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Sixteen DECREES PromulgateD

VATICAN CITY - Today, 17 December, Pope Francis received His Eminence Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Causes of Saints, in a private audience. During the audience, the Holy Father authorized the Dicastery to promulgate decrees regarding:

J. Vera Ulma Family F. Holzwarth U. De Blasi A. Woźny I. Posadzy M. Ricci M. Benedict
J.M. Figueroa M. Bonifacio M.I. Isacchi M. Crispi M.M. Guaini M. Aulina T. Veronesi L. Guidotti

- the miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable of the Servant of God JACINTO Vera, bishop of Montevideo; born on 3 July 1813 aboard a boat on the Atlantic Ocean and died on 6 May 1881 in Pan de Azúcar, Maldonado (Uruguay); heroic virtues confirmed on 5 May 2015;

- the martyrdom of the Servant of God Józef and Wiktoria Ulma, spouses, and THEIR SEVEN CHILDREN, killed in odium fidei in Markowa, Łańcut (Poland) on 24 March 1944;

- the offer of life of the Servant of God FRANZ DE CASTRO HOLZWARTH, layperson of the diocese of São José dos Campos; born in Barra do Piraí, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) on 18 May 1942, and died in Jacareí, São Paulo (Brazil) on 14 February 1981;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God UGO DE BLASI, priest of the archdiocese of Lecce; born in Lecce (Italy) on 13 September 1918, and died there on 6 February 1982;

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Aleksander Woźny, priest of the archdiocese of Poznań; born in Uzarzewo, Swarzędz, Poznań (Poland) on 25 June 1910, and died in Poznań (Poland) on 21 August 1983;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Ignacy Posadzy, cofounder of the Society of Christ for Poles Living Abroad, and founder of the Missionary Sisters of Christ the King for Poles Living Abroad; born in Szadłowice, Inowrocław (Poland) on17 February 1898, and died in Puszczykowo, Poznań (Poland) on 17 January 1984;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MATTEO RICCI, professed priest of the Society of Jesus; born in Macerata (Italy) on 6 October 1552, and died in Beijing (China) on 11 May 1610;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Martin Benedict, professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual; born in Galbeni, Bacău (Romania) on 31 July 1931, and died in Oneşti, Bacău (Romania) on 12 July 1986;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God José Marcos Figueroa, professed religious of the Society of Jesus; born in Tinajo, Islas Canarias (Spain) on 7 October 1865, and died in Santa Fe (Argentina) on 19 November 1942;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Giulia Bonifacio (in religion: Miradio of the Providence of Saint Cajetan), founder of the Congregation of the Poor Daughters of Saint Antony (now the Religious Franciscan Sisters of Saint Anthony); born in Castellammare di Stabia, Naples (Italy) on 2 February 1863, and died in Secondigliano, Naples (Italy) on 15 December 1926;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ANGELA CATERINA [ANCILLA] ISACCHI (in religion: MARIA IGNAZIA), founder of the Congregation of the Ursuline Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Asola; born in in Stezzano, Bergamo (Italy) on 8 May 1857, and died in Seriate, Bergamo (Italy) on 19 August 1934;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Diomira Ludovica Romana Crispi (in religion: MARGHERITA), founder of the Congregation of the Sisters Oblates to Divine Love; born in Partinico, Palermo (Italy) on 19 November 1879, and died in Rome (Italy) on 18 June 1974;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MAGDALENA AULINA SAURINA, founder of the Secular Institute of Parish Workers (Señoritas Operarias Parroquiales); born in Banyoles, Girona (Spain) on 12 December 1897, and died in Barcelona (Spain) on 15 May 1956;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God TERESA VERONESI, professed religious of the Congregation of the Little Sisters of the Mother of Sorrows; born in San Ruffilo, Bologna (Italy) on 28 September 1870, and died in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Bologna (Italy) on 16 May 1950; and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God LUISA GUIDOTTI MISTRALI, layperson of the  diocese of Modena-Nonantola and consecrated member of the Women’s Medical Missionary Association; born in Parma (Italy) on 17 May 1932, and died in Mutoko, Mashonaland East (Zimbabwe) on 6 July 1979.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

17/12/2022


ORDINARY PUBLIC CONSISTORY

VATICAN CITY - This afternoon, at 16:00, in the Basilica of Saint Peter, Pope Francis held an ordinary public consistory for the canonization of Blesseds

  • GIOVANNI BATTISTA SCALABRINI,  bishop of Piacenza, founder of the Congregation of the Missionaries of Saint Charles and the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of Saint Charles Borromeo (Scalabrinian Sisters); and,

  • ARTÉMIDES [ARTEMIDE] ZATTI, professed religious of the Society of Saint Francis de Sales (Salesians of Don Bosco).

During the Consistory, the Pope decreed that the Blesseds be inscribed in the Book of Saints on Sunday 09 October 2022.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

27/08/2022


SIX DECREES PromulgateD

VATICAN CITY - Today, 5 August, Pope Francis received in a private audience His Eminence Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Causes of Saints. In the course of the audience, the Holy Father authorized the Dicastery to promulgate decrees regarding:

P.P. Oros J.A. Gómez U. Bonzi J. Sánchez V. Coelho M.C. Kannanaikal

- the martyrdom of the Servant of God PETRO PAVLO OROS [ПЕТРО ΠАВЛО ОРОС], priest of the eparchy of Mukachevo of the Ruthenians; born in Biri, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg (Hungary) on 14 July 1917, and killed in odium fidei in Sil’tse, Berehove (Ukraine) on 13 May 1953;

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God JESÚS ANTONIO GÓMEZ GÓMEZ, priest of the archdiocese of Medellín; born in El Santuario, Antioquía (Colombia) on 26 March 1895, and died in Medellín, Antioquía (Colombia) on 23 March 1971;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God GIOVANNI GIUSEPPE BONZI (in religion: UMILE FROM GENOA), professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, founder of the « Sorriso Francescano » Foundation; born in Genoa (Italy) on 21 April 1898, and died there on 9 February 1969;

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God JUAN SÁNCHEZ HERNÁNDEZ, priest of the Fraternity of Diocesan Laborer Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, founder of the Secular Institute of the Secular Servants of Jesus Christ the Priest; born in Villanueva del Campillo, Ávila (Spain) on 9 November 1902, and died in Madrid (Spain) on 18 July 1975;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God VÍTOR COELHO DE ALMEIDA, professed priest of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer; born in Sacramento, Minas Gerais (Brazil) on 22 September 1899, and died in Guarantingetá, São Paulo (Brazil) on 21 July 1987;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA CELINE KANNANAIKAL, professed religious of the Congegation of the Ursuline Sisters of Mary Immaculate; born in Kundannnur, Thrissur (India) on 13 February 1931, and died in Kannur (India) on 26 July 1957.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

05/08/2022


EIGHT DECREES PromulgateD AND VOTE FOR CANONIZATION APPROVEd

VATICAN CITY - Today, 21 May, 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.C. Barrecheguren T. Camomot L. Sodo J. Torres G. Recalcati A. Morganti M. Allsopp J. Woynarowska

- the miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God María de la Concepción Barrecheguren García, young layperson of the archdiocese of Granada; born in Granada (Spain) on 27 November 1905, and died there on 13 May 1927; heroic virtues confirmed on 5 May 2020;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God TEOFILO BASTIDA CAMOMOT, titular archbishop of Marcianopolis, founder of the Congregation of the Daughters of Saint Teresa; born in Cogon, Carcar, Cebu (Philippines) on 3 March 1914, and died in Magtalisay, San Fernando, Cebu (Philippines) on 27 September 1988;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God LUIGI SODO, bishop of Telese-Cerreto Sannita; born in Naples (Italy) on 26 May 1811, and died in Cerreto Sannita, Benevento (Italy) on 30 July 1895;

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God JOSÉ TORRES PADILLA, priest of the archdiocese of Sevilla, cofounder of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Company of the Cross; born in San Sebastián de La Gomera, Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain) on 25 August 1811, and died in Sevilla (Spain) on 23 April 1878;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God CLEMENTE RECALCATI [in religion: GIOVANNI PIETRO (GIAMPIETRO) FROM SESTO SAN GIOVANNI (in Portuguese: JOÃO PEDRO FROM SEXTO SÃO JOÃO)], professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, founder of the Congregation of the Missionary Capuchin Sisters of Saint Francis of Assisi; born in Sesto San Giovanni, Milan (Italy) on 9 September 1868, and died in Fortaleza, Ceará (Brazil) on 5 December 1913;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ALFREDO MORGANTI (called: BERTA), professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor; born in Pianella di Ostra, Ancona (Italy) on 5 June 1886, and died in Sassoferrato, Ancona (Italy) on 2 October 1969;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARÍA ANA ALLSOPP GONZÁLEZ-MANRIQUE (in religion: MARIANA OF THE HOLY TRINITY), cofounder of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity; born in Tepic, Nayarit (Mexico) on 24 November 1854, and died in Almudena, Madrid (Spain) on 15 March 1933; and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God JANINA WOYNAROWSKA, layperson of the archdiocese of Kraków; born in Piwniczna-Zdrój, Nowy Sącz (Poland) on 10 May 1923, and died in Kraków (Poland) on 24 November 1979.

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 GIOVANNI BATTISTA SCALABRINI, bishop of Piacenza, founder of the Congregation of the Missionaries of Saint Charles and the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of Saint Charles Borromeo (Scalabrinian Sisters); born in Fino Mornasco, Como (Italy) on 8 July 1839, and died in Piacenza (Italy) on 1 June 1905; beatified on 9 November 1997.

Finally, His Holiness has decided to convene a consistory also for the canonization of Blessed Artémides Zatti.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

21/05/2022


NINE DECREES Promulgated

VATICAN CITY - Today, 9 April, 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:

A. Zatti G. Bernardi M. Ghibaudo M.F. Elorza F.C. Mazzieri
L. Noiret K. Gruszczyńska A. Calvo R. Celak M.A. Ceccarelli

- the miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed ARTÉMIDES [ARTEMIDE] ZATTI, professed religious of the Society of Saint Francis de Sales (Salesians of Don Bosco); born on 12 October 1880 in Boretto, Reggio Emilia (Italy), and died on 15 March 1951 in Viedma, Río Negro (Argentina); beatified on 14 April 2002;

-  the martyrdom of the Servants of God GIUSEPPE BERNARDI and MARIO GHIBAUDO, priests of the diocese of Cuneo; killed in odium fidei in Boves, Cuneo (Italy) on 19 September 1943;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARTÍN FULGENCIO ELORZA LEGARISTI, professed priest of the Congregation of the Passion, bishop of the territorial prelature of Moyobamba; born in Elgueta, Guipúzcoa (Spain) on 30 December 1899, and died in Lima (Peru) on 30 December 1966;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God FRANCESCO COSTANTINO MAZZIERI, professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual, bishop of Ndola; born in Abbadia di Osimo, Ancona (Italy) on 25 March 1889, and died in Ibenga, Masaiti (Zambia) on 19 August 1983;

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God GEORGINE NOIRET (in religion: LUCIA), founder of the Congregation of the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus under the Protection of Saint Joseph; born in Chambéry, Savoie (France) on 27 January 1832, and died in Imola, Bologna (Italy) on 17 March 1899;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God KAZIMIERA GRUSZCZYŃSKA, founder of the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of Suffering; born in Kozienice (Poland) on 31 December 1848, and died there on 17 September 1927;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God AURORA CALVO HERNÁNDEZ-AGERO, layperson of the diocese of Plasencia; born in Béjar, Salamanca (Spain) on 9 December 1901, and died there on 22 December 1933;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ROZALIA CELAK, layperson of the archdiocese of Kraków; born in Jachówka, Budzów, Sucha (Poland) on 19 September 1901, and died in Kraków (Poland) on 13 September 1944; and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Maria Aristea Ceccarelli Bernacchia, layperson of the diocese of Rome; married; born in Ancona (Italy) on 5 November 1883, and died in Rome (Italy) on 24 December 1971.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

09/04/2022


ORDINARY PUBLIC CONSISTORY

VATICAN CITY - This morning, at 10:30 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

  • ANNO SJOERD Brandsma (in religion: Titus), professed priest of the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel;

  • MARIE RIVIER, founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary; and,

  • Carolina Santocanale (in religion: Maria OF JESUS), founder of the Congregation of the Capuchin Sisters of the Immaculata of Lourdes.

During the Consistory, the Pope decreed that the Blesseds be inscribed in the Book of Saints on Sunday 15 May 2022.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

04/03/2022


THREE DECREES Promulgated

VATICAN CITY - Today, 18 February, 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.C. Panas E.F. Pironio I.G. Brienza B. Santos J. Méndez

- the miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God AGNESE PACIFICA PANAS (in religion: MARIA COSTANZA), professed nun of the Order of the Capuchin Poor Clares; born on 5 January 1896 in Alano di Piave, Belluno (Italy) and died on 28 May 1963 in Fabriano, Ancona (Italy); heroic virtues confirmed on 10 October 2016;

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God EDUARDO FRANCISCO PIRONIO, cardinal of the Holy Roman Church; born in Nueve de Julio, Buenos Aires (Argentina) on 3 December 1920, and died in Rome (Italy) on 5 February 1998;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ALDO BRIENZA (in religion: IMMACOLATO GIUSEPPE OF JESUS), professed religious of the Order of Discalced Carmelites; born in Campobasso (Italy) on 15 August 1922, and died there on 13 April 1989;

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA DA CONCEIÇÃO SANTOS (in religion: BENIGNA VICTIM OF JESUS), professed religious of the Congregation of the Sisters Helpers of our Lady of Pieta; born in Diamantina, Minas Gerais (Brazil) on 16 August 1907, and died in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais (Brazil) on 16 October 1981; and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God JUANA [JUANITA] MÉNDEZ ROMERO, professed religious of the Congregation of the Religious Workers of the Heart of Jesus; born in Villanueva de Córdoba, Córdoba (Spain) on 9 January 1937, and died there on 5 April 1990.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

18/02/2022


DECREE CONFERRING TITLE “DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH” TO SAINT IRENAEUS

VATICAN CITY - Today, in response to the proposal presented yesterday by His Eminence Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, on conferring the title of Doctor of the Universal Church on Saint Irenaeus, the Holy Father Pope Francis issued the following decree:

Saint Irenaeus of Lyon, who came from the East, exercised his episcopal ministry in the West: he was a spiritual and theological bridge between Eastern and Western Christians. His name, Irenaeus, expresses that peace which comes from the Lord and which reconciles, restoring unity. For these reasons, having obtained the opinion of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, with my Apostolic Authority I

DECLARE

him a Doctor of the Church with the title of Doctor unitatis.

May the teaching of this great Master increasingly encourage the journey of all the Lordʼs disciples towards full communion.

From the Vatican, 21 January 2022

FRANCIS

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

21/01/2022


PROPOSAL FOR DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH AND THREE DECREES Promulgated

VATICAN CITY - Today, 20 January, Pope Francis received His Eminence Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, in a private audience.

Irenaeus F.S. Toppi M.T. De Vincenti G. Borgarino

During the audience, the Cardinal Prefect proposed that the Supreme Pontiff accept the affirmative opinion of the plenary session of the Cardinals and Bishops who are members of the same Dicastery, regarding the conferral of the title of Doctor of the Universal Church on Saint IRENAEUS, bishop of Lyon; born probably in Smyrna (now İzmir, Türkiye) between 130 and 140, and died in Lyon (France) in 202.

In the same audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate decrees regarding:

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God FRANCESCO SAVERIO TOPPI, professed priest of the Order of the Friars Minor Capuchin, archbishop prelate of Pompeii or of the Blessed Virgin of the Holy Rosary; born in Brusciano, Naples (Italy) on 26 June 1925, and died in Nola, Naples (Italy) on 2 April 2007;

-  the heroic virtues of the Servant of God RAFFAELLA DE VINCENTI (in religion: MARIA TERESA), founder of the Congregation of the Little Workers of the Sacred Heart; born in Acri, Cosenza (Italy) on 1 May 1872, and died there on 23 November 1936; and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God TERESA BORGARINO (in religion: GABRIELLA), vowed member of the Company of the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul; born in Boves, Cuneo (Italy) on 2 September 1880, and died in Luserna, Cuneo (Italy) on 1 January 1949.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

20/01/2022


 


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