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~ News 2023 ~

EIGHT Decrees Promulgated

VATICAN CITY - Today, 14 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:

M. Lira A. de Lobera G. Rossi L. Carrara J. Havlík E. Beretta E. Cofiño F. Lancellotti

- the miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God MOISÉS LIRA SERAFÍN, professed priest of the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit; and founder of the Congregation of the 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); heroic virtues confirmed on 27 March 2013;

- the miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Ana de Lobera TORRES (in religion: Ana of Jesus), professed nun of the Order of Discalced Carmelites; born in Medina del Campo, Valladolid (Spain) on 25 November 1545, and died in Brussels (Belgium) on 4 March 1621; heroic virtues confirmed on 28 November 2019;

- the martyrdom of the Servant of God GIUSEPPE ROSSI, priest of the diocese of Novara; born on 3 November 1912 in Varallo Pombia, Novara (Italy) and killed in odium fidei on 26 February 1945 near Castiglione d’Ossola, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola (Italy);

- the martyrdom of the Servants of God Luigi Carrara and Giovanni Didonè, professed priests of the Pious Society of Saint Francis Xavier for Foreign Missions (Xaverian Misionaries), Vittorio Faccin, professed religious of the same religious institute, and Albert Joubert, priest of the diocese of Kasongo; killed in odium fidei on 28 November 1964 in Baraka and Fizi, Sud-Kivu (Democratic Republic of Congo);

- the martyrdom of the Servant of God JÁN HAVLÍK, seminarian of the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians); born on 12 February 1928 in Vlčkovany (now Dubovce), Skalica (Slovakia) and killed in odium fidei on 27 December 1965 in Skalica (Slovakia);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ENRICO BERETTA (in religion: ALBERTO FROM MILAN), professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin; born on 28 August 1916 in Milan (Italy) and died on 10 August 2001 in Bergamo (Italy);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ERNESTO GUILLERMO COFIÑO UBICO, layperson of the personal prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei; married; born on 5 June 1899 in Guatemala City (Guatemala) and died there on 17 October 1991; and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God FRANCESCA LANCELLOTTI in ZOTTA, layperson of the diocese of Rome; married; born on 7 July 1917 in Oppido Lucano, Potenza (Italy) and died on 4 September 2008 in Rome (Italy).

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

24/12/2023


FOUR Decrees Promulgated

VATICAN CITY - Today, 8 November, 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:

E.F. Pironio G. Marrazzo E. Vakayil M.F. Foresti

- the miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God EDUARDO FRANCISCO PIRONIO, cardinal of the Holy Roman Church; born on 3 December 1920 in Nueve de Julio, Buenos Aires (Argentina), and died on 5 February 1998 in Rome (Italy); heroic virtues confirmed on 18 February 2022;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Giuseppe Marrazzo, professed priest of the Congregation of the Rogationists of the Sacred Heart of Jesus; born on 5 May 1917 in San Vito dei Normanni, Brindisi (Italy) and died on 30 November 1992 in Messina (Italy);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Eliswa Vakayil (in religion: Eliswa of the Blessed Virgin Mary), founder of the Congregation of the Third Order of Discalced Carmelite Sisters (now the Teresian Carmelites); born on 15 October 1831 in Ochanthuruth, Ernakulam (India) and died on 18 July 1913 in Varapuzha, Ernakulam (India); and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ELEONORA FORESTI (in religion: MARIA FRANCESCA), founder of the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters Adorers; born on 17 February 1898 in Bologna (Italy) and died on 12 November 1953 in Maggio di Ozzano Emilia, Bologna (Italy).

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

08/11/2023


Decree Promulgated

VATICAN CITY - Today, 24 October, 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:

- the miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed MARÍA ANTONIA DE PAZ y FIGUEROA (in religion: MARIA ANTONIA OF SAINT JOSEPH),  founder of the Beaterio  of the Spiritual Exercise of Buenos Aires (now the Congregation of the Daughters of the Divine Savior); born in 1730 in Silípica, Santiago del Estero (Argentina) and died on 7 March 1799 in Buenos Aires (Argentina); beatified on 27 August 2016.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

24/10/2023


Six Decrees Promulgated

VATICAN CITY - Today, 22 June, 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:

M. González-Serna A. Lustosa A. Pagani M. Lange A. Cantalupo L. dos Santos

- the martyrdom of the Servants of God Manuel González-Serna Rodríguez and 19 COMPANIONS, diocesan priests and laypersons of the archdiocese of Sevilla; killed in odium fidei in 1936 in the religious persecution during the Spanish Civil War;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Antônio de Almeida Lustosa, professed priest of the Society of Saint Francis de Sales (Salesians of Don Bosco); archbishop of Fortaleza; born on 11 February 1886 in São João del Rei, Minas Gerais (Brazil) and died on 14 August 1974 in Carpina, Pernambuco (Brazil);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Marco Pagani (in religion: Antonio), professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor; founder of the Company of the Dimesse Sisters, Daughters of Mary Immaculate; born in 1526 in Venice (Italy) and died on 4 January 1589 in Vicenza (Italy);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Elisabeth Lange (in religion: Mary), founder of the Institute of the Oblate Sisters of Providence; born around 1794 in Santiago de Cuba (Cuba) and died on 3 February 1882 in Baltimore, Maryland (United States of America);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Pia Cantalupo (in religion: Anna), vowed member of the Company of the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul; born on 3 September 1888 in Naples (Italy) and died on 12 March 1983 in Catania (Italy); and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God LÚCIA DOS SANTOS (in religion: MARIA LÚCIA OF JESUS AND THE IMMACULATE HEART), professed nun of the Order of Discalced Carmelites; born on 28 March 1907 in Aljustrel, Santarém (Portugal) and died on 13 February 2005 in Coimbra (Portugal).

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

22/06/2023


NINE Decrees Promulgated

VATICAN CITY - Today, 20 May, 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:

G. Beotti S. Mpeke P. Díez Gil E. Roda
T.M. Marques A. Canepa G. Schäffer M.C. Ogier L. D’Alessandro

- the martyrdom of the Servant of God Giuseppe Beotti, priest of the diocese of Piacenza-Bobbio; born on 26 August 1912 in Campremoldo Sotto, Gragnano Trebbiense, Piacenza (Italy) and killed in odium fidei on 20 July 1944 in Sidolo di Bardi, Parma (Italy);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Simon Mpeke [Baba Simon], priest of the diocese of Maroua-Mokolo; born around 1906 in Batombé, Edéa, Littoral (Cameroon) and died on 13 August 1975 in Edéa, Littoral (Cameroon);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Pedro Díez Gil (in religion: Pedro of the Virgin of Mount Carmel), professed priest of the Order of the Poor Clerics Regular of the Mother of God of the Pious Schools (Piarists); born on 14 April 1913  in Pampliega, Burgos (Spain) and died on 14 December 1983 in Zaragoza (Spain);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God EDDA MARIA CATERINA RODA (in religion: EDDA OF THE HOLY TRINITY), professed religious of the Institute of the Capuchin Sisters of Mother Rubatto; born on 30 October 1940 in Leno, Brescia (Italy) and died on 16 June 1996 in Bergamo (Italy);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA LUIZA RESENDE MARQUES (in religion: TEREZA MARGARIDA OF THE HEART OF MARY), professed nun of the Order of Discalced Carmelites; born on 24 December 1915 in Borda da Mata, Minas Gerais (Brazil) and died on 14 November 2005 in Três Pontas, Minas Gerais (Brazil);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Arnaldo Canepa, layperson of the diocese of Rome; catechist; born on 24 September 1882 in Rome (Italy) and died there on 2 November 1966;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God GUIDO VIDAL FRANÇA SCHÄFFER, young layperson of the archdiocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro; seminarian; born on 22 May 1974 in Volta Redonda, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and died on 1 May 2009 in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Maria Cristina Ogier, young layperson of the archdiocese of Florence; born on 9 March 1955 in Florence (Italy) and died on 8 January 1974 in Rome (Italy); and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Lorena D’Alessandro, young layperson of the diocese of Rome; born on 20 November 1964 in La Rustica, Rome (Italy) and died on 3 April 1981 in Rome (Italy).

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

20/05/2023


Six Decrees Promulgated

VATICAN CITY - Today, 23 March, 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:

C. Crespi M.C. Flanagan L. Rossi M.M. Pereira T. Enríquez M.D. Lazzeri

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God CARLO CRESPI CROCI, professed priest of the Society of Saint Francis de Sales (Salesians of Don Bosco); born on 29 May 1891 in Legnano, Milan (Italy), and died on 30 April 1982 in Cuenca (Ecuador);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God FLORENCE KATE FLANAGAN (in religion: MARIA CATERINA), professed religious of the Order of the Most Holy Savior of Saint Bridget (Bridgettine Sisters); born on 17 July 1892 in London, England (United Kingdom) and died on 19 March 1941 in Stockholm (Sweden);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God AMELIA ROSSI (in religion: Leonilde of Saint John the Baptist), professed religious of the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary; born on 10 November 1890 in Lisignano, Trentino (Italy) and died on 12 December 1945 in Vicarello, Bracciano, Rome (Italy);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ELISA DE JESUS PEREIRA (in religion: Maria DO MONTE), professed religious of the Congregation of the Hospitaller Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus; born on 10 April 1897 in Santo António, Funchal, Madeira (Portugal) and died there on 18 December 1963;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God TERESA ENRÍQUEZ de AlVARADO de CÁRDENAS, layperson of the archdiocese of Toledo; married; born around 1456 in Valladolid (Spain) and died on 4 March 1529 in Torrijos, Toledo (Spain); and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA DOMENICA LAZZERI, layperson of the archdiocese of Trent; born on 16 March 1815 in Capriana, Trentino (Italy) and died there on 4 April 1848.

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

23/03/2023


Six Decrees Promulgated

VATICAN CITY - Today, 23 February, 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:

E. Martinez G. Bocci A.S. Boeing M.M. Lussana F. Alcover A. Violi

- the miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God ELISA MARTINEZ, founder of the Congregation of the Daughters of Saint Mary of Leuca; born on 25 March 1905 in Galatina, Lecce (Italy), and died on 8 February 1991 in Rome (Italy); heroic virtues confirmed on 13 October 2021;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God GIULIO BOCCI (in religion: GIUSEPPE FROM SANT’ELPIDIO), professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin; founder of the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of Vocations (now the Secular Institute of the Franciscan Volunteers of Vocations); born on 15 March 1885 in Sant’Elpidio a Mare, Ascoli Piceno (Italy) and died on 23 November 1974 in Pesaro, Pesaro e Urbino (Italy);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ALOÍSIO SEBASTIÃO BOEING, professed priest of the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians), and founder of the Marian Fraternity of the Heart of Jesus; born on 24 December 1913 in Vargem do Cedro, São Martinho, Santa Catarina (Brazil) and died on 17 April 2006 in Jaraguá do Sul, Santa Catarina (Brazil);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God TERESA CATERINA LUSSANA (in religion: Maria Margherita), cofounder of the Congregation of the Ursuline Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Asola; born on 14 November 1852 in Seriate, Bergamo (Italy) and died there on 27 February 1935;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God FRANCISCA AINA MARIA ALCOVER MORELL, layperson of the archdiocese of Mallorca; born on 19 October 1912 in Sóller, Mallorca, Islas Baleares (Spain) and died there on 10 March 1954; and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ALBERTINA VIOLI ZIRANDOLI, layperson of the diocese of Fiesole; married; born on 1 July 1901 in Carpi, Modena (Italy) and died on 18 July 1972 in Rome (Italy).

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

23/02/2023


Six Decrees Promulgated

VATICAN CITY - Today, 19 January, 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:

M. Costa G.F. Mauro G. Barra V. López de Uralde M.M.D. Allegri B. Antoniazzi

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Miquel Costa Llobera, priest and canon of the cathedral chapter of the diocese of Mallorca; born on 10 March 1854 in Pollença, Mallorca, Islas Baleares (Spain) and died on 16 October 1922 in Mallorca, Islas Baleares (Spain);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Gaetano Francesco Mauro, priest of the diocese of Cosenza and founder of the Congregation of Pious Workers Rural Catechists (Ardorini Missionaries); born on 13 April 1888 in Rogliano, Cosenza (Italy) and died on 31 December 1969 in Montalto Uffugo, Cosenza (Italy);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Giovanni Barra, priest of the diocese of Pinerolo; born on 13 January 1914 in Riva di Pinerolo, Turin (Italy) and died on 28 January 1975 in Turin (Italy);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Vicente López de Uralde Lazcano, professed priest of the Society of Mary (Marianists); born on 22 January 1894 in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Álava (Spain) and died on 15 September 1990 in Cádiz (Spain);

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Maria Allegri (in religion: Maria Margherita Diomira of the Incarante Word), professed religious of the Congregation of the Sisters Established in the Charity of the Good Shepherd; born on 26 April 1651 in Firenzuola, Floremce (Italy) and died on 17 December 1677 in Florence (Italy); and,

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Bertilla Antoniazzi, young layperson of the diocese of Vicenza; born on 10 November 1944 in San Pietro Mussolino, Vicenza (Italy) and died on 22 October 1964 in Vicenza (Italy).

Posted by:

Charles G. Braganza 

Date:

19/01/2023


 


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