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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Decrees for the Causes of Saints

Vatican City, 15 December 2015 (VIS) – Yesterday afternoon the Holy Father received in audience Cardinal Angelo Amato S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. During the audience he authorised the promulgation of decrees concerning the following causes:


- Blessed Maria Elisabeth Hesselblad, Swedish foundress of the Bridgettine Sisters (1870-1957);

- Servant of God Ladislaw Bukowinski, Ukrainian diocesan priest (1904-1974);

- Venerable Servant of God Maria Celeste of the Holy Redeemer (nee Giulia Crostarosa), Italian foundress of the Redemptoristine Nuns (1696-1755);

- Venerable Servant of God Mary of Jesus (nee Carolina Santocanale), Italian foundress of the Capuchin Sisters of the Immaculate of Lourdes (1852-1923);

- Venerable Servant of God Itala Mela, Italian Oblate of St. Benedict (1904-1957);


- Servant of God Angelo Ramazzotti, Patriarch of Venice, Founder of the Institute for Foreign Missions (1800-1861);

- Servant of God Joseph Vithayathil, Indian diocesan priest and co-founder of the Congregation of the Holy Family (1865-1964);

- Servant of God Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta, Spanish diocesan priest (1915-1976);

- Servant of God Giuseppe Schiavo, Italian professed priest of the Congregation of St. Joseph (1903-1967);

- Servant of God Venanzio Maria Quadri, Italian professed religious of the Order of Servants of Mary (1916-1937);

- Servant of God William Gagnon, American professed religious of the Hospitallers of St. John of God (1905-1972);

- Servant of God Teresa Rosa Fernanda de Saldanha Oliveira Sousa, Portuguese foundress of the Dominican Sisters of the Portuguese Congregation of St. Catherine of Siena (1837-1916);

- Servant of God Maria Emilia Riquelme Zayas, Spanish foundress of the Missionary Sisters of the Most Blessed Sacrament and Mary Immaculate (1847-1940);

- Servant of God Maria Esperanza de la Cruz (nee Salustiana Antonia Ayerbe Castillo), Spanish co-foundress of the Augustinian Recollect Missionary Sisters (1890-1967);

- Servant of God Emanuela Maria Magdalena (Chaje) Kalb, Polish professed religious of the Canonesses of the Holy Spirit (1899-1986);

- Servant of God Niklaus Wolf, Swiss layman and father (1756-1832);

- Servant of God Teresio Olivelli, Italian layman (1916-1945).

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