March 27, 2010      



Process initiated

The life, virtues, and reputation of sanctity of Henriette Delille were tried at the Archdiocesan New Orleans Tribunal and an alleged miracle attributed to her intercession was tried in the Galveston- Houston Tribunal.

All documents were signed, boxed, sealed, sent to Rome and  registered at the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. These documents were declared valid on November 10.

The Positio, a compilation and defense of all the documents, written by our Postulator, Dr. Andrea Ambrosi, on Henriette's Life, Virtue and Reputation of Sanctity was completed.

Seven historians approved the Positio.

Nine theologians gave their approval of the Positio.

15 Archbishops and Cardinals from the Congregation for the Causes of Saints affirmed that Henriette Delille practiced heroic virtue.

The Pope declared Henriette venerable.  The research into Henriette's life is now finished, and finished with a positive decision.

The Positio on the alleged miracle was completed. It must be approved by: two doctors; then 7 doctors; and 7 theologians.

The combined work of the doctors and theologians will be given to the members of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints who will present the conclusion to the Holy Father.

If positive, Henriette will be declared blessed.

The Beatification Ceremony will take place in new Orleans, LA.

Another miracle will be needed for sainthood.
Sister Innocente Wiltz
70 Years
Sister Benjamin Auzenne
60 Years
Sister Augustine McDaniel
60 Years
Sister Mary Laura Mercier
50 Years
Sister Mary Greta Jupiter
50 Years
Sister Andria Donald
25 Years
Congratulations to the 2015 Jubilarians
The Sisters of the Holy Family had a memorial Mass for Father Cyprian on June 19, 2015 at the Motherhouse.  Many joined them in this celebration.  May he rest in peace.

Fr. Cyprian Davis, OSB, monk and priest of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, IN, died on May 18, 2015, at Memorial Hospital in Jasper. He was 84 and a jubilarian of both profession and ordination.

In addition to dozens of articles, book chapters, and encyclo-pedia and dictionary entries, Fr. Cyprian wrote six books. But it is his 1990 work for which he will be especially remembered. The History of Black Catholics in the United States is a 350-page study of the American Black Catholic experience from the early Spanish explorations to 1970, and it is regarded as the essential study of the American Black Catholic experience.

The Sisters of the Holy Family appreciate, love, and remem-ber Father Cyprian Davis for his life,10 years of research and his biography of Venerable Henriette Delille, Henriette Delille, Servant of Slaves, Witness to the Poor, the definitive biography .
Honoring Father Cyprian Davis, OSB
Sister Canisius Lastrapes
75 Years
Sister Canice Lastrapes
75 Years
Sister Esther Marie Estero
70 Years
Sister Tekakwitha Vega
70 Years
Sister Mary Romauld Cormier
70 Years
So honored to sing for and rejoice with the Sisters of the Holy Family.    Vanessa Williams, Aug. 2, 2014