Formula of Canonization


Ad honorem Sanctae et Individuae Trinitatis,
ad exaltationem fidei catholicae
et vitae christianae incrementum,
auctoritate Domini nostri Iesu Christi,
beatorum Apostolorum Petri et Pauli ac Nostra,
matura deliberatione praehabita
et divina ope saepius implorata,
ac de plurimorum Fratrum Nostrorum consilio,
Beatus  [nomen]  Sanctus esse decernimus et definimus, 
ac Sanctorum Catalogo adscribimus,
statuentes eos in universa Ecclesia
inter Sanctos pia devotione recoli debere.
In nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti. Amen.



For the honour of the Blessed Trinity,
the exaltation of the Catholic faith and
the increase of the Christian life, 
by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, 
and of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and our own, 
after due deliberation 
and frequent prayer for divine assistance, 
and having sought the counsel of many of our brother Bishops, 
we declare and define 
Blessed  [name]  to be a Saint
and we enroll him among the Saints, 
decreeing that he be venerated as such by the whole Church.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen