Process for the Canonization of Blessed Titus Brandsma

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

On 6th February, in Rome, the official opening took place of the documents of inquiry regarding the alleged miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Titus Brandsma in the Diocese of Palm Beach (Florida, USA).

This very simple and yet solemn act took place at the Vatican's Congregation for the Causes of Saints, in the presence of Fr. Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm. (Prior General of the Carmelite Order), Dr. Giovanna Brizi (Postulator General), Fathers John Keating, O.Carm, and Benny Phang Khong Wing, O.Carm., (General Councilors for Europe, and Asia), and Fr. Ton Van der Gulik, O.Carm., representing the Dutch Province of the Order.

All the documentation had been presented to the Congregation on 24th January by the Vice Postulator of the cause of the miracle, Fr. Mario Esposito, O.Carm.

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.


left-right: Fr. John Keating, Dr. Giovanna Brizi, Archbishop Marcello Bartolucci,

Fr. Fernando Millán Romeral, Fr. Benny Phang Khong Wing


Source: CITOC Carmelite News