Saturday, November 2, 2013

A New Venerable For Ireland

Great news for us here in Ireland.  One of our saintly women, Nano Nagle, the foundress of the Presentation Sisters, has been declared Venerable: the Holy Father has signed a decree recognising that she lived a life of heroic virtue.  A nice gift to us in Ireland in these difficult times.  We now await a bona fide miracle through her intercession so she may be beatified.  As far as I am aware, I'm afraid there is nothing on the horizon yet, so we will have to pray hard. 
We have a few Venerables here in Ireland for whom we are awaiting miracles, so far  nothing:  the Venerable Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Mercy Sisters; the Venerable Edel Quinn (whose Cause is actually under the jurisdiction of Nairobi), and the Venerable Matt Talbot.  I believe there is something for the Venerable Matt, but as far as I am aware there are no developments as of yet. 

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