24 August 1711

24 August 1711

THE SAINTLY DEATH OF MOTHER FRANCISCA DEL ESPIRITU SANTO.
“HER TOMB WAS OVER THE STEPS OF THE MAIN ALTAR ON THE GOSPEL SIDE
OF THE CHURCH OF SAN JUAN DE LETRAN”. Breve Relacion XI, p.94, 2nd ed.

24 August 1711

1962

1962

Mother Natividad Pilapil, OP (the then Prioress General) initially communicated with Bishop Artemio Casas about Mother Francisca. He drafted a prayer for the Beatification of Mother Francisca.

1964

1964 June 16

The first official move to work for the Cause of Beatification of Mother Francisca with the encouragement of the Bishops and the Apostolic Nuncio H.E. Carlo Martini. The Nuncio mentioned that in the spirit of the Jubilee Year to be celebrated the following year, it was very possible that the Holy Father will dispense the presentation of her mortal remains and because of the 400th Jubilee Celebration of Evangelization, it was probable to receive this grace of Jubilee.

1964

1964 July 16

In a letter of Fr. Jesus Merino, OP to Mother Natividad Pilapil, OP, told her of the inability to find the remains of Mother Francisca after the attempted excavation of 10 ft. deep (at the Colegio de Letran grounds) and therefore was useless to continue.
However, the Dominican Fathers sustained the inspiration and courage of Mother Natividad Pilapil telling her that even with the little funds enough to finish a part of the project, the next generation of sisters will finish the process with the help of
Mother Francisca.

1965

1965 February 2

The Apostolic Nuncio informed Mother Natividad Pilapil, OP that the Philippine Hierarchy during its annual meeting in Baguio of January, appointed an Episcopal Commission to study the Introduction of the Causes for Beatification of Mother Francisca and Mother Sebastiana. Prayer for Mother Francisca was given ecclesiastical approval.

1965

1991

1991 December

The 8th General Chapter approved to reactivate the Work for the Causes for Beatification and Canonization of Mother Francisca. Thus, the establishment of the Mother Francisca Commission.

1996

1996 July 26

The Tricentennial Celebration of the Foundation of the Beaterio e Sta. Catalina.

1996

2000

2000 February 9

The Process for the Causes of Beatification and Canonization of Mother Francisca was initiated with the Nomination of Fr. Innocenzo Venchi, OP by Mother Aurora Villaverde, OP, as the Postulator for the Said Cause approved by the Archbishop of Manila, Jaime Cardinal Sin.

2002

2001 - 2002

Appointment of 5 Historical Commission Members; 2 Theological Commission Members; 5 Members of the Tribunal; 2 Notaries

2002

2003

2003 March 11

Obtained the “Nihil Obstat” from the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Vatican City. Hereon, Mother Francisca was given the Canonical title of “Servant of God”.

2003 July 8

FORMAL OPENING OF THE DIOCESAN INQUIRY ON THE LIFE, VIRTUES & FAME OF SANCTITY OF MOTHER FRANCISCA
Sto. Domingo Parish Church & Shrine of Our Lady Of The Rosary of La Naval
Eucharistic Celebration celebrated by
Most Rev. Leonardo Z. Legaspi, OP, DD

2003 December 6

FORMAL CLOSING OF THE DIOCESAN INQUIRY ON THE LIFE, VIRTUES & FAME OF SANCTITY OF MOTHER FRANCISCA.
Siena College Chapel, Eucharistic Celebration
Presided by M. R. Leonardo Z. Legaspi, OP, DD

2003 December 8

Transmitted the packed and sealed documents (consisted of 2005 pages) on the Diocesan Inquiry to the Congregation of the Causes of Saints, Vatican City.

2003 December 11

The Transmitted Acts on the Diocesan Inquiry on the Life, Virtues and Fame of Sanctity were opened at the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Vatican.. thus THE CLOSING OF THE DIOCESAN PHASE and BEGINNING OF THE ROMAN PHASE.

2007

2007 June 9

The Congregation of the Causes of Saints (CCS), Vatican City granted the Decree of Juridical Validity on the Diocesan Inquiry on the Life, Virtues and Fame of Sanctity of Mother Francisca.

2007

2007 October 5

The Composition of the POSITIO SUPER VITA, VIRTUTIBUS, FAMA DE SANCTITATIS of the SoG Mother Francisca was entrusted to the care of Fr. Christopher Bove, OFM Con., the Relatore.

2010

2010 October 4

Fr. Christopher Bove, OFM Conv. (The Relatore to the POSITIO of M. Francisca was united to our Father in heaven.

2010

2011

2011 January 21

Fr. Vincenzo Criscuolo, OFM Cap. as Relatore & Relatore Generale, resumed the direction of the POSITIO on the Life, Virtues and Fame of Sanctity of Mother Francisca..

2014

2014 December 10

The MFC received a copy of the POSITIO from the Relatore.

2014

2015

2015 May 4

The MFC received a message from Fr. Vito Alonzo, OP, the General Postulator of the Order informing of the favorable evaluation from the HISTORICAL EXPERTS

2017

2017

Letter sent to CBCP President from the Prioress General  to allow the Congregation to promote the life, virtues and fame of sanctity of Mother Francisca del Espiritu Santo de Fuentes to all dioceses

2017

2017 August 6

A Circular Letter was released by the CBCP regarding the request of the Prioress General of the Congregation for the bishops to give them the opportunity to promote the Causes of Beatification and Canonization of Mother Francisca.

2017 November - December

The MFC gave orientation on the promotion of Mother Francisca in parishes, schools and other institutions to the sisters of the Congregation, members of Lay Missionary Associates of Mother Francisca (LMAMFES) and Confraternity of Mother Francisca (COMFES).

2018

2018

Ongoing promotion on the Life and Virtues of the Servant of God Francisca del Espiritu Santo de Fuentes

MAY 29, 2018

MAY 29, 2018

The DATE set for the COLLEGIAL DISCUSSION of the POSITIO on the HEROIC VIRTUES OF Mother FRANCISCA.  In the Congress, the Consultors may make clear their own definitive positions. With this procedure it guarantees the seriousness of the study of the Cause from the part of the Theological Consultors and this evades whatever Cause with its problems not fully resolved can be brought in to the Ordinary Session of the Cardinals and Bishop-Members of the Congregation.

MAY 29, 2018

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TESTIMONIALS

...So when I was already advised to undergo Andiogram, the last left of the series of medical exams before the operation, I was crying and telling Mother Francisca...   
    Ms. Myrna Cano
......I don't know what to do to change his lifestyle... after I asked the Intercession of Mother Francisca del Espiritu Santo...     Mrs. Vilma S. Domingue

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...it became my problem as to where should I get the money for his tuition fees, (I didn't want him to stop at that time). To solve the problem... during the mass in honor ...
    Mrs. Erlinda Sy
...I have an answered prayer obtained... during the mass in honor ...I became one of the five chosen applicants out of 26...
 Edbryan Cayme

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