National Catholic Register


Miracles, Virtues Declared

BY Lisapevtzow

July 7, 1996 Issue | Posted 7/7/96 at 1:00 AM


THE FOLLOWING DECREES were promulgated June 25 in the presence of Pope John Paul II and members of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints and postulators of the respective causes.

Seven decrees regarding miracles attributed to the intercession of seven Venerable Servants of God:

Gaetano Catanoso, Italian, priest from the diocese of Reggio Calabria, Italy, pastor and founder of the Congregation of the Veronica Sisters of the Holy Face (1879-1963);

Enrico Rebuschini, Italian, priest of the Order of Regular Clergy Ministers of the Sick (1860-1938);

Cipriano Michele Iwene Tansi, Nigerian, priest of the diocese of Onitsha, Nigeria, and later monk at the Trappist Monastery of Mont St. Bernard, England (1903-1964);

Maria Ana Mogas Fontcuberta, Spanish, foundress of the Congregation of the Third Order Franciscan Sisters of the Mother of the Divine Shepherd (1827-1886);

Maria Marcellina Darowska, Ukrainian, co-foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1827-1911);

Frederic Ozanam, layman born in Milan, died in Marseille, France, university professor, co-founder of the Conferences of St. Vincent de Paul (1813-1853);

Caterina Jarrige, French, of the Third Order Secular of St. Dominic (1754-1836).

One decree of martyrdom of the Servant of God Vincenzo Lewoniuk and his 12 companions, martyrs, Uniate Catholics of Podlachia, killed for their faithfulness to the Catholic Church in Pratulin (Poland) in 1874 (see related story, this page).

Six decrees of heroic virtues of the following Servants of God:

Antonio Amumdarain Garmendia, Spanish, priest of the diocese of Vitoria and founder of the secular institute “Alianza en Jesus por Maria” (1885-1954);

Giacomo Alberione, Italian, priest of the diocese of Alba and founder of the Pauline Family (1884-1971);

Nicola da Gesturi (born Giovanni Medda Usai), Italian, lay professor of the Order of Capuchin Friars Minor (1882-1958);

Maria Teresa Lega (born Anna Amalia), Italian, foundress of the “Lega” Institute, Sisters of the Holy Family, of the Third Order of St. Francis (1812- 1890);

Teresa Gallifa Palmarola, Spanish, foundress of the Congregation of the Handmaids of the Passion (1850-1907);

Liduina Meneguzzi (born Elisa Angela), Italian, professed religious of the Institute of the Sisters of St. Francis de Salles (1901-1941). (VIS)