SUMMARY OF THE CANONIZATION PROCESS FOR
VENERABLE HENRIETTE DELILLE
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.
SISTERS OF THE HOLY FAMILY
Let us join forces with power, energy, life and with one heart, praying fervently for the manifested healing power of God for Sister Eva Regina Martin, our Congregational Leader, through the intercession of Venerable
"... the effective, fervent prayer of a righteous person avails much."
Celebrating the Life, Spirituality, Geneology and Charism of Venerable Henriette Delille
The month of November serves as a time of many activities and events commemorating the 170 years of service of the Sisters of the Holy Family and the 200th anniversary of the birth of their foundress, Venerable Henriette Delille.
There was a Symposium held at St. Mary's Church, in the center of the New Orleans French Quarter, the site of Delille's baptism. The program opened with "La Chanson de Servant" (The Son of the Servant) sung in French by Sister Lucia Carl; this was to commemorate the fact that Henriette was a woman of service. The Symposium was indeed an educational and enlightening evening, providing much insight into the life and times of Venerable Henriette Delille and the continuation of her legacy and mission through the Sisters today.
On Sunday, November 18, 2012, at the Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis, King of France the Sisters, friends, supporters, visitors and parishioners attended the annual Mass of Thanksgiving celebrating the 170 Years of Service and the 200th Anniversary of the birth of foundress Venerable Henriette Delille. Principal Celebrant and Homilist was Archbishop Aymond. The solemnity of this liturgy was televised for all to witness and experience.