Rome, Italy, Feb 10, 2022 / 14:43 pm
The Argentine bishops’ representative for the causes of saints, Bishop Santiago Olivera of the Military Diocese, presented in Rome Feb. 7 the collection of testimonies gathered for the beatification of Sister Bernardita de la Inmaculada Sesso, affectionately called the "mother of priests."
Bishop Olivera explained that Sister Bernardita was Italian, but “she lived for a long time in Argentina belonging to the Poor Sisters of Saint Joseph of Buenos Aires, in San Miguel, Buenos Aires province, where she maintained a great friendship with the then master of novices, the later bishop and cardinal, Jorge Bergoglio, the current Holy Father Francis.”
Since the cause for the canonization of the Servant of God was opened in Rome, the Bishop of San Miguel, Damián Gustavo Nannini, delegated the process to Bishop Olivera, who began and concluded the process with the Vicariate of Rome.
Bishop Olivera was accompanied to Rome by Sister Colomba Angelillis, representative of the Mother Delegate for Italy of the Institute of the Poor Sisters of Saint Joseph of Buenos Aires, Mother Gregoria Antonia Ortiz.