The Daughters of Charity (DC) and the Confederation of SSVP( SOCIETY) are considering the possibility of a joint cause for the canonisation of Blessed Sister Rosalie Rendu and Blessed Frederic Ozanam. An initial and exploratory discussion was held between the DC and the SOCIETY on 8 March 2012 at the Motherhouse of the DC at rue du Bac, Paris. Dr. Michael Thio, President General and Amin de Tarrazi, Chairman of the SOCIETY’s Canonisation Commission(past 12th President General) met with Sister Rosa Maria Miro, Assistant Superior General, and Sister Francoise Petit of the DC. This possibility could be considered and of course much is dependent on the requirements to meet the conditions of the cause. The willingness and the spirit were present in the DC and the SOCIETY to consider this further and subsequent discussions would follow to reflect on
the next steps.
All Vincentians are urged to pray for this joint approach and seek the enlightenment and guidance of the Holy Spirit towards this cause. This is the beginning and like Blessed Frederic and the early founders – Let us Dare to Dream Dreams.
Dr. Michael Thio, President General
In the words of the liturgy “It is right and just!”
Tags: Canonization, Daughters of Charity, Frederic Ozanam, Rosalie Rendu, SVDP