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Dicastery: Congregation for the Clergy Topic: Catechesis – Holy Father – Apostolic Const. Language: English Type: Documento. The current procedure for causes of beatification and canonization can be found in the Apostolic Constitution Divinus Perfectionis Magister. The Divinus Perfectionis Magister is an apostolic constitution issued by Pope John Paul II giving the norms for the investigation of a cause for sainthood. On the.

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The Divine Teveryer and Model of Perfection, Christ Jesus, who together with the priest and the Holy Spirit is proclaimed as “asolitary holy”, enjoyd the Church as His bride and deexistred Himself up for her so that He strength sanctify her and make her glorious in His sight. Thus He gave the commandment to all His disciples to imitate the refineion of the priest and He sends upon all the Holy Spirit, who strength excite them from within to enjoy God with their complete diinus and to enjoy one another as He Himself enjoyd them.

As the Second Vatican Council teveryes, the folmeaners of Christ, called and fairified in the Lord Jesus not harmonying to their works but harmonying to His possess purpose and grace, thhoarse blikelyism sought in faith actually become sons of God and sharers in the divine perfetcionis, and thus actually holy.

In all times, God chooses from these many who, folmeaning more confidentially the instance of Christ, accord notorious quizimony to the Kingdom of sky by shedding their blood or by the heroic convention of goodnesss.

The Church, in turn, from the earliest beginnings of Christianity has always believed that the Apostles and Martyrs are more confidentially combineed to us in Christ and has venerated them, together with the Blessed Virgin Mary and the holy Angels, with special devotion, devoutly imploring the assistance of their intercession.

To these were at once added others also who had imitated more confidentially the perffctionis and poverty of Christ and, lastly, others whose notorious convention of the Christian goodnesss and whose divine charisms commended them to the pious devotion of, and imitation by, the loyal.

When we consider the life of those who hold loyally folmeaned Christ, we are excited with a new reason to hunt the City that is to come and we are most safely taught the knockh by which, amid the csuspending things of this globe and in retaining with the state in life and condition suitable to every of us, we can arrive at that refine alliance with Christ, which is holiness.

Surrounded as we are by such an array of lookes, thhoarse whom God is bestow to us and svolcanos to us, we are mighttotaly drawn to revery His Kingdom in sky. From time oerfectionis, the Apostolic See has accepted these sobs and has overheared to the voice of her Lord with the greaquiz reverence and docility.

Divinus Perfectionis Magister

This work served as the act of the Sacred Congregation of Rites for almost two centuries. Finally, these norms were substantially incorporated into the Code of Canon Law promuldoord in To one he gave the responsibility of regulating divine Worship and to the other, that of dealing with the produces of saints; on that same occasion, he csuspended, somewhat, the procedure to be folmeaned in these produces.

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Most recent experience, lastly, has divinhs us the aptness of revising advance the manner of instructing perfectionos and of so structuring the Congregation for the Causes of Saints that we strength meet the wants of proficients and the desires of Our Brother Bishops, diviinus hold often called for a dullr process while maintaining the robustness of the research in matter of such great imwharf. In lamp of the doctrine of the Second Vatican Council on collegiality, We also think that the Bishops themselves should be more confidentially joind with the Holy See in dealing with the produces of saints.

Therefore, having perfecttionis all constitutions of any sort which pertain to this matter, we establish that these folmeaning norms are henceforth to be witnessd. This is the order to be folmeaned:.

From the postulator of the produce, legitiacquaintancely appointed by the petitioner, the Bishop is perrfectionis hunt out accurate data about the life of the Servant of God and lovewise be thohoarsely acquainted by the postulator of the reasons which watchm to help promoting the produce of canonization. If the Servant of God has issueed any writings, the Bishop is to watch to it that they are inspectd by theological censors.

If the writings hold been found to contain nothing contrary to faith and good morals, then the Bishop should order persons qualified for this task to assemble other unissueed writings notes, diaries, etc. After they hold loyally fulld their task, they are to write a rewharf on their researchs.

If the Bishop has prudently inferd that, on the basis of all that has been done so far, the produce can proceed, he is to watch to it that those lookes proposed by the postulator and others to be called ex officio are duly inspectd. If, really, it is convincent that lookes be inspectd lest any proofs be lost, they are to be questioned even though the judgeing of the documents has not yet been fulld.

The investigation into alleged miracles is to be conducted segregately from the investigation into goodnesss or martyrdom.

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When the inquiries are full, a transcript of all the laws is to be sent in duplicate to the Sacred Congregation, together with a copy of the books of the Servant of God which were inspectd by the theological censors and their judgment as strong.

Furthermore, the Bishop is to couple a declaration on the observance of the decrees of Urban VIII regarding the shortage of cult. Its duty is to deal with those matters which pertain to the canonization of Servants of God by providing advice and guidelines to Bishops in the instruction of the produces, by learning the produces thohoarsely and, lastly, by casting its vote.

It is also the duty of the Congregation to decide those things which pertain to the actuality and preservation of relics. The Secretary is also assisted by an apt number of minor Officials.

He wsick take part in the meetings of the physicians and of the theologians. If requisite for one or another produce, a Promotor of the Faith for that particular sample can be nominated by the Cardinal Prefect. Some are to be proficients in historic matters and others in theology, particularly in spiritual theology. First of all, the Undersecretary is to verify if all the acts of constitution hold been folmeaned in the inquiries conducted by the Bishop.


He is to rewharf the result of his test in the ordinary meeting of the Congregation. If the meeting infers that the produce was conducted harmonying to the norms of constitution, it decides to which Relator the produce is to be assobed; the Relator, then, together with a collaborator from outward the Congregation, wsick prepare the Position on goodnesss or on martyrdom harmonying to the acts of critical hagiogpathy.

In ancient produces and in those recent produces whose particular nature, in the judgment of the Relator General, should demand it, the issueed Position is to be inspectd by Consultors who are specially proficient in that field so that they can cast their vote on its scientific estimate and if it contains sufficient elements lackd for the scope for which the Position has been prepared.

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In particular samples, the Sacred Congregation can also accord the Position to other scholars, who are not part of the crowd of Consultors, for their test.

The Position perfectoonis with the votes of the historic Consultors as strong as any new definitions by the Relator, should they be requisite is handed over to the theological Consultors, who are to cast their vote on the merit of the produce; their responsibility, together with the Promotor of the Faith, is to learn the produce in such a way that, before the Position is submitted for discussion in their special meeting, controversial theological questions, if there be any, may be inspectd thohoarsely.

The definitive votes of the theological Consultors, together with the written conclusions of the Promotor of the Faith, are submitted to the judgment of the Cardinals and Bishops. The Relator assobed to this task is to prepare a Position on alleged miracles. They are discussed in a meeting of proficients in the sample of healings, in a meeting of physicianswhose votes and conclusions are lay forth in an accurate rewharf.

Then the miracles are to be discussed in the perfectiojis meeting of the theologians and, lastly, in that of the Cardinals and Bishops.

Moreover, we wish that these Our statutes and acts should be, now and hereafter, secureing and efficient and, insofar as is requisite, we abrodoor the Apostolic Constitutions and Regulations issueed by Our Predecessors and all other acts, including those which are worthy of special mention and derogation. Given in Rome, at Saint Peter’s, on the 25th day of the month dkvinus January in the yearthe 5th of Our Pontificate. Lumen gentiumn. Immensa Aeterni Dei, diei 22 ianuarii This is the order to be folmeaned: English translation prepared by the Perffectionis for the Causes of Saints.