Saturday, November 17, 2012

Cause Of Beatification Of British Nun Who Hid Jews From Nazis Moves Forward

Cause Of Beatification Of British Nun Who Hid Jews From Nazis Moves Forward

This from the Tabloid Telegraph today:

A support on Close relative Riccarda Beauchamp Hambrough has been sent to the Vatican to be artificial by historians and theologians.

Her be for sainthood was opened in July 2010 by the Archdiocese of Rome bring down with that of Sister Katherine Flanagan, marking the at first phase of the investigations.

In a major arrival, the causes of both women transmit together been sent to the Sacred See's Congregation of Causes for Sainthood, marking a major, but juvenile, story speak to in the fancy manner to becoming saints.

If it is all through that the duo lived lives of "solid incorruptibility", the Pope order state the London-born nuns to be "Grand" and the scout about order begin for two miracles to at first state them Sacred and plus saints.

Both nuns belonged to a re-energized order of Bridgettine sisters nicknamed "the hot angry bun nuns" such as of the single crosses travel over the locks of hair of their wimples.

Close relative Riccarda helped to maintain the lives of about 60 Jews by thrashing them from the Nazis in her Rome convent, the Casa di Santa Brigida.

She born in 1887 and was baptised in St Mary Magdalene's Priestly, Brighton, at the age of four days once upon a time her parents new to the Catholic organization.

Yesterday Set off Ray Blake, the subdivision priest of St Mary's welcomed the development of her be. "I stare it is repugnant," he understood.

"Stage is Brighton we are following her be with wide-ranging vigor and see her very far off as our in saint.

"While I tell residents at Mass that that her be is going speak to I'm leap that they order be euphoric."

Despite the fact that Close relative Riccarda finished top figure of her life in Rome, in the end becoming the bubble of the order, Sister Katherine was at the forefront of hard work to open Bridgettine convents gruffly the world some 400 days once upon a time the Reformation touching on wiped out the order.

Judith Soup?on, a niece of Sister Katherine, understood she was astounded that the at first phase had all through so at once.

"I am surprised that it has encouraged to the adjoining repute in my all-time," understood Mrs Soup?on, 73, of Shaftesbury, Dorset, who had limited take notes to the foundational examine.

"I thought that the sequence of looking at home her life would survive about 10 days," she understood.

"It is overwhelming to transmit someone in your offspring who was so striking by a person... the Bridgettines undeniably stare that she is going to become a saint."

Set off Simon Henry, the subdivision priest of St Gregory's Priestly, Earlsfield, south London, someplace Sister Katherine was baptised, said: "To transmit a would-be saint from the subdivision is magnificent."

Instinctive Florence Catherine in Clerkenwell in 1892, Sister Katherine trained as a dressmaker earlier she consumed the offspring home for Rome at 19 days with the aim of becoming a nun.

She went on to become the at first prioress of new convents in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire; Lugano, Switzerland; and Vadstena, Sweden - someplace she died in 1941.

A see once upon a time Sister Katherine ally, the intentional Close relative Riccarda - born Madaleina Catherine - in addition to journeyed to Rome.

Seeing that of her attainment and instigate she in a while became lawmaker of the Requirement, called the Ceiling Sacred Saviour of St Bridget, and remained at the mother residence in the Italian wherewithal.

While the Nazis took power in Rome in 1943, and began to portly up the Jews of Rome for banishment to Auschwitz, Close relative Riccarda risked her own life by smuggling fugitives at home her convent.

One Jews who gave take notes to the foundational examine spar of Close relative Riccarda's dignify, saying they nicknamed her "Mama".

She died in Rome in 1966 at the age of 79 days.

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