation of the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri, founder of the Oratory of the Holy Cross of Miracles in Goa; and,

  • ADELAIDE BRANDO (in religion: MARIA CRISTINA OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION), founder of the Congregation of the Oblation Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament.

The Holy Father decreed that Blessed Joseph Vaz will be inscribed in the book of Saints on 14 January 2015. The date of the canonization of Blessed Maria Cristina of the Immaculate Conception is still to be determined.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

20/10/2014


THREE DECREES PromulgatED AND VOTES FOR CANONIZATION APPROVED

VATICAN CITY - Today, 17 September 2014, Pope Francis 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 for the Causes of Saints to promulgate the following three decrees regarding:

M.C. Brando J. Vaz P. del Corona E. Turgeon

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of Blessed ADELAIDE BRANDO (in religion: MARIA CRISTINA OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION), founder of the Congregation of the Oblation Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament; born on 01 May 1856 in Naples (Italy) and died on 20 January 1906 in Casoria, Naples (Italy); beatified on 27 April 2003;

-  a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable 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); heroic virtues confirmed on 09 October 2013; and,

 a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable 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); heroic virtues confirmed on 09 October 2013.  

The Pope has also approved the votes made by the Ordinary Session of the Cardinals and Bishops of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in favor of the canonization of Blessed Joseph Vaz, priest of the Congregation of the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri, founder of the Oratory of the Holy Cross of Miracles;  born on 21 April 1651 in Benaulin, Goa (India) and died on 17 January 1711 in Kandy, Central (Sri Lanka); beatified on 21 January 1995.

Finally, His Holiness has decided to convene soon a consistory for the canonization of Blesseds Joseph Vaz and Maria Cristina of the Immaculate Conception.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

17/09/2014


Seven DECREES Promulgated

VATICAN CITY - Yesterday, 08 July 2014, Pope Francis received in a private audience Angelo Cardinal Amato, sdb, prefect of the Congregation of the Causes of the Saints, and authorized the Congregation to promulgate the following seven decrees regarding:

A. Viçoso S. López Novoa A. Arribat M.V. Leeves E. Da Persico G. Fontana M. Candia

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ANTÔNIO FERREIRA VIÇOSO, priest of the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians); bishop of Mariana; born on 13 May 1787 in Peniche, Lisbon (Portugal) and died on 07 July 1875 in Mariana, Minas Gerais (Brazil) ;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God SATURNINO LÓPEZ NOVOA, priest of the archdiocese of Valencia; cofounder of the Little Sisters of the Abandoned Elderly; born on 29 November 1830 in Sigüenza, Guadalajara (Spain) and died on 12 March 1905 in Huesca (Spain);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God AUGUSTE ARRIBAT, professed priest of the Salesian Society of Don Bosco; born on 17 December 1879 in Trédou, Aveyron (France) and died on 11 March 1963 in La Navarre, La Crau, Var (France);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God SOPHIA LEEVES (in religion: MARIE-VERONIQUE OF THE PASSION), professed religious of the Order of Discalced Carmelites; founder of the Institute of the Apostolic Carmel; born on 01 October 1823 in Istanbul (a.k.a. Constantinople) (Turkey) and died on 16 November 1906 in Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantique (France);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ELENA DA PERSICO, founder of the Secular Institute of the Daughters of the Queen of the Apostles; born on 17 July 1869 in Affi, Verona (Italy) and died there on 28 June 1948;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA CARLOTTA FONTANA (in religion: GAETANA OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT), professed religious of the Congregation of the Poor Daughters of Saint Cajetan; first superior general; born on 11 January 1870 in Pancalieri, Turin (Italy) and died there on 25 March 1935; and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARCELLO CANDIA, layperson of the archdiocese of Milan; born on 27 July 1916 in Portici, Naples (Italy) and died on 31 August 1983 in Milan (Italy).

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

09/07/2014


EIGHT DECREES Promulgated

VATICAN CITY - At noontime yesterday, 12 June 2014, Pope Francis received in a private audience Angelo Cardinal Amato, sdb, prefect of the Congregation of the Causes of the Saints, and authorized the Congregation to promulgate the following eight decrees regarding:

L. Cestac I. Stefani L. Savaré E. Reffo M. Taylor M.G. Scandola I. Mela U. Mori

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God LOUIS-ÉDOUARD CESTAC, priest of the diocese of Bayonne and founder of the Institute of the Servants of Mary; born on 06 January 1801 in Bayonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques (France) and died on 27 March 1868 in Anglet, Pyrénées-Atlantiques (France); heroic virtues confirmed on 13 November 1976;

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of Venerable 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); heroic virtues confirmed on 02 April 2011;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God LUIGI SAVARÉ, priest of the diocese of Lodi; born on 15 August 1878 in Cremona (Italy) and died on 22 March 1949 in Lodi (Italy);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God EUGENIO REFFO, cofounder and professed priest of the Congregation of Saint Joseph; born on 02 January 1843 in Turin (Italy) and died there on 09 May 1925;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God FRANCES MARGARET TAYLOR (in religion: MARY MAGDALEN OF THE SACRED HEART), founder of the Poor Servants of the Mother of God; born on 20 January 1832 in Stoke Rochford, Lincolnshire, England (United Kingdom) and died on 09 June 1900 in London, England (United Kingdom);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA TERESA SCANDOLA (in religion: MARIA GIUSEPPA), professed religious of the Combini Missionary Sisters; born on 06 January 1849 in Bosco Chiesanuova, Verona (Italy) and died on 01 September 1903 in Lul, Malakāl (South Sudan);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ITALA MELA, layperson of the diocese of La Spezia and Oblate of Saint Benedict of the Monastery of Saint Paul-outside-the-Walls; born on 28 August 1904 in La Spezia (Italy) and died there on 29 April 1957; and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God UMBERTO MORI, layperson of the archdiocese of Modena-Nonantola; married; born on 28 January 1926 in Modena (Italy) and died on 06 September 1989 in Pavia (Italy).

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

13/06/2014


ORDINARY PUBLIC CONSISTORY

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

  • GIOVANNI ANTONIO FARINA, bishop of Vicenza and founder of the Institute of the Sisters of Saint Dorothy, Daughters of the Sacred Hearts;

  • KURIAKOSE ELIAS CHAVARA (in religion: KURIAKOSE OF THE HOLY FAMILY), cofounder and professed priest of the Congregation of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate and founder of the Congregation of the Mother of Carmel;

  • ARCANGELO PALMENTIERI (in religion: LUDOVICO FROM CASORIA) professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor and founder of the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of Saint Elizabeth (“Bigie”);

  • GIOVANNI BATTISTA SAGGIO (in religion: NICOLA FROM LONGOBARDI), professed oblate of the Order of Minims;

  • ROSa ELUVATHINGAL (in religion: EUPHRASIA OF THE SACRED HEART), professed religious of the Congregation of the Mother of Carmel; and,

  • 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).

The Holy Father decreed that the canonization ceremony for these Blesseds will take place on 23 November 2014, the feast of Christ the King.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

12/06/2014


FIVE DECREES Promulgated

VATICAN CITY - At noontime yesterday, 09 May 2014, Pope Francis received in a private audience Angelo Cardinal Amato, sdb, prefect of the Congregation of the Causes of the Saints, and authorized the Congregation to promulgate the following five decrees regarding:

Paul VI L. Caburlotto G. Abbondo J. Alegre C. Carré

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God PaUL VI (Giovanni Battista Montini), supreme pontiff; born on 26 September 1897 in Concesio, Brescia (Italy) and died on 06 August 1978 in Castelgandolfo, Rome (Italy); heroic virtues confirmed on 20 December 2012;

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of Venerable Servant of God LUIGI CABURLOTTO, priest of the archdiocese of Venice and founder of the Institute of the Daughters of Saint Joseph; born on 07 June 1817 in Venice (Italy) and died there on 09 July 1897; heroic virtues confirmed on 02 July 1994;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God GIACOMO ABBONDO, priest of the diocese of Vercelli; born on 27 August 1720 in Salomino, Vercelli (Italy) and died on 09 February 1788 in Tronzano, Vercelli (Italy);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God JACINT ALEGRE PUJALS, professed priest of the Society of Jesus; born on 24 December 1874 in Terrassa, Barcelona (Spain) and died on 10 December 1930 in Barcelona (Spain); and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God CAROLINE-BARBE COLCHEN CARRÉ DE MALBERG, layperson of the diocese of Metz; married; and founder of the Society of the Daughters of Saint Francis de Sales; born on 08 April 1829 in Metz, Moselle (France) and died on 28 January 1891 in Lorry-les-Metz, Moselle (France).

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

10/05/2014


FOUR DECREES Promulgated

VATICAN CITY - Yesterday, 15 April 2014, Pope Francis 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 for the Causes of Saints to promulgate the following four decrees regarding:

L. Palmentieri A. Ronconi A. de Boismenu W. Janauschek

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of Blessed ARCANGELO PALMENTIERI (in religion: LUDOVICO FROM CASORIA) professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor and founder of the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of Saint Elizabeth (“Bigie”); born on 11 March 1814 in Casoria, Naples (Italy) and died on 30 March 1885 in Naples (Italy); beatified on 18 April 1993;

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession 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; heroic virtues confirmed on 09 October 2013;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ALAIN-MARIE GUYNOT DE BOISMENU, professed priest of the Congregation of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart; titular archbishop of Claudiopoli and vicar apostolic of Papua; born on 27 December 1870 in Saint-Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine (France) and died on 05 November 1953 in Kubuna, Kairuku-Hiri (Papua New Guinea); and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God WILHELM JANAUSCHEK, professed priest of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists);  born on 19 October 1859 in Vienna (Austria) and died there on 30 June 1926.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

16/04/2014


THREE EQUIPOLLENT CANONIZATIONS AND THIRTEEN DECREES Promulgated

VATICAN CITY - This morning, 03 April 2014, the Holy Father Francis received in audience Cardinal Angelo Amato, sdb, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, during which he authorized the extension of the liturgical cult and inscription in the book of Saints of:

F. de Laval J. de Ancheta M. Guyart

- Blessed FRANÇOIS DE LAVAL, bishop of Québec; born on 30 April 1623 in Montigny-sur-Avre, Eure-et-Loir (France) and died on 06 May 1708 in Québec (Canada); beatified on 22 June 1980;

- Blessed JOSÉ DE ANCHIETA, professed priest of the Society of Jesus; born on 19 March 1534 in San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Tenerife, Islas Canarias (Spain) and died on 09 June 1597 in Reritiba (a.k.a. Anchieta), Espírito Santo (Brazil); beatified on 22 June 1980; and,

- Blessed MARIE GUYART MARTIN (in religion: MARIE OF THE INCARNATION), widow; professed religious, Order of Saint Ursula; born on 28 October 1599 in Tours, Indre-et-Loire (France) and died on 30 April 1672 in Québec (Canada); beatified on 22 June 1980.

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

G. A. Farina K. E. Chavara N. Saggio E. Eluvathingal L. Bordino F. Simón

A. Barberis M.-C. Staub S. Elorza M. T. Rodrigues C. Sánchez García M. M. Marcucci L. Rocchi

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of Blessed GIOVANNI ANTONIO FARINA, bishop of Vicenza and founder of the Institute of the Sisters of Saint Dorothy, Daughters of the Sacred Hearts; born on 11 January 1803 in Gambellara, Vicenza (Italy) and died on 04 March 1888 in Vicenza (Italy); beatified on 04 November 2001;

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of Blessed KURIAKOSE ELIAS CHAVARA (in religion: KURIAKOSE OF THE HOLY FAMILY), cofounder and professed priest of the Congregation of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate and founder of the Congregation of the Mother of Carmel; born on 08 February 1805 in Kainakary, Allappuzha (India) and died on 03 January 1871 in Koonammavu, Ernakulam (India); beatified on 08 February 1986;

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of Blessed GIOVANNI BATTISTA SAGGIO (in religion: NICOLA FROM LONGOBARDI), professed oblate of the Order of Minims; born 06 January 1650 in Longobardi, Cosenza (Italy) and died on 03 February 1709 in Rome (Italy); beatified on 17 September 1786;

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of Blessed ROSa ELUVATHINGAL (in religion: EUPHRASIA OF THE SACRED HEART), professed religious of the Congregation of the Mother of Carmel; born on 17 October 1877 in Kattoor, Thrissur (India) and died on 29 August 1952 in Ollur, Thrissur (India); beatified on 03 December 2006;

- a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God ANDREA BORDINO (in religion: LUIGI OF THE CONSOLATA), professed religious of the Congregation of the Brothers of Saint Joseph Benedict Cottolengo; born on 12 August 1922 in Castellinaldo, Alba (Italy) and died on 25 August 1977 in Turin (Italy); declared venerable on 12 April 2003;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God FRANCISCO SIMÓN RÓDENAS (in religion: FRANCISCO FROM ORIHUELA), professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, titular bishop of Edchino, and bishop of Santa Marta; born on 02 October 1849 in La Aparecida, Alicante, Orihuela (Spain) and died on 22 August 1914 in Masamagrell, Valencia (Spain);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ADOLFO BARBERIS, priest of diocese of Turin and founder of the Institute of the Sisters of Christian Servanthood; born on 16 July 1884 in Turin (Italy) and died there on 27 September 1967;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God JOSEPH STAUB (in religion: MARIE-CLÉMENT), professed priest of the Congregation of the Augustinians of the Assumption and founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joan of Arc; born on 02 July 1876 in Kaysersberg, Haut-Rhin (France) and died on 16 May 1936 in Sillery, Québec (Canada);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God SEBASTIÁN ELORZA ARIZMENDI, professed religious of the Order of Saint Augustine; born on 31 October 1882 in Idiazábal, Guipúzcoa (Spain) and died on 08 December 1942 in La Vid, Burgos (Spain);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA DULCE RODRIGUES DOS SANTOS (in religion: MARIA TERESA OF THE EUCHARISTIC JESUS), founder of the Congregation of the Little Missionary Sisters of Mary Immaculate; born on 20 January 1901 in São Paulo (Brazil) and died on 08 January 1972 in São José dos Campos, São Paulo (Brazil);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God JUANA DE LA CONCEPCIÓN SÁNCHEZ GARCÍA (in religion: CLARA OF THE CONCEPTION), professed religious of the Order of Saint Clare; born on 14 February 1902 in Torre de Cameros, La Rioja (Spain) and died on 22 January 1973 in Soria (Spain);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God GIUSEPPINA MARCUCCI (in religion: MARIA MADDALENA OF JESUS IN THE BLESSED SACRAMENT), professed religious of the Congregation of the Passion of Jesus Christ (Passionist Nuns); born on 24 April 1888 in San Gemignano di Moriano, Lucca (Italy) and died on 10 February 1960 in Madrid (Spain); and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God LUIGI ROCCHI, layperson of the diocese of Macerata-Tolentino-Recanati-Cingoli-Treia; born on 19 February 1932 in Rome (Italy) and died on 26 March 1979 in Macerata (Italy).

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

03/04/2014


Five DECREES Promulgated

VATICAN CITY - Yesterday, 07 February 2014, Pope Francis 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 for the Causes of Saints to promulgate the following five decrees regarding:

F. Zirano Yun Ji-chung P. J. M. Echavarría F. Ghilardi M. R. Rodríguez

- the martyrdom of the Servant of God Francesco Zirano, professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor Conventuals; born in ca. 1564 in Sassari (Italy); killed in odium fidei on 25 January 1603 in Algiers (Algeria);

- the martyrdom of the Servants of God YUN JI-CHUNG PAULUS, layperson of the diocese of Jeonju, and 123 COMPANIONS killed in odium fidei in Korea from 1791 to 1888;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God JESUS MARÍA ECHAVARRÍA AGUIRRE, bishop of the diocese of Saltillo and founder of the Institute of the Catechist Sisters of Guadalupe; born on 06 July 1858 in Real de San Pedro de Bacubirito, Sinaloa (Mexico) and died on 05 April 1954 in Saltillo, Coahuila (Mexico);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Guglielmo Giacomo Ghilardi (in religion: Faustino), professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor; born on 06 May 1858 in Pieve a Nievole, Pistoia (Italy) and died on 25 October 1937 in San Vivaldo di Montaione, Florence (Italy); and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARÍA RAFAELA RODRÍGUEZ XUAREZ DE LA GUARDIA (in religion: MARÍA ROCÍO OF JESUS CRUCIFIED), professed religious of the Congregation of Sisters of the Divine Love; born on 16 May 1923 in Colmenar de la Sierra, Málaga (Spain) and died on 30 March 1956 in Rome (Italy).

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

08/02/2014


EIGHT DECREES PROMULGATed

VATICAN CITY - Today, 27 January 2014, Pope Francis 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 for the Causes of Saints to promulgate the following eight decrees regarding:

P. Asúa G. Girelli Z. Salterain M. Mallet M. B. Arias M. De Brincat S. Cinque E. Sanna

- the martyrdom of the Servant of God Pedro DE Asúa Mendía, priest of the diocese of Vitoria; born on 30 August 1890 in Valmaseda, Vizcaya (Spain) and killed in odium fidei on 29 August 1936 in Liendo, Santander (Spain);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Giuseppe Girelli, priest of the diocese of Verona; born on 10 January 1886 in Dossobuono, Verona (Italy) and died on 01 May 1978 in Negrar, Verona (Italy);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Zacarías Salterain Bizkarra  (in religion: Zacarías OF SAINT TERESA), professed priest of the Order of Discalced Carmelites; born on 05 November 1887 in Abadiano, Vizcaya (Spain) and died on 23 May 1957 in Vellore, Tamil Nādu (India);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Marcelle Mallet, founder of the Institute of the Sisters of Charity of Québec; born on 26 March 1805 in Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal (Canada) and died on 09 April 1871 in Québec (Canada);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God María Benita Arias, founder of the Handmaids of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament; born on 03 April 1822 in La Carlota, Córdoba (Argentina) and died on 25 September 1894 in Buenos Aires (Argentina);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God VIRGINJA DE BRINCAT (in religion: MARGERITA OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS), founder of the Franciscan Sisters of the Heart of Jesus; born on 28 November 1862 in Kerċem, Gozo (Malta) and died on 22 January 1952 in Victoria, Gozo (Malta);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God NOEME CINQUE (in religion: SERAFINA), professed religious of the Congregation of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ; born on 31 January 1913 in Boca das Garças, Urucurituba, Amazonas (Brazil) and died on 21 October 1988 in Manaus, Amazonas (Brazil); and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ELISABETTA SANNA, layperson of the dioceses of Rome and Sassari; widow; member of the Secular Franciscan Order and of the Association of the Union of the Catholic Apostolate;  born on 23 April 1788 in Codrongianos, Sassari (Italy) and died on 17 February 1857 in Rome (Italy).

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

27/01/2014


 

 


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