demjanovichPope Francis issued a decree to certify a miracle attributed to the intercession of American nun Miriam Teresa Demjanovich. Her cause for beatification will be forwarded to Pope Francis for a final decision.

Background from an earlier famvin story….

“Miriam Teresa Demjanovich, a Sister of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, was born 26 March 1901 in Bayonne, New Jersey USA. She was baptized and confirmed in the Byzantine-Ruthenian rite of the Church on 31 March 1901. The youngest of seven children, five of whom survived infancy, she was the daughter of Alexander and Johanna (Suchy) Demjanovich, immigrants to the United States from the area now known as Eastern Slovakia.”

Visit the Sisters of Charity site pages devoted to her cause.

“The Ordinary Processes of the Cause for the Sainthood of Sister Teresa (the process which takes place with the diocese) were completed in the 1970s. Testimonies of the Apostolic Process were held from 18 May 1981 to 18 December 1981. The final portion of the Positio super virtutibus (report about virtues) was brought to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. A miracle, restoration of perfect vision to a boy who was legally blind because of macular degeneration, was investigated by the Newark Archdiocesan Tribunal. Subsequently, on 8 July 2005 a ceremony at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, New Jersey marked the end of the investigative process for Sister Teresa’s beatification. Documents were sent to the office of the Apostolic Nuncio in Washington, D.C. and sent from there to Rome.”

For more information visit the  Vincentian Encyclopedia entry devoted to her.

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