Promulgation of Decrees on the Causes for Canonization

On 3 July 2008 Pope Benedict XVI received in private audience Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins C.M.F., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, and authorized the promulgation of decrees concerning the following causes:

MIRACLES

  • Blessed Father Damian de Veuster, Belgian professed priest of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (1840-1889).
  • Blessed Bernardo Tolomei, Italian founder of the Olivetan Benedictine Congregation (1272-1348).
  • Blessed Nuno di Santa Maria Alvares Pereira (ne: Nuno), Portuguese professed layman of the Order of Friars of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel (1360-1431).
  • Servant of God Ludovico Martin, French lay man (1823-1894) and Servant of God Maria Zelia Guerin Martin, French lay woman (1831-1877), parents of Saint Therese de Lisieux

    MARTYRDOM

  • Servant of God Francesco Giovanni Bonifacio, Italian, killed in hatred of the faith at Villa Gardossi, Italy (1912-1946).

    HEROIC VIRTUES

  • Blessed Nuno di Santa Maria Alvares Pereira (ne: Nuno), Portuguese professed layman of the Order of Friars of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel (1360-1431).
  • Servant of God Stephen Douayhy, Lebanese patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites (1630-1704).
  • Servant of God Bernardino Dal Vago da Portogruaro (ne: Giuseppe), Italian archbishop of the Order of Friars Minor (1822-1895).
  • Servant of God Giuseppe Di Donna, Italian bishop of Andria, of the Order of the Blessed Trinity (1901-1952).
  • Servant of God Maria Barbara of the Blessed Trinity Maix (nee: Barbara), Austrian foundress of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (1818-1873).
  • Servant of God Pius Keller (ne: Hans), German professed priest of the Order of St. Augustine (1825-1904).
  • Servant of God Andres Hibernon Garmendia (ne: Francisco Andres), Spanish professed brother of the Institute of Brothers of Christian Schools (1880-1969).
  • Servant of God Chiara Badano, young Italian lay woman (1971-1990).
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