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CATHOLIC ,p.. auence of a saint': process can take years,, Servants of God Venerable Ilessed Hartnagel WS SERVICE At diocesan ihase of study Under stud f in Rome -- There are 29 open sainthood causes: 12 involve priests; more would canonize women religious; are for bishops and two for lay Native American maiden and a male slave. causes are at various stages in the process of canonization. Though in 1983, tile process gives new to the old maxim about having of a saint." It still takes a time for a "servant of God" -- the an official sainthood candidate to be declared "venerable," then and finally "saint." ex of the Status of Causes, by the Congregation for Saint- in 1988, listed an estimated b Open causes from around the world. Congregation is the Vatican that regulates the process and the lives and writings of po- saints, as well as the miracles at- to their intercession. When its at stages are favorable, consults with the pope. the appropriate decree is Vatican official told Catholic News that each cause has its own pace. may be very active just before the official said, but could for years awaiting a miracle. of open U.S. causes--devel- 'a ith the help of Msgr. Robert J. U.S. priest at the congregation three who are beatified, seven venerable and 19 servants of the last category, five are being t in the Rome phase of the inquiry, the first, or diocesan, phase already beatified require a sec- llliracle credited to their intercession they can be canonized. The most are: Tekakwitha (1656-1680); American convert to Christian- "the I.ily of the Mohawks" her piety and good works; cause 1932; declared venerable, beatified, 1980. Serra (1713-1784); Franciscan missionary spent 20 years in Mexico and 15 a; established nine of 21 sions in California; cause 1934; declared venerable, beatified, 1988. Katharine Drexel (1858-1955); heiress who used fortune to establish for Native Americans and Af- cans; founded Sisters of Blessed Sacrament in 1891; cause aed, 1964; declared venerable, beatified, 1988. Theodore (Anne Therese) (1798-1856); member of Congregation of the Sisters of founded the Sisters of of St. Mary-of-the-Woods, in 1840; cause opened, 1909; de- venerable, 1992. 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Walsh* Mother Angeline McCrory Father Michael J. McGivne Jesuit Father Walter Ciszek" Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange Mother Henrie.e Delille" Vincentian Father Felix de Andreis Franciscan Father Magin Cotolo Poor Clare Sister Mary Magdalene Bentivoglio Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich" Capuchin Father Stephen Ecked Martyrs of Georgia Alndkates those born in the United States. Bishop Frederic Boraga Father Francis Xavier Seelos Mother Marianne Cope Mother Maria Kaupas Msgr. Nelson H. BakerA Theodore Guerin Kateri Tekakwitha" Sisters of the Providence of Native American convert to Christianity, St. Maq-of-the-Woods founder known as the 'Uly of the Mohawks,' (becomes 'blessed' Oct. 25) beatified in 1980 Catherine McAuley Junipero Serra Sisters of Mercy founder Spanish-bern Franciscan priest, founder of 9 CalEomia missions, Cornelia Peacock ConnellyA beatified in 1988 Convert and founder of Society of the Holy Child Jesus Katharine DrexelA Philadelphia heiress and founder of Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, beatified in 1988 Samuel Mazzuchelli Dominican missionaq Maria Theresa Dudzik Franciscan Sisters of Chicago founder Solanus Case Capuchin priest and doorkeeper Pierre ToussoJflt Source: CNS files and Congre- Haitian-born slave gallon for Sainthood Causes 1998 CNS Graphics one saint By Nancy Hartnagel CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON m Five sainthood causes from the United States have suc- cessfully ended in canonization. In its declarations of sainthood, the Catholic Church recognizes the sanctity of these "servants of God," declaring they are with God in heaven and worthy of universal veneration. Churches and altars may be built in their names. Their feast days are listed in the Roman martyrology, the official cal- endar of saints' feast days. Of the five, only St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is native-born; the others were born in Europe and came to North America as missionaries. They are: The Jesuit North American martyrs: St. Rene Goupil (1607- 1642), St. Isaac Jogues (1607-1646), St. Jean Lalande (died 1646), St. Antoine Daniel (1601- 1648), St.Jean de Brebeuf (1593-1649), St. Gabriel Lalemant (1610-1649), St. Charles Gamier (circa 1606-1649) and St. Noel Chabanel (1613-1649). Six of the eight French Jesuits -- all missionaries among the Huron and Iroquois Indians -- were priests; one was a lay brother and one a lay volunteer. Three were martyred in New York, the others in Canada. Beatified in 1925; can- onized, 1930. Feast day: Oct. 19. St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850-1917); Italian foundress of the Missionary Sis- ters of the Sacred Heart; emigrated to America in 1889, establishing a convent in New York to work among Italian im- migrants; became a U.S. citizen in 1909; founded more than 50 convents in eight countries. Beatified in 1938; canonized, 1946. Feast day: Nov. 13. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821); born into upper class family in colo- nial New York; widowed in 1803 and left bankrupt with five children; con- verted to Catholicism in 1805; founded the Sisters of Charity in the United States in 1809 in Emmitsburg, Md. Beatified in 1963; canonized, 1975. Feast day: Jan. 4. Q St.John Nepomucene Neumann (1811- 1860); Bohemian-born missionary or- dained in New York shordy after his arrivatin 1836; admitted to the Congre- gation of the Most Holy Redeemer in 1840 and professed as a Redemptorist in 1842; served in Pittsburgh and Balti- more; appointed fourth bishop of Phila- delphia in 1852. Beatified in 1963; can- onized, 1977. Feast day: Jan. 5. St. Rose Philippine Duchesne (176% 1852); French nun and educator who emigrated to the United States for mis- sionary work in 1818; set up first U.S. convent of the Society of the Sacred Heart in Missouri; established a num- ber of schools and worked with Native Americans in her final years. Beatified, 1940; canonized, 1988. Feast day: Nov. 18. Contributing to this story was Cindy Wooden in Rome. Bishop McDonald - Golf Knights of Columbus Classic October 12, 1998 Country Club of Arkansas Maumelle, Arkansas A Benefit for Catholic Charities PRIZES O Hole in One (For each of the four Par 3's) O Longest Drive O Straightest Drive O Longest Putt O Closest to the Hole O Team Prizes - (over $2,000 in Pro Shop Gift Certificates) THREE PERSON SCRAMBLE ENTRY FEE O $500. Business Sponsored Team (three person team & advertisement on one hole and in the program) O $400 - Three Person Team O $135 - Single Entry SCHEDULE 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. check in driving range open lunch served 1:00 p.m. Shotgun start Dinner and Awards following play 0 Teams to be flighted into four groups at end of play 0 Top three teams in each flight will win prizes 0 Pro Shop Gift Certificates to be awarded Complete, clip and mail ASAP- I/We want to be a Driving Force for Catholic Charities by playing in the Bishop McDonald - Knights of Columbus Golf Classic. Entry fee of $____._ is enclosed. Please make entry fee checks payable to: Bishop McDonald Gaff Classic. Mail to: Bishop McDonald Golf Classic, P,O. Box 7239, Little Rock, AR 72217-7239. For more information call Lynnette Watts at 501-664-0340. 1 2 3 Player Name Address Telephone Company Name and Information (if applicable)