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~ News 2021 ~

SEVEN DECREES Promulgated

VATICAN CITY - Today, 19 June 2021, Pope Francis received His Eminence Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, in a private audience. During the audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate decrees regarding:

J.P. Jeningen M.P. Jahn S. Fabriani A.R. Godecka O. Donati M.A. Iglesias R. Schuman

- the miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God ARMIDA BARELLI, professed priest of the Society of Jesus; born in Eichstätt (Germany) on 5 January 1642, and died in Ellwangen, Ostalbkreis (Germany) on 8 February 1704; heroic virtues confirmed on 21 December 1989;

- the martyrdom of the Servant of God MARIA MAGDALENA JAHN (in religion: MARIA PASCHALIS), and 9 COMPANIONS, professed religious of the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Elizabeth; killed in odium fidei in Poland in 1945;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God SEVERINO FABRIANI, priest of the archdiocese of Modena-Nonantola and founder of the Congregation of the Daughters of Providence for the Deaf; born  in Spilamberto, Modena (Italy) on 7 January 1792, and died in Modena (Italy) on 27 August 1849;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ANIELA RÓŻA GODECKA, cofounder of the Congregation of the Little Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Sisters of Blessed Honorat); born in Korcheva, Konakovsky, Tver (Russia) on 13 September 1861, and died in Częstochowa (Poland) on 13 October 1937;

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ORSOLA DONATI, professed religious of the Congregation of the Little Sisters of the Mother of Sorrows; born in Santa Maria in Strada, Anzola dell’Emilia, Bologna (Italy) on 22 October 1849, and died in San Giovanni in Persiceto, Bologna (Italy) on 8 April 1935;

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARÍA AURELIA IGLESIAS FIDALGO (in religion: MARÍA STELLA OF JESUS), professed religious of the Congregation of the Religious of Mary Immaculate; born in Barradiello, La Riera, Colunga, Asturias (Spain) on 12 April 1899, and died in Granada (Spain), on 24 November 1982; and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ROBERT SCHUMAN, layperson of the diocese of Metz; born in Clausen (Luxembourg) on 29  June 1886, and died in Scy-Chazelles, Moselle (France) on 4 September 1963.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

19/06/2021


SEVEN DECREES Promulgated

VATICAN CITY - Today, 22 May 2021, Pope Francis received His Eminence Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, in a private audience. During the audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate decrees regarding:

M.A. Rivas F. Canelli B. Kryszkiewicz M. Gazpio C. Mezzacapo A. Lesino Bálint S.

- the martyrdom of the Servant of God ANTONIA LUZMILA RIVAS LÓPEZ (in religion: MARÍA AGUSTINA), professed religious of the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd; born in Coracora, Parinacochas, Ayacucho (Peru) on 13 June 1920, and killed in odium fidei in La Florida, Chanchamayo, Junín (Peru) on 27 September 1990;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God FELICE CANELLI, priest of the diocese of San Severo; born in San Severo, Foggia (Italy) on 14 October 1880, and died there on 23 November 1977;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Zygmunt Kryszkiewicz (in religion: Bernard of the Mother of Beautiful Love), professed priest of the Congregation of the Passion; born in Mława (Poland) on 2 May 1915, and died in Przasnysz (Poland) on 7 July 1945;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIANO GAZPIO EZCURRA, professed priest of the Order of Augustinian Recollects; born in Puente de la Reina, Navarra (Spain) on 18 December 1899, and died in Pamplona, Navarra (Spain) on 22 September 1989;

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ANNA MEZZACAPO (in religion: COLOMBA OF JESUS IN THE BLESSED SACRAMENT), professed nun of the Order of Discalced Carmelites; born in Marcianise, Caserta (Italy) on 15 June 1914, and died there on 13 August 1969;

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ANTONIA LESINO, consecrated member of the Secular Institute of the Little Franciscan Family; born in Milan (Italy) on 11 October 1897, and died in Brescia (Italy), on 24 February 1962; and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God BÁLINT SÁNDOR, layperson of the diocese of Szeged-Csanád; married; born in Alsóváros, Szeged (Hungary) on 1 August 1904, and died in Budapest (Hungary) on 10 May 1980.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

22/05/2021


ORDINARY PUBLIC CONSISTORY

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

  • DEVASAHAYAM [LAZARUS] PILLAI, layperson of the diocese of Kottar; married; martyr;

  • CÉSAR DE BUS, priest and founder of the Congregation of the Christian Doctrine Fathers;

  • LUIGI MARIA PALAZZOLO, priest of the diocese of Bergamo and founder of the  Institute of the Sisters of the Poor - Palazzolo Institute;

  • GIUSTINO MARIA RUSSOLILLO, priest and founder of the Society of Divine Vocations and the Congregation of the Sisters of Divine Vocations;

  • CHARLES DE FOUCAULD, priest of the diocese of Viviers;

  • ANNA MARIA RUBATTO (in religion: MARIA FRANCESCA OF JESUS),  founder of the Capuchin Sisters of Mother Rubatto; and,

  • MARIA DOMENICA MANTOVANI, cofounder and first Superior General of the Institute of the Little Sisters of the Holy Family.

They will be raised to the altars in the coming weeks and months, according to a schedule to be set at a later time.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

03/05/2021


ONE EQUIPOLLENT CANONIZATION AND SIX DECREES Promulgated

VATICAN CITY - Today, 24 April 2021, Pope Francis received His Eminence Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, in a private audience. During the audience, the Supreme Pontiff approved the favorable votes cast by the Cardinal and Bishop members of the Congregation and extended to the Universal Church the liturgical worship in honor of

Blessed MARGHERITA FROM CITTÀ DI CASTELLO

layperson of the diocese of Città di Castello; member of the Lay Fraternities of Saint Dominic; born in Metola, Mercatello sul Metauro, Pesaro-Urbino (Italy) around 1287, and died in Città di Castello, Perugia (Italy) on 13 April 1320; concession of Mass and Office on 19 October 1609;

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

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

V. Renuncio P.M. Corradini E. Stablum E. Shaw A. Portilla A. Berardi

- the martyrdom of the Servants of God VICENTE NICASIO RENUNCIO TORIBIO and 11 COMPANIONS, professed priests and religious of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer; killed in odium fidei in 1936 in the religious persecution during the Spanish Civil War;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God PIETRO MARCELLO CORRADINI, bishop of Frascati, cardinal of the Holy Roman Church, and founder of the Congregation of the Collegine Sisters of the Holy Family; born in Sezze, Latina (Italy) on 2 June 1658, and died in Rome (Italy) on 8 February 1743;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God EMANUELE STABLUM, professed religious of the Congregation of the Sons of the Immaculate Conception; born in Terzolas, Val di Sole, Trent (Italy) on 10 June 1895, and died in Rome (Italy) on 16 March 1950;

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ENRIQUE ERNESTO SHAW, layperson of the archdiocese of Buenos Aires; married; born in Paris (France) on 26 February 1921, and died in Buenos Aires (Argentina) on 27 August 1962;

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARÍA DE LOS DESAMPARADOS [AMPARO] PORTILLA CRESPO de ROMERO, layperson of the archdiocese of Madrid; married; born in Valencia (Spain) in 26 May 1925, and died in Madrid (Spain), on 10 May 1996; and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ANFROSINA BERARDI, child of the archdiocese of L’Aquila; born in San Marco di Preturo, L’Aquila (Italy), on 6 December 1920, and died there on 13 March 1933.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

24/04/2021


SEVEN DECREES PROMULGATED

VATICAN CITY - Yesterday, 17 March 2021, Pope Francis received His Eminence Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, in a private audience. In the course of the audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate decrees regarding:

M. Teresi C. Muñoz S. Valera L. Veuthey A. Ossoli V. Zorza D. Sorti

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MERCURIO MARIA TERESI, archbishop of Monreale; born in Montemaggiore Belsito, Palermo (Italy) on 10 October 1742 and died in Monreale, Palermo (Italy) on 18 April 1805

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God COSME MUÑOZ PÉREZ, priest of the diocese of Córdoba; founder of the Congregation of the Daughters of the Patronage of Mary; born in Villar del Rio, Soria (Spain) in 1573 and died in Córdoba (Spain) on 3 December 1636;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God SALVADOR VALERA PARRA, priest of the diocese of Almería; born in Huércal-Overa, Almería (Spain) on 27 February 1816 and died there on 15 March 1889;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God CLOVIS VEUTHEY (in religion: LÉON), professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual; born in Dorénaz, Saint-Maurice, Valais (Switzerland) on 3 March 1896 and died in Rome (Italy) on 7 June 1974;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God CELESTE MARIA OSSOLI (in religion: ANNELVIRA), professed religious of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Poor - Palazzolo Institute; born in Orzivecchi, Brescia on 26 august 1937 and died in Mosango, Kwilu (Democratic Republic of Congo) on 23 May 1995;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA ROSA ZORZA (in religion: VITAROSA), professed religious of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Poor - Palazzolo Institute; born in Palosco, Bergamo (Italy) on 9 October 1943 and died in Kikwit, Kwilu (Democratic Republic of Congo) on 28 May 1995; and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ANNA MARIA SORTI (in religion: DANIELANGELA), professed religious of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Poor - Palazzolo Institute; born in Bergamo (Italy) on 15 June 1947 and died in Kikwit, Kwilu (Democratic Republic of Congo) on 11 May 1995.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

18/03/2021


EIGHT DECREES PROMULGATED

VATICAN CITY - On 20 February 2021, Pope Francis received His Eminence Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, in a private audience. In the course of the audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate decrees regarding:

A. Barelli A. Alves da Cunha I. Spencer M.F. Baseggio F. Rondi C. Ghilardi D. Belleri E. Giambelluca

- the miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God ARMIDA BARELLI, layperson of the archdiocese of Milan, member of the Secular Franciscan Order, and cofounder of the Secular Institute of the Missionaries of the Kingship of Christ; born in Milan (Italy) on 1 December 1882 and died in Marzio, Varese (Italy) on 15 August 1952; heroic virtues confirmed on 1 June 2017;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ALBINO ALVES DA CUNHA SILVA, priest of the diocese of Catanduva; born in Codeçoso, Celorico de Basto (Portugal) on 22 September 1882 and died in Catanduva, São Paulo (Brazil) on 19 September 1973;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God GEORGE SPENCER (in religion: IGNATIUS OF SAINT PAUL), professed priest of the Congregation of the Passion (Passionists); born in London, England (United Kingdom) on 21 December 1799 and died in Carstairs, South Lanarkshire, Scotland (United Kingdom) on 1 October 1864;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ANNA CLARA GIOVANNA BASEGGIO (in religion: MARIA FELICITA FORTUNATA), professed nun of the Order of Saint Augustine; born in Ferrara (Italy) on 5 May 1752 and died in Rovigo (Italy) on 11 February 1829;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God LUIGIA ROSINA RONDI (in religion: FLORALBA), professed religious of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Poor - Palazzolo Institute; born in Pedrengo, Bergamo on 10 December 1924 and died in Mosango, Kwilu (Democratic Republic of Congo) on 25 April 1995;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ALESSANDRA GHILARDI (in religion: CLARANGELA), professed religious of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Poor - Palazzolo Institute; born in Trescore Balneario, Bergamo (Italy) on 21 April 1931 and died in Kikwit, Kwilu (Democratic Republic of Congo) on 6 May 1995;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God TERESA SANTA BALLERI (in religion: DINAROSA), professed religious of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Poor - Palazzolo Institute; born in Cailina di Villa Carcina, Brescia (Italy) on 11 November 1936 and died in Kikwit, Kwilu (Democratic Republic of Congo) on 11 May 1995; and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ELISA GIAMBELLUCA, layperson of the diocese of Cefalù; member of the Teresian Institute; born in Isnello, Palermo (Italy) on 30 April 1941 and died in Rome (Italy) on 5 July 1986.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

20/02/2021


EIGHT DECREES PROMULGATED

VATICAN CITY - On 21 January 2021, Pope Francis received His Eminence Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, in a private audience. In the course of the audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate decrees regarding:

G. Fornasini M. Vinti R. Caputo M.J. Prout S. Masarnau P. Canzii J. Lejeune A. Bonolis

- the martyrdom of the Servant of God GIOVANNI FORNASINI, priest of the archdiocese of Bologna; born in Pianaccio di Lizzano, Belvedere, Bologna (Italy) on 3 October 1952 and killed in odium fidei in San Martino di Caprara, Marzabotto, Bologna (Italy) on 13 October 1944;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MICHELE ARCANGELO MARIA ANTONIO VINTI, priest of the diocese of Agrigento; born in Grotte, Agrigento (Italy) on 18 January 1893 and died there on 17 August 1943;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God RUGGERO MARIA CAPUTO, priest of the archdiocese of Trani-Barletta-Bisceglie; born in Barletta, Bari (Italy) on 1 May 1907 and died there on 15 June 1980;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ELIZABETH PROUT (in religion: MARY JOSEPH OF JESUS), founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Cross and Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ; born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England (United Kingdom) on 2 September 1820 and died in Sutton, St Helens, Merseyside, England (United Kingdom) on 11 January 1864;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God SANTIAGO MASARNAU FERNÁNDEZ, layperson of the archdiocese of Milan; born in Madrid (Spain) on 10 December 1805 and died there on 14 December 1882;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God PASQUALE CANZII, young layperson of the archdiocese of Pescara-Penne; seminarian; born in Bisenti, Teramo (Italy) on 6 November 1914 and died in Penne, Pescara (Italy) on 24 January 1930;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God JÉRÔME LEJEUNE, layperson of the archdiocese of Paris; married; born in Montrouge, Hauts-de-Seine (France) on 13 June 1926 and died in Paris (France) on 3 April 1994; and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God aDELE BONOLIS, layperson of the archdiocese of Milan; born in Milan (Italy) on 14 August 1909 and died there on 11 August 1980.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

21/01/2021


 


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