Blessed Titus Brandsma, O.Carm. - Cause for Sainthood

For a year and a half, the Diocese of Palm Beach investigated an alleged miraculous healing that occurred locally to a priest in the diocese and is attributed to Blessed Titus Brandsma, a Dutch Carmelite priest who was killed by the Nazis in 1942.  It is part of the promotion of the Cause to Sainthood of Blessed Brandsma. Because the alleged miracle occurred in the territory of the diocese, the diocesan tribunal was a competent forum for the investigation, and it was tasked with investigating the medically unexplained healing and recovery from Stage 4 cancer of a Carmelite priest, Reverend Michael Driscoll, O.Carm., former pastor of St. Jude Church in Boca Raton.

The Diocese of Palm Beach held the Official Closing Session of its investigation on December 13, 2017, at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola in Palm Beach Gardens. In February 2018, the documents compiled during the investigation were personally delivered by an official representative to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints at the Vatican. The Archbishop Secretary of the Congregation opened the 1,232 pages of sealed documents, signaling the official start of the Vatican's review of the alleged miraclulous healing that could possibly lead to the canonization and sainthood of Blessed Titus Brandsma.  This photo album contains "insider" photographs taken at the Vatican as the documents were opened. The original documents remain in the archives of the Diocese of Palm Beach.


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