Miracles attributed to intercession of Francisco and Jacinta of Fatima

jacinta_franciscoThis is from today’s Bolletino:

Promulgation of Decrees of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, 23.03.2017

The Holy Father Francis received in audience this morning His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. During the audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate the following decrees regarding:

– the miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Angelo da Acri (né Luca Antonio Falcone), professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, born 19 October 1669 and died 30 October 1739);

– the miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Francisco Marto, born on 11 June 1908 and died on 4 April 1919, and Blessed Jacinta Marto, born 11 March 1910 and died 20 February 1920, children of Fátima;  [Pope Francis will visit Fatima 12-13 May for the 100th annivesary of the apparition.]

– the martyrdom of Servants of God José Fernández Sánchez and 32 companions, priests and coadjutor brothers of the Congregation of the Mission, alongside six laypeople of the Association of the Miraculous Medal of Our Lady, killed in hatred of the faith during the Spanish civil war;  [a modern martyr]

– the martyrdom of Servant of God Regina Mariam Vattalil (née Rani Maria), professed sister of the Franciscan Clarist Congregation, killed in hatred of the faith on 25 February 1995; [a modern martyr]

– the heroic virtues of Servant of God Daniele da Samarate (né Felice Rossini), professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, born 15 June 1876 and died 19 May 1924;

– the heroic virtues of Servant of God Macrina Raparelli (né Elena), founder of the Congregation of the Basilian Sisters, daughters of Saint Macrina, born 2 April 1893 and died 26 February 1970;

– the heroic virtues of Servant of God Daniela Zanetta, layperson, born 15 December 1962 and died 14 April 1986.

The Holy Father also approved the favourable votes of the Ordinary Session of Cardinals and Bishops, member of the Congregation, regarding the canonization of the following Blesseds:

– André de Soveral, and Ambrósio Francisco Ferro, diocesan priests, and Mateus Moreira, layperson, alongside 27 companions, martyrs, killed in hatred of the faith in Brazil on 16 July 1645 and 3 October 1645;  [a “modern” martyr]

– Cristóbal, Antonio and Juan, adolescent martyrs, killed in hatred of the faith in Mexico in 1529. [“modern” martyrs]

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2 Responses to Miracles attributed to intercession of Francisco and Jacinta of Fatima

  1. CharlesG says:

    I wish the Pope would help along the cause of Matteo Ricci, SJ and his disciple literatus Xu Guangqi. The pre-Communist martyrs of China have been recognized, but the evangelist confessors of China deserve some recognition too, and it is not necessarily easy to pursue the normal canonization process given the irregular siguation of the Church in China.

  2. Semper Gumby says:

    These miracles are good news. Deo gratias. Also, thank you to Fr. Z and commenters for a Fatima post last year and who suggested reading William Walsh’s Our Lady of Fatima and Fr. Apostoli’s Fatima for Today. Great books.