Some Wonderful News!
As you may
well know, for years now the Society of the Divine Savior has been
working and praying for the beatification of our founder, Father
Francis Jordan. Just recently, Pope Benedict XVI authorized the
Congregation for the Causes of Saints to issue a decree confirming
that Father Jordan did indeed live a life of heroic virtue - a
primary requirement in the beatification process.
The Holy Father made the announcement at the same time at which
he declared the date for the beatification of Pope John Paul II,
this coming May 1. Father Jordan already is declared a "Servant of
God" based upon his life's story. Now we need a miracle - and I
mean just that!
The Congregation must determine that a miraculous healing has
occurred through the intercession of Father Jordan. Evidence of
what may well be a miraculous healing in the case of a cancer
victim already has been submitted to the Congregation. If
determined to be valid, Father Jordan's cause will move forward,
and a date for his beatification may be set.
We Salvatorians are overjoyed at this happy announcement! It
encourages us to strive all the harder for holiness in our own
lives and ministries. Please join us in praying that Father Jordan
soon may be declared "Blessed" - and, not too long afterwards,
canonized as a saint of our holy Catholic Church.
You may send reports of Father
Jordan's intercession to:
Father David Bergner, SDS
Salvatorian USA Provincial Offices
1735 North Hi-Mount Blvd.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53208-1720
Father David will forward these
reports to our Salvatorian offices in Rome.
To learn about the canonization
process, go here.