Process for the Canonization of Blessed Titus Brandsma

John Keating, O.Carm.; Dr. Giovanna Brizi; Fr. Ton Van der Gulik, O.Carm.; Fr. Fernando Millan Romeral, O.Carm.; Benny Phang Khong Wing, O.Carm.
Titus Brandsma

Yesterday, the 6th of February, 2018, in the presence of the Prior General of our Order, Fr. Fernando Millán Romeral O. Carm., of the Postulator General, Dr. Giovanna Brizi, the General Councilors for Europe and Asia (John Keating, O.Carm and Benny Phang Khong Wing, O.Carm.) and Fr. Ton Van der Gulik, O.Carm., representing the Dutch Province, the opening of the documents of inquiry regarding the alleged miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Tito Brandsma in the Diocese of Palm Beach (Florida, USA) took place. All the documentation had been presented to the Congregation on January the 24th by the Vice Postulator of the cause of the miracle, Fr. Mario Esposito, O.Carm.

This very simple and yet solemn act took place at the Congregation for the Causes of Saints (Congregatio Pro Causis Sanctorum) [in Rome, Italy]. Later they were received by Monsignor Marcello Bartolucci, Archbishop Secretary of the Congregation, who invited the Carmelites to imitate the example of the life of Blessed Titus and to continue praying for this cause of canonization.

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