20 July 2011

Initiation of Canonization Process for Bd. Elizabeth of the Trinity

The vice-postulator for the cause of St. Thérèse's parents, recently beatified Louis and Zelie Martin, is the same for Bd. Eliz. of the Trinity. From this Italian article:

Monday, July 11, 2011 at 6 pm in the Chapel of the Archbishop in Dijon, in front of His Excellency Archbishop Roland Minnerath, Archbishop of the diocese, the opening of the Process "Super Miro" for the canonization of Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity, Elizabeth Catez (1880-1906), took place.

After a short prayer in the presence of a relic of the Carmelite of Dijon the members of the court were sworn: Bishop Ennio APEC Archbishop of Milan as a Bankruptcy Judge to this case, the Canon Paul Chadeuf , Promoter of Justice and Don Yves Frot, Notary Actuary.

The Archbishop's Chancellor, Canon Marc Galen , read the libel Supplice Vice Postulator of the Cause, Father Anthony of the Mother of God OCD (Sangalli), with whom he had asked that the process started for the alleged miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity. His Excellency the Archbishop, having read the Supplice libel, then served the oath ceremony.

After the first session the opening the second session took place where they interviewed three persons from the Discalced Carmelite Monastery at Flavignerot about an alleged miracle cure for Ms. Marie-Paul Stevens (Belgium).

A religion teacher at the Institute of the Marist Brothers of Malmedy (Belgium ), Marie-Paul during the month of May 1997 had difficulty in articulating words and saliva problems. A few weeks later, a friend advised her to undergo some medical tests. Marie-Paul then learned she had contracted the disease, Sjogren's, which gradually hits different areas of your body. The serious complications that followed led the government to ask Marie-Paul to take early retirement. During the illness, many people prayed the Novena of Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity to ask for healing. On the advice of several specialists, Marie-Paul underwent chemotherapy and corticosteroid therapy, but the results were not satisfactory. The situation worsened and, as death seemed to approach, Marie-Paul expressed the desire to take a trip to Flavignerot to thank Elizabeth of the Trinity for sustaining her in the course of the disease. On 2 April 2002, after praying in the chapel of the Carmel and thanking Elizabeth , she sat on one of the rocks bordering the parking lot of the monastery. Suddenly, and before the astonished eyes of two friends who accompanied her, she stood up and with her hands to heaven, exclaimed, full of wonder and joy: "I have no more illness." From that day on, Marie-Paul resumed her normal life.