Vatican: Decree on the heroic virtues of Fr. Jordan

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Vatican: Decree on the heroic virtues of Fr. Jordan

On January 14th 2011, Holy Father met with Cardinal Angelo Amato SDB, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.  During the audience Pope Benedict XVI authorised the promulgation by the Congregation, of the decree on heroic virtues of the Servant of God Francis Mary of the Cross (John Baptist Jordan), priest, founder of the Society of the Divine Savior and of the Congregation of Sisters of the Divine Saivior, born on June 16th 1848 in Gurtweil, who died on September 8th 1918 in Tafers.

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see: information on the promulgation of the Decree at the Vatican website
 
Vatican Radio: Decrees of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints – including the Founder of the Salvatorians

Besides John Paul II, the Decrees of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints approved by the Pope, on January 14th, regard also twelve other Servants of God. Two of them concern miracles, which occurred by possible intercession of professor Giuseppe Toniolo,lay person and father of a family, who died in the beginning of the 20th century, and of Antonia Maria Verna, founder of the Italian Congregation of Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception from Ivrei, who lived in 18/9th centuries. Moreover Benedict XVI authorized the Congregation to promulgate the Decree on martyrdom of five Bosnian nuns, murdered in 1941. All the Servants of God are going to be beatified soon.

The five remaining Decrees confirms heroic virtues of three priests from Italy, Germany and the United States, of a Spanish postulant of the Marianist Fathers and one lay woman from Brazil. Among them the most known person is Franziskus Maria Jordan, founder of the Salvatorians, who died in 1918.

[own translation from Polish original by ak/rv]

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