Beatification For 8 Servants Of God

On 20 February 2021, the Holy Father Pope Francis has approved a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of Venerable Armida Barelli (1882-1952), paving the way for her beatification and the heroic virtues of two priests, four religious sisters, and a laywoman, all of whom may now be honored as venerable.


Pope Francis authorized the Congregation for the causes of saints to promulgate the Decrees regarding the canonization of eight servants of God:

The miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Armida Barelli, of the Secular Third Order of Saint Francis, co-founder of the Secular Institute of the Missionaries of the Kingship of Christ; born on 1 December 1882 in Milan, Italy, and died in Marzio, Italy, on 15 August 1952.

The heroic virtues of the Servant of God Albino Alves da Cunha e Silva, diocesan priest; born on 22 September 1882 in Codeçôso, Portugal, and died in Catanduva, Brazil, on 19 September 1973.

The heroic virtues of the Servant of God Ignatius of Saint Paul (né George Spencer), professed priest of the Congregation of the Passion of Christ; born on 21 December 1799 in London, England, and died in Carstairs, Scotland, on 1 October 1864.

The heroic virtues of the Servant of God Felicita Fortunata Baseggio net Anna Clara Giovanna), a religious sister of the Order of Saint Augustine; born on 5 May 1752 in Ferrara, Italy, and died in Rovigo, Italy, on 11 February 1829.

The heroic virtues of the Servant of God Floralba Rondi (née Luigia Rosina), professed religious of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Poor – Palazzolo Institute; born on 10 December 1924 in Pedrengo, Italy, and died in Mosango, Democratic Republic of the Congo, on 25 April 1995.

The heroic virtues of the Servant of God Clarangela Ghilardi of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Poor – Palazzolo Institute; born on 21 April 1931 in Trescore Balneario, Italy, and died in Kikwit, Democratic Republic of the Congo, on 6 May 1995.

The heroic virtues of the Servant of God Dinarosa Belleri (née Teresa Santa), professed religious of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Poor – Palazzolo Institute; born on 11 November 1936 in Catalina di Villa Carcina, Italy, and died in Kikwit, Democratic Republic of the Congo, on 14 May 1995.

The heroic virtues of the Servant of God Elisa Giambelluca lay faithful, member of the Theresian institute; born on 30 April 1941 in Isnello, Italy, and died in Rome, Italy, on 5 May 1986.

Source, Vatican Press Office

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