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Decrees of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints

VATICAN CITY, DEC. 20, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Here is the list of decrees that Pope Benedict XVI authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate during a private audience with Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the aforementioned Congregation.

Miracles

- A miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Antonio Primaldo and Companions, Martyrs, killed Aug. 13, 1480 in Otranto (Italy);

- A miracle attributed to the intercession of the Blessed Laura of St. Catherine of Siena (nee Maria Laura de Jesus Montoya y Upegui), foundress of the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary Immaculate and St. Catherine of Siena, born in Jericó (Colombia) 26 May 1874 and died in Belencito-Medellín (Colombia) October 21, 1949;

- A miracle attributed to the intercession of the Blessed Maria Guadalupe (nee Anastasia Guadalupe García Zavala), foundress of the Sisters of St. Margaret Mary and the Poor; born in Zapopan (Mexico) April 27, 1878 and died at Guadalajara (Mexico) June 24, 1963;

- A miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Antonio Franco, Prelate Ordinary of Saint Lucia del Mela, born in Naples (Italy) September 26, 1585 and died in Saint Lucia del Mela (Italy) September 2, 1626;

- A miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Giuseppe Gabriele del Rosario Brochero, diocesan priest: born in Santa Rosa de Rio Primero (Argentina) March 16, 1840 and died in Villa Tránsito, Córdoba (Argentina) January 26, 1914 ;

- A miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Cristoforo de Santa Catalina (nee Christopher Fernandez Valladolid), Priest, Founder of the Congregation of Jesus of Nazareth Hospital in Córdoba, was born in Mérida (Spain) July 25, 1638 and died in Córdoba (Spain) July 24, 1690;

- A miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Sofia Czeska Maciejowska-foundress of the Congregation of the Virgins of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, was born near Krakow (Poland) in 1584 and died in Krakow (Poland) on 1 April 1650;

- A miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Marguerite Lucia Szewczyk, foundress of the Congregation of the Daughters of Our Lady of Sorrows said Serafitki; born in Szepetówka (Ukraine) in 1828 and died in Nieszawa (Poland) June 5, 1905;

Martyrdom

- The martyrdom of the Servant of God Miroslav Buleši?, diocesan priest, born in ?abruni?i (Croatia) May 13, 1920 and killed in hatred of the faith in Laniš?e (Croatia) August 24, 1947;

- The martyrdom of the Servants of God Giuseppe Saverio Gorosterratzu and 5 Companions, of the Congregation of the Holy Redeemer, killed in hatred of the faith in Spain between 1936 and 1938;

- The martyrdom of the Servants of God Ricardo Gil Barcelón, Priest, and Antonio Arrué Peiró, Postulant, of the Congregation of the Little Work of Divine Providence, killed in hatred of the faith in Valencia (Spain) in 1936;

- The martyrdom of the Servant of God Emmanuel de la Sagrada Familia(born Emmanuel Sanz Domínguez), Monk and Reformer of the Order of St. Jerome, born in Sotodosos (Spain) December 31, 1887 and killed in hatred of the faith in Paracuellos de Jarama (Spain) between 6 and 8 November 1936;

- The martyrdom of the Servant of God Maria de Montserrat (born Giuseppa Pilar García y Solanas) and 8 Companions professed sisters of the Minimum Nuns of San Francesco di Paola, and Lucrezia García y Solanas, Lay, Widow; killed, in hatred of the faith in Bacellona (Spain) July 23, 1936;

- The martyrdom of the Servants of God Melchiorra Adoration Cortés Bueno and 14 Companions of the Society of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, killed in hatred of the faith in Spain between 1936 and 1937;

Heroic Virtues

- The heroic virtues of the Servant of God Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini), Supreme Pontiff, born in Concesio (Italy) September 26, 1897 and died at Castel Gandolfo (Italy) August 6, 1978;

- The heroic virtues of the Servant of God Francesco Saverio Petagna, Bishop of Castellammare di Stabia, founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts, born in Naples (Italy) December 13, 1812 and died in Castellammare di Stabia (Italy) December 18, 1878 ;

- The heroic virtues of the Servant of God Juan Jose Santiago Cortada Bonal, Priest, Founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of St. Anne, born in Terrades (Spain) August 24, 1769 and died in Zaragoza (Spain) August 19, 1829;

- The heroic virtues of the Servant of God Maria Louis Baudouin, Priest, Founder of the Congregation of the Sons of Mary Immaculate and of the Ursuline Sisters of Jesus of Chavagnes; born in Montaigu (France) August 2, 1765 and died in Chavagnes (France) on 12 February 1835;

- The heroic virtues of the Servant of God Giovannina Franchi, founder of the Hospital Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother of Como, born in Como (Italy) June 24, 1807, and died February 23, 1872;

- The heroic virtues of the Servant of God Marcellina de San Jose (nee Louise Aveledo), foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Poor of St. Peter Claver, born in Caracas (Venezuela) June 18, 1874 and died in Barranquilla (Colombia) November 16, 1959;

- The heroic virtues of the Servant of God Claudia Russo, foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Poor Daughters of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, was born in Naples (Italy) November 18, 1889 and died on 11 March 1964;

- The heroic virtues of the Servant of God Maria Francesca delle Piaghe (born Rosa Elena Cornejo), foundress of the Congregation of Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate, was born in Quito (Ecuador) to December 11, 1874 and died October 24, 1964 ;

- The heroic virtues of the Servant of God Chiara Ludovica Szcz?sna, foundress of the Congregation of the Handmaids of the Most Holy Sacred Heart of Jesus; born in Cieszki (Poland) and died 18 July 1863 in Krakow (Poland) February 7, 1916;

- The heroic virtues of the Servant of God Consolata (nee Maria Joaquina Mercedes Barceló y Pagés), co-foundress of the Congregation of the Augustinian Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation, born in Sarriá (Spain) July 24, 1857 and died in Manila (Philippines) August 4, 1940.

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