Friday, April 28, 2006

News from Rome on Blessed Mother Theodore Guerin

Today, Pope Benedict XVI authorized the Congregation of the Causes of Saints to promulgate several decrees regarding the causes of several holy men and women. Included among them was a decree verifying a second miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Mother Theodore Guerin, the 19th century foundress of the Sisters of Providence of Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods.

Go to this page on the Web site of The Criterion Online Edition to read a Vatican Information Service bulletin regarding the decrees.

Go here to read about an artist commissioned by the Sisters of Providence to create a six-foot statue of Blessed Mother Theodore who was baptized and received into the full communion of the Church at St. Margaret Mary Parish in Terre Haute on April 15 during the Easter Vigil.

Go here to read about a press conference held in February at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods about the progress in Blessed Mother Theodore's canonization Cause.

Go here to read about the miracle that is at the root of the pope's decree.

The Archdiocese of Indianapolis' Web site has this page with more information about Blessed Mother Theodore and her canonization Cause.

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