Thursday, January 12, 2006

Beatification for Indiana girls' home foundress?

The front page of the Northwest Indiana Catholic, the newspaper of the Diocese of Gary, has a teaser for a story about a religious sister whose Cause for Canonization is progressing:

"EAST CHICAGO — The staff at St. Joseph’s Carmelite Home for Girls has certainly witnessed growth in recent years.
The facility expanded its services several years ago with the Holy Innocents Center for emergency care. Last year the home dedicated the Mother Maria Tauscher Center for infants and toddlers.
Now, the staff is looking at a possible halo for the home’s founder.
On Dec. 19 Pope Benedict XVI signed decrees recognizing miracles attributed to the intercession of nine individuals. Among those now ready for beatification is Sister Anna Maria Tauscher.
The German-born founder of the Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus also founded St. Joseph’s Carmelite Home for Girls — one of a number of facilities still in operation that she founded on a trip to America."

The story appears in the January 15 issue of the newspaper, and access to the story is limited to the print edition. There is a picture of the sister currently up on the website.

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