News from the office of the Postulator
On June 7, 2016 the Ordinary Session of Cardinals and Bishops met to discuss the cause for beatification of the Servant of God Mother Maria Elisea Oliver Molina (1869-1931), foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (HVMMC) . We are happy
to inform you that the outcome of the vote was positive. We now await the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Card. Angelo Amato, to submit to the Supreme Pontiff the conclusions of the Ordinary Session and to authorize the Congregation to promulgate the Decree on the heroic virtues of Mother Maria Elisea, who will have the title of Venerable. We are joyfully united therefore with this dear Carmelite congregation. As Venerable no cult is allowed, but this is a key step forward on the path to final canonization. We pray to God that, through the intercession of Mother Elisea, there will soon follow a miracle for beatification.
On May 27 (in session 144) General Council of the Order, at the request of the Maltese Province, gave a positive response to the introduction of the cause of beatification and canonization of Fr. Avertano Fenech, O.Carm. (1871-1943).
On June 22 the Diocese of Jundiaí (Brazil) will host the opening session of the supplementary Inquiry into the life, virtues, reputation for holiness and extraordinary facts regarding the Servant of God Dom Gabriel Paulino Bueno Couto (1910- 1982), Carmelite bishop.