Pope confirms decrees for causes of Saints

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday received in audience Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, authorizing the congregation to promulgate the decrees regarding:

– A miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Faustino Miguez, professed priest of the Order of Poor Clerks Regular of the Mother of God of the Pious Schools (Piarists), founder of the Congregation of the Sisters Calasation Daughters of the Divine Shepherdess; born March 24, 1831 and died on 8 March 1925;

– A miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Leopoldina Naudet, foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family; born May 31, 1773, and died August 17, 1834;

– The martyrdom of the Servants of God Matthew Casals, professed priest, Theophilus Casajus, Scholastic professed Ferdinand Saperas, professed brother, and 106 companions of the Congregation of the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary; killed in hatred of the faith during the civil war in Spain between 1936 and 1937;

– The heroic virtues of Servant of God Giovanni Battista Fouque, diocesan priest; born September 12, 1851 and died December 5, 1926;

– The heroic virtues of Servant of God the Holy Spirit Lorenzo (nee Egidio Marcelli), professed religious of the Congregation of the Passion of Jesus Christ; born August 30, 1874 and died October 14, 1953;

– The heroic virtues of Servant of God Maria Raffaella of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (nee Sebastiana Lladó y Sala), foundress of the Congregation of the Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary; born January 2, 1814 and died on March 8, 1899;

– The heroic virtues of the Servant of God Clelia Merloni, Foundress of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus; born March 10, 1861 and died November 21, 1930;

– The heroic virtues of Servant of God Isidoro Ledesma, Layman, of the Personal Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei; born September 13, 1902 and died July 15, 1943.

(from Vatican Radio)

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