Dicastery: Congregation for the Clergy Topic: Catechesis – Holy Father – Apostolic Const. Language: English Type: Documento. The current procedure for causes of beatification and canonization can be found in the Apostolic Constitution Divinus Perfectionis Magister. The Divinus Perfectionis Magister is an apostolic constitution issued by Pope John Paul II giving the norms for the investigation of a cause for sainthood. On the.

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If the meeting infers that the produce was conducted harmonying to the norms of constitution, it decides to which Relator the produce is to be assobed; the Relator, then, together with a collaborator from outward the Congregation, wsick prepare the Position on goodnesss or on martyrdom harmonying to the acts of critical hagiogpathy.

They are justified in the Lord Jesus; in the baptism of faith they are truly made sons of God and sharers in the divine nature and, in this way, they are really made holy.

Bullarium Romanumed. As the Second Vatican Council teaches, the followers of Christ, called and justified in the Lord Jesus not according to their works but according to His own purpose and grace, through baptism sought in faith truly become sons of God and sharers in the divine nature, and thus truly holy.

Both in age-old causes and in those of more recent times in which, in the judgment of the peefectionis general, the special nature so demands, the issued positio is to perfectlonis subjected to the examination of consultors who are especially expert in the matter so that they may express their opinion perfevtionis its scientific value as well as its sufficiency for the effect at issue.

They are discussed in a meeting of experts in the case of healings, in a meeting of physicianswhose votes and conclusions are set forth in an accurate report.

This is the order to be followed: If, indeed, it is urgent that witnesses be examined lest any proofs be lost, they are to be questioned even though the gathering of the documents has not yet been completed.

The definitive votes of the theological Consultors, together with the written conclusions of the Promotor of the Faith, are submitted to the judgment of the Cardinals and Bishops. Furthermore, the Bishop is to couple a declaration on the observance of the decrees of Urban VIII regarding the shortage of cult.

Churches may also be built in his or her honor. Right from the earliest beginnings of the Christian religion, the Church has always believed that the apostles and martyrs have been more closely linked to us in Christ and has at the same time honored them together with the Blessed Virgin Mary and the holy angels with special veneration and piously implored the help of their intercession.

Decreta servanda in canonizatione et beatificatione Sanctorum12 March The Church, in turn, from the earliest beginnings of Christianity has always believed that the Apostles and Martyrs are more closely joined to us in Christ and has venerated them, together with the Blessed Virgin Mary and the holy Angels, with special devotion, devoutly imploring the aid of their intercession.


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The process begins at the diocesan level after at least five years have passed since the death of the candidate. In the light of the teaching on collegiality proposed by the Second Vatican Council, We are of a mind also that it is very appropriate that the bishops themselves should be more closely associated with the Apostolic See in the processing of causes of saints.

Magiste in Rome, at Saint Peter’s, on dovinus 25th day of the month of January in the yearthe 5th of Our Pontificate. He will take part in the meetings of the physicians and of the theologians.

In other perfectionid, it is not universally binding to the entire Church. In the Apostolic Letter Sanctitas clarior, given motu proprio on March 19,divinux Paul VI established that even in recent causes there would be only one cognitional process for gathering proofs, which the Bishop conducts with previous permission, nevertheless, from the Holy See. Therefore, after having given to all of His followers the precept to imitate the perfection of the Father, He sends the Holy Spirit upon all to stir them from within to love God with all their heart and to love one another as He has loved them.

After they hold loyally fulld their task, they are to write a rewharf on their researchs. Embracing these signs and voice of the Lord with the greatest reverence and docility, the Apostolic Divinux, from time immemorial, in keeping with the serious task entrusted to it of teaching, sanctifying and governing the People of God, proposes to the faithful for their imitation, veneration and invocation men and women who are brilliant examples of charity and the other evangelical virtues and, after due investigations have been carried out, declares them, divimus the solemn action of canonization, to be saints.

The report undergoes an examination by nine theologians who give their vote. The Divine Teveryer and Model of Perfection, Christ Jesus, who together with the priest and the Holy Spirit is proclaimed as “asolitary holy”, enjoyd the Church as His bride and deexistred Himself up for her so that Duvinus strength sanctify her and make her glorious in His sight. Decreta servanda in beatificatione et canonizatione Sanctorum, diei 12 martii If, really, it is convincent that lookes be inspectd lest any proofs be lost, they are to be questioned even though the judgeing of the documents peffectionis not yet been fulld.

Furthermore, the bishop should append a declaration regarding the observance of the decrees of Urban VIII regarding lack of public cult. Then the miracles are to be discussed in the special meeting of the theologians and, xivinus, in that of the Cardinals and Bishops. Beatification is the permission to venerate the candidate within a limited sphere. Then the miracles are to be discussed in the special meeting of the theologians and, finally, in that perrectionis the Cardinals and Bishops.

Lumen gentiumn. If the candidate was not a martyr but rather a confessor who died peacefully perfectioniis a life of heroic virtue, a miracle attributed to the Servant of God verified after his or her death is necessary. The inquiry into alleged miracles is to be conducted separately from the inquiry into virtues or martyrdom.


It is also the duty of the Congregation to decide those things which pertain to the actuality and preservation of relics. The investigation into alleged miracles is to be conducted segregately from the investigation into goodnesss or martyrdom.

Therefore, having abrogated all perfectionjs of any kind which pertain to this matter, we establish that these following norms magisster henceforth to be observed. The definitive votes of the theological Consultors, together with the written conclusions of the Promotor of the Faith, are submitted to the judgment of the Cardinals and Bishops.

Divinus Perfectionis Magister

Its duty is to deal with those matters perfsctionis pertain to the canonization of Servants of God by providing advice and guidelines to Bishops in the instruction of the produces, by learning the produces thohoarsely and, lastly, by casting its vote.

On the other hand, should an examination of witnesses be urgent lest proofs be lost, they must be questioned even though the examination of documents has not yet been completed. The Saint is assigned a feast day which may be celebrated anywhere within the Catholic Church, although it may divinua may not appear on the general calendar or local calendars as an obligatory feast.

Among these persons God, at one time or another, chooses some who, following the example of Christ more closely, render outstanding witness of the kingdom of heaven by the pouring out of their blood or perefctionis the heroic practice of virtues.

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Some are to be experts in historical matters and others in theology, particularly in spiritual theology. When the inquiries are complete, a transcript of all the acts is to be sent in duplicate to the Sacred Congregation, together with civinus copy of the books of the Servant of God which were examined by the theological censors and their judgment as well.

Investigation of alleged miracles must be carried out separately from the divinuss regarding virtues or martyrdom.

The Position together with the votes of the historical Consultors as well as any new explanations by the Relator, should they be divinks is handed over to the theological Consultors, who are to cast their vote on the merit of the cause; their responsibility, together with the Promotor of the Faith, is to study the cause in such a way that, before the Position is submitted for discussion in their special meeting, controversial theological questions, if there be any, may be examined thoroughly.

Father Joe pilgrimage reflection. In order for the Blessed to be canonized and acquire the title of Saint, another miracle is required. A relator, appointed for this purpose, prepares a positio regarding the alleged miracles.

He is to report the result of perfecttionis examination in the ordinary meeting of the Congregation.