St. Teresa of Jesus and John of the Cross Community

St. Therese House of Prayer, Carmel of the Holy Spirit, Subic, Zambales

OCDS-Subic 2012

Members of the St. Teresa of Jesus and John of the Cross Community.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Inquiry phase of the miracle attributed to Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity closes

DIJON - FRANCE (03-09-2012).- In the first days of the month of September, the results of the study of the miracle attributed to Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity was forwarded to the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints.

The closing of the “Super Miro” process for the canonization of Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity (1880-1906) took place during the celebration of Vespers in the Chapel of the Flavignerot Carmel on Saturday, August 25, of this year. The archbishop of Dijon, Roland Minnerath, presided.

The members of the tribunal, His Excellency, Ennio Apeciti of the Archdiocese of Milan, Archdiocesan Judge-Delegate; Canon Paul Chadeuf, Promoter of Justice; and Father Yves Frot, Notary, placed the seals on the voluminous dossiers developed for presentation to the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints in Rome.

Father Antonio Sangalli, O.C.D., Vice-Postulator of the cause, was designated to present the documents to the competent authority of the Vatican Congregation. There they will be examined by a team of experts, physicians, and theologians. Also present was the Postulator General of the Order, Father Romano Gambalunga.

This concludes a year-long investigation of the presumed miracle of healing of Marie-Paul Stevens, which took place in that same location.

Marie-Paul Stevens made a pilgrimage to Flavignerot in 2002 to give thanks to Elizabeth of the Trinity for having helped her during the course of her illness (Sjögren syndrome), knowing that there was no known treatment for that disease and that she was facing an imminent death. Right there and suddenly, she felt cured of her disease and has begun to live a completely normal life.

The members of the tribunal traveled to Belgium to undertake inquiries in several sessions with over 40 witnesses, among whom were several physicians. All declared astonishment over this sudden cure and voiced that they were touched by the message from Elizabeth of the Trinity.

Those present in the celebration included Marie-Paul herself, who attended with several of her friends from Belgium; the Chevignard family, descendents of Guite, Elizabeth of the Trinity’s sister; and friends of the Carmel. The small assembly could see the breadth and seriousness of the work, and expressed their joy by singing the Magnificat, giving thanks to God for the gift given to the Church in the person of Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity.

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