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Cardinal Saraiva announces canonization of Ecuadoran woman in 2008

.- The prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints, Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, announced this week that among the first causes of canonization to be proclaimed this year will be Blessed Narcisa de Jesus, a laywoman who died in 1869 and will become the third Ecuadorian saint.

In an interview with L’Osservatore Romano, Cardinal Saraiva explained that there are currently “more than 2,200” causes currently under consideration by the Congregation. 

The first four to be concluded are those of “Gaetano Errico of Naples, Italy, and founder of a congregation; Berandra Bütler ,a Swiss foundress of a religious order; Alfonsa de la Inmaculada, an Indian religious from Kerala; and Narcisa de Jesus Martillo, a laywoman from Ecuador.”


 

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