Vatican City (Fides Service) – On Monday 7 July in the Sala Clementina of the Papal Palace in the Vatican, in the presence of Pope John Paul II, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints (CCS) promulgated decrees regarding ten causes under examination concerning one bishop, three priests, four women religious and two lay persons. The promulgation refers to a miracle for canonisation, four miracles for beatification, two cases of martyrdom in Slovakia and lastly three decrees of heroic virtues.
The CCS has recognised miracles attributed respectively to the intercession of: Blessed Luigi Orione (1872-1940), priest and founder of the Piccola Opera della Divina Provvidenza and the congregation of the Little Missionary Sisters of Charity; the venerable servants of God: Giuseppe Maria Cassant, priest and professed Cistercian monk of strict observance (Trappists); Laura of Saint Catherine of Siena, born Laura Montoya y Upegui, foundress of the congregation of the Missionary Sisters of Mary Immaculate and Saint Catherine of Siena; Anna Caterina Emmerick, professed nun of the Regular Canonichesse of Saint Augustine; Alberto Marvelli, layman.
The CCS also recognised the martyrdom of the servant of God Basilio Hopko, titular Bishop of Midila, auxiliary of Prešov (Slovakia) and of the servant of God Zdenka, born Cecilia Schelingová, professed nun of the Sisters of Charity of the Holy Cross.
Lastly the CCS recognised the heroic virtues of the servants of God: Pietro Vigne, priest of Viviers diocese, founder of the congregation of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament; Maria Maddalena Della Passione, born Costanza Starace, foundress of the Compassionate Servant Sisters of Mary; Eurosia Fabris widow Barban, mother of a family, of the third order of St Francis. (S.L.) (Fides Service 8/07/2003 – lines 22; words 275)