2020-02-14 GENERAL HOUSE

The Roman Process of the Cause of Brother Basilio

On February 4, 2020, the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints delivered to me the 22 volumes that comprise the Public Copy of the Cause of Brother Basilio Rueda.

In my previous report I mentioned that I had already received the Decree by which the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints made official and public the validity of the steps taken by the diocesan tribunal of Guadalajara. This was an expected prerequisite in the procedures in use for withdrawing the Public Copy that had summarized all the documentation sent from Guadalajara on two different occasions. With the study and elaboration of this material, totaling 10,620 pages, we begin the work of the Roman Process of the Cause of Brother Basilio Rueda. The next step in the process is to ask the Prefect of the Congregation to appoint a Relator, whose task will be to guide the work of elaboration of the Positio. This request is already in progress, the established fee having been paid.

The abundance of materials provided by the Guadalajara court and the wealth of its content promise much hard work ahead to read, study and summarize the excellent input from the testimony of the witnesses and the collection and sorting of the documents provided by theologians and historians.

Now it is up to the General Council to define and organize a methodology and to appoint the people who will carry it out so that this Cause can move forward quickly.

We place the fulfillment of this exciting task into the hands of the Lord and our Good Mother for the glory of God and for the good of the Institute.


Br. Antonio Martínez Estaún, Postulator General


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