Piscataway, N.J., Sep 24, 2009 / 19:16 pm
The Diocese of Metuchen in New Jersey has completed its role in an investigation of a possible miracle performed by Servant of God Mother Mary Angeline Teresa McCrory, the foundress of the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm. The investigation is to be continued at the Vatican and could lead to Mother McCrory being declared “Blessed” by the Church.
A ceremony at the diocesan headquarters concluded the local inquiry, which began on May 20, 2009. The investigation has been handed over to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints, which will determine the authenticity of the miracle as well as if it can be attributed to Mother McCrory.
The Carmelite sister was a woman of great faith who spent her life caring for the elderly and ailing in long-term care facilities operated by her order. She died in 1984 at age 91.
The Vatican has already released a degree of “Juridical Validation” for the diocesan investigation of her life undertaken by her home diocese, the Diocese of Albany.
According to Lori Albanese, Chancellor of the Diocese Metuchen and notary of the investigation, 10-15 individuals were interviewed regarding the case, including family members, people who prayed for the miracle, the doctors involved, as well as two medical experts who are independent of the Church and of the case. "We were very pleased with the quality of testimony," Albanese said. "The witnesses were very accessible."