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Process for the canonization of Blessed Tius Brandsma

Yesterday, the 6th of February, in the presence of the Prior General of our Order, Fr. Fernando Millán Romeral O. Carm., of the Postulator General, Dr. Giovanna Brizi, the General Councilors for Europe and Asia (John Keating, O.Carm and Benny Phang Khong Wing, O.Carm.) and Fr. Ton Van der Gulik, O.Carm.,

representing the Dutch Province, the opening of the documents of inquiry regarding the alleged miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Tito Brandsma in the Diocese of Palm Beach (Florida, USA) took place. All the documentation had been presented to the Congregation on January the 24th by the Vice Postulator of the cause of the miracle, Fr. Mario Esposito, O.Carm.

This very simple and yet solemn act took place at the Congregation for the Causes of Saints (Congregatio Pro Causis Sanctorum). Later they were received by Monsignor Marcello Bartolucci, Archbishop Secretary of the Congregation, who invited the Carmelites to imitate the example of the life of Blessed Titus and to continue praying for this cause of canonization.

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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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