It is this Office’s duty to study and present to the diocesan curia and the Holy See for beatification and canonisation the cases of persons (mainly Franciscans from all the Franciscan Family) who have shown concrete signs of holiness in the heroic exercise of all virtues.
Il 9 ottobre 2013, il Santo Padre Francesco, ricevendo in udienza privata Sua Eminenza Reverendissima il Signor Card. Angelo Amato, S.D.B., Prefetto della Congregazione delle Cause dei Santi, ha autorizzato la Congregazione a promulgare, tra gli altri, il Decreto riguardante le virtù eroiche della Serva di Dio Maria di San Francesco Wilson (al secolo: Maria Giovanna) Fondatrice della Congregazione delle Suore Francescane di Nostra Signora delle Vittorie nata a Hurryhur (India) il 3 ottobre 1840 e morta a Camara de Lobos (Portogallo) il 18 ottobre 1916. (more…)
A new group of martyrs belonging to the Order of Friars Minor and the Secular Franciscan Order is added to the Franciscan Martyrology. The newly Blessed are part of a larger group of 502 martyrs to be beatified in Tarragona (Spain) on Sunday, October 13, 2013, to the happy crowning of the Year of Faith. They offered their heroic witness of faith in the course of the bloody religious persecution in Spain of 1936. (more…)
The Holy Father Francis, during an audience granted to H.E. Most Rev. Cardinal Angelo Amato, SDB, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, on July 5, 2013, approved the votes in favor of the Ordinary Session of the Cardinals and Bishops about the canonization of Blessed John XXIII (Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli). (more…)
On Saturday, June 15, 2013, in the Cathedral Square of Carpi, His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints and Representative of the Holy Father, will preside at the Rite of Beatification of the Venerable Servant of God Odoardo Focherin, martyr, father of a family, partner of Italian Catholic Action, who was killed in odium fidei (hatred of the faith) in the concentration camp of Hersbruck on December 27, 1944. (more…)
Yesterday afternoon, on Thursday, May 2, 2013, the Holy Father Francis received in a private audience His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Amato, SDB, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. During the audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate some decrees including those concerning: (more…)
On Thursday, December 20, 2012, the Holy Father Benedict XVI received in private audience His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Amato, SDB, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, and authorized the Congregation to promulgate the following decrees related to causes of our postulation: (more…)
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The awaited beatification of the Venerable Servant of God Maria Gabriele Allegra will be held Saturday, September 29, 2012, on the feast of the Holy Archangels, in the Basilica Cathedral of (more…)
Through the letter by the Secretary of State dated on July 16, 2012, the Holy Father Benedict XVI has granted that the Rite of Beatification of the Venerable Servants of God, Frederick (more…)
Sunday, October 2, at 16:00 at the Cathedral of Ivrea H. E. Most Rev. Card.Tarcisio Bertone, Secretary of State, will preside over the rite of Beatification of the Ven. Servant of God ANTONIA MARIA VERNA (more…)