Madrid, Spain, Apr 29, 2004 / 22:00 pm
The cause for beatification of Dr. Maria Mullerat of Spain has advanced this week, as Archbishop Lluis Martinez of Tarragona announced the conclusion of the Archdiocesan investigation.
Four of Dr. Mullerat’s five children took part in the ceremony, as well as many other friends and acquaintances of the Spanish doctor who was killed during the first weeks of the Spanish Civil War.
Mullerat’s daughter, Maria, said the family was following the cause “with great excitement,” adding that although she was only 7 years old when her father was gunned down, she remembers “very much the life we had. He was a great example for us.”
“In our town of Arberca, he was the only man who went to church to pray during May, the month of Mary,” she added. Maria also said her father “loved to be at home and to play with us.”