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News from the Irish Province. . .

Fr Patrick (Leo) Gallagher, O.Carm. 1928-2018
It is with sadness that the Irish Province records the death of Fr Patrick (Leo) Gallagher, O.Carm., on Monday, June 11, 2018. Fr Leo was born in Co Sligo in 1928 and joined the Order, making his First Profession in 1948. He was ordained priest in 1954 and spent most of his priesthood in the missions in Zimbabwe where he served in a number of positions, particularly in the formation of Carmelite students. A gentle presence with a positive outlook, Fr Leo retired to Ireland in 2004 and lived at Gort Muire, Dublin.

News from beyond the Province. . .

Appointment of President of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts
The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has appointed as President of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts Archbishop Filippo Iannone, O.Carm, Archbishop-Bishop Emeritus of Sora-Aquino-Pontecorvo, currently adjunct secretary of the same Dicastery.
To Archbishop Iannone we offer our warmest congratulations on behalf of the whole Carmelite Family.

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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