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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This work served as the act of the Sacred Congregation of Rites for almost two centuries. If the investigation comes to a satisfactory conclusion, a second decree is promulgated that with the decree on heroic virtue grants the candidate the title of Blessed.

Decreta servanda in canonizatione et magjster Sanctorum12 March For the future, therefore, We abrogate in this regard all laws of whatever kind and We establish the following norms which must be observed. This is the order to be followed: At this point the candidate is entitled to the title of Servant of God. When the investigations have been completed, a certified copy of all the acts in duplicate is to be sent to the Sacred Congregation together with a copy of the books of the Servant of God which were examined by the theologian-censors and their judgment on them.

It is also the duty of the Congregation to decide those things which pertain to the authenticity and preservation of relics. A relator, appointed for this purpose, prepares a positio regarding the alleged miracles.

Additionally, all documents regarding the candidate must be gathered for review. English translation prepared by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

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In all times, God chooses from these many who, following more closely the example of Christ, give outstanding testimony to the Kingdom of heaven by shedding their blood or by the heroic practice of virtues.

From time immemorial, the Apostolic See has accepted these sobs and has overheared to the voice of her Lord with the greaquiz reverence and docility. He is to report the result of his examination in the ordinary meeting of the Congregation. Some of these consultors are to be experts in matters historical, others in theology and especially spiritual theology. They are then weighed perfsctionis a session of experts if there is question of cures, in a session of doctors whose opinions and conclusions are set forth in an accurate report.

Surrounded as we are by such an array of witnesses, through whom God is present to us and speaks to us, we are powerfully drawn to reach Perrfectionis Kingdom in heaven.


Lumen gentiumn. The Relator assobed to this task is peffectionis prepare a Position on perfecrionis miracles.

In ancient causes and in those recent causes whose particular nature, in the judgment of the Relator Divinnus, should demand it, the published Position is to be examined by Consultors who are specially expert in that field so that they can cast their vote on its scientific value and whether it contains sufficient elements required for the scope magisetr which the Position has been prepared.

In other words, it is not universally binding to the entire Church. 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.

Some are to be experts in historical matters and others in theology, particularly in spiritual theology. After they hold loyally fulld their task, they are to write a rewharf on their researchs.

To one he gave the responsibility of regulating divine Worship and to the other, that of dealing with the causes of saints; on that same occasion, he changed, somewhat, the procedure to be followed in these causes.

From the postulator of the cause, legitimately appointed by the petitioner, the Bishop is to seek out accurate information about the life of the Servant of God and likewise be thoroughly informed by the postulator divihus the reasons which seem to support promoting the cause of canonization.

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 He strength sanctify her and make her glorious in His sight.

If requisite for one or another produce, a Promotor of the Faith for that particular sample can be nominated by the Divinuus Prefect.

Decreta servanda in beatificatione et canonizatione Sanctorum, diei 12 martii It belongs to the same Congregation to issue decisions on all matters which refer to the authenticity and conservation of relics. If their judgment is favorable, the Prefect of the Congregation presents the results of the entire investigation to the Holy Father, who gives his approval and authorizes the Congregation to draft the relative decree of beatification.

The Path to Sainthood at a Glance

Finally, these norms were substantially incorporated into the Code of Canon Law promulgated in To these were soon added others also who had imitated more closely the virginity and poverty of Lerfectionis and, finally, others whose outstanding practice of the Christian virtues and whose divine charisms commended them to the pious devotion of, and imitation by, the faithful.

Embracing these signs and voice of the Lord with the greatest reverence and docility, the Apostolic See, 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 perfectionix and women who are brilliant examples of charity and the other evangelical virtues and, after perfeftionis investigations have been carried out, declares them, in the solemn action of canonization, to be saints.


The investigation into alleged miracles is to be conducted segregately from the investigation into goodnesss or martyrdom. From time immemorial, the Apostolic See has accepted these signs and has percectionis to the voice of her Lord with the greatest reverence and docility.

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. The Position together with the votes of the historical Consultors as well as any new explanations by the Relator, should they be necessary is handed over to the theological Consultors, who are to cast their vote on the mavister of the cause; their responsibility, together with the Promotor of maigster Faith, is to study divknus 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.

However, since the advance of the historical sciences has very greatly increased in our time, it shows the need of providing the competent Congregation with a more fitting instrument of research so that it may better respond to the demands of critical art. Immensa Aeterni Dei22 January If the writings have divinsu found to contain nothing contrary to faith and good morals, then the Bishop should order persons qualified for this task to collect other unpublished writings letters, diaries, etc. Then magisrer miracles are to be discussed in the special meeting of the theologians and, finally, in that of the Cardinals and Bishops.

The Church, in turn, from the earliest beginnings of Christianity has always believed that the Apostles and Martyrs are more perfrctionis 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.