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New from the Office of the Postulator General

37/2018 – 31 – 05

On the 22nd of April last, the Postulator General met with the Bishop of Trapani, Pietro Maria Fragnelli, in view of the opening of the cause for beatification and canonisation of the Servant of God, Elia Carbonaro, O.Carm.

The following day, a first recognition of his mortal remains was carried out, as a preparation for their removal from the cemetery in Trapani to the Basilica of Maria Santissima Annunziata, in that same city.

An up-date on the present status of the cause at the Roma stage:

On the 23rd of March, the diocesan inquiry into the virtues of the Servant of God, Fr. Avertan Fenech, O.Carm. was granted juridical validation.

On the 13th of April, the diocesan inquiry into the presumed miracle attributed to Blessed Titus Brandsma, O.Carm. was granted juridical validation.

On the 11th of May the diocesan enquiry into the virtues of the Servant of God, Dom Gabriel Paulino Bueno Couto was granted juridical validation.

With the granting of the decree of validation of the diocesan inquiry each cause may proceed to the next step at the Congregation of the Causes of the Saints and advance in the Roman stage of the process.

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As Carmelites We live our life of allegiance to Jesus Christ and to serve Him faithfully with a pure heart and a clear conscience through a commitment to seek the face of the living God (the contemplative dimension of life), through prayer, through fraternity, and through service (diakonia). These three fundamental elements of the charism are not distinct and unrelated values, but closely interwoven. 

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