Blessed María Guggiari Echeverría (12 January, 1925 – 28 April, 1959) – in religion María Felicia de Jesús Sacramentado – was a Paraguayan Catholic nun of the Discalced Carmelite Order, who was also an early member of the JOC in Paraguay.
She entered the order despite opposition from her parents and was close friends with Ángel Saua – a friend from Catholic Action who became a priest . 2
The cause for her canonisation of María Felicia began in 1997 during the pontificate of Pope John Paul II, who declared her a Servant of God and confirmed her heroic virtue.
Pope Benedict declared her Venerable on 27 March 2010.
Pope Francis confirmed her beatification, the ceremony for which was held on 23 June, 2018.
We are pleased to report that our efforts to launch the Cardijn canonisation cause have borne fruit.
Thanks to the efforts of Fr Felix Van Meerbergen in Belgium, on 16 January 2014 Archbishop AJ Léonard of Mechelen-Brussels Archdiocese launched an ecclesiastical tribunal to enquire into the canonisation of Cardijn.
Read the details of the launch of the process on this site.
We encourage all to take up this prayer and to share your prayer intentions.
Sadly, several members of the original tribunal have now passed on, including tribunal president Mgr Stefaan Van Calster, historian Dr Jacques Vermeijlen and Fr Luc Roussel, and theologian, Dr Walter Ceuppens.
We hope and pray for the eventual constitution of a new tribunal to take the process forward.