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Process for the Canonization of Blessed Titus Brandsma
On February 6, 2018, in the presence of the Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., along with the Postulator General, Dr. Giovanna Brizi, the General Councillors for Europe and Asia (John Keating, O.Carm., and Benny Phang Khong Wing, O.Carm.) and 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 Titus Brandsma, O.Carm., in the Diocese of Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.A., took place. All the documentation had been presented to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints (Congregatio Pro Causis Sanctorum) on January24, 2018, by the Vice Postulator of the Cause, Mario Esposito, O.Carm.
This very simple and yet solemn act took place at the Congregation’s offices. Later the delegation was received by Archbishop Marcello Bartolucci, 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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