Denver Newsroom, Oct 31, 2022 / 14:00 pm
Mother María Berenice Duque Hencker, a Colombian nun who founded religious congregations, including the Congregation of the Sisters of the Annunciation, was beatified in Medellín on Oct. 29.
Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, prefect of the Dicastery for the Cause of Saints, presided over the ceremony held in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Medellín. The archbishop of Medellín, Ricardo Tobón Restrepo, concelebrated.
The Medellín archdiocese reported that the beatification was attended by thousands.
During his homily, Semeraro highlighted the “humility” that characterized Mother María Berenice and recalled that the consulting theologians recognized this virtue on multiple occasions “during the beatification process.”