Saturday, July 7, 2007

Blessed Namuncurà

The Salesian News Service from Rome has sent us the following:

Yesterday, in the course of an audience granted to Cardinal J.A. Saraiva Martins, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Pope Benedict XVI signed the Decree regarding the miracle of healing attributed to the intercession of Venerable Zeffirino Namuncurà (+1905), a young lay man, past pupil of the Salesians of Don Bosco.

With great joy the Salesian Family is preparing for the Liturgical ceremony for the beatification, planned to be held in Argentina on November 11, 2007.

Salesian Cardinal John Cagliero brought the young Zeffirino to Turin to Don Rua. Zeffirino, who was only 19 when he died was a pupil of the Salesians in Argentina. The Salesians have been waiting for this honor to be given to Zeffirino for a long time. Now we have another young person to join St. Dominic Savio (1842-1857), Blessed Laura Vicuña (1891-1904), Blessed Franciszek Kesy (1920-1943), Blessed Edward Klinik 1919-1942), Blessed Jarogniew Wojciechowski (1922-1942), Blessed Czeslaw Jozwiak (1919-1942), and Blessed Edward Kazmierski (1919-1942).

The mission of the Salesians is to make holiness accessible to young people and to themselves.

1 comment:

Sister Brittany said...

I love being a Salesian... I am a Cooperator, but am entering the FMAs in less than a month. Please pray for me, father!

Check out my blog, too. :)