Goals

International Commission
Making Venerable Mary Frances of the Cross, Streitel, better known
as a faithful witness of the Gospel


Rome, October 22-25, 2013

“The universal call to holiness is constitutive of the New Evangelization that sees the Saints as effective models of the variety and forms in which this vocation can be realized. What is common in the varied stories of holiness is the following of Christ expressed in a life of faith active in charity which is a privileged proclamation of the Gospel”. (Prop. #23, New Evangelization - Synod of Bishops)

We emphasize the call to holiness. We are to walk in the path of Christ.
This is how we become effective witnesses to the gospel.

  

Goal of the Meeting:

To intensify efforts to make Venerable Mary Frances of the Cross, Streitel, better known as a faithful witness of the Gospel

 

Objectives:

1. Orient the work of the International Commission within the New Evangelization

2. Orient the work of the International Commission with the criteria from the Congregation of the Cause of Saints   

3. Develop a Congregational plan to get Venerable Mother Frances more widely known

The plan will consider:

    • Involvement of the sisters of the congregation, associates, young people, and adults
    • Animation of our sisters and the sick to pray for the Beatification of Mother Frances
    • Animation of all people to report special favors/alleged miracles received through prayer to Venerable Mother Frances
    • Development of a method to collect testimony of graces/ alleged miracles
    • Development of a method to share information within the congregation, within province/regions/delegation and with public so that information is consistent and accurate

4. Develop a timeline for work to be accomplished

Evaluation of Plan in 2015

Members of the International Commission:
Sr. Sherri Marie Kuhn, Chairperson
Sr. M. Margarita Schütz
Sr. M. Magdalena Gaismeier
Sr. M. Marcella de Marco
Sr. Catherine Marie Hanegan, liaison for the general council:

Consultants: Sr. M. Vittorina Marini, Sr. Antonina Bauer

Postulator: Sr. Therese Marie Mueller 

 

The International Commission will collaborate with the Congregational Leadership to implement the plan involving other Sisters from the various areas of the congregation.