Addresses and Statements

Edict: Beatification and Canonisation of the Servant of God, Eileen O’Connor

10 Oct 2019

Dearly Beloved in Christ,

In the name of the Archdiocese of Sydney, the  Reverend  Father  Anthony L’Estrange Robbie, the duly appointed Postulator for the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of the Servant of God Eileen Rosaline O ‘Connor, Laywoman, Foundress of our Lady’s Nurses For the Poor, has requested me to investigate into the life, virtues and reputation of holiness of the said Servant of God, who was born on 19 February 1892 and died on 10 January 1921 in this Archdiocese of Sydney.

Thus, having verified the existence of a true and widespread reputation of holiness, enjoyed by the Servant of God during her life and growing ever stronger after her death, and having verified ample evidence of the graces and favors granted by God through her intercession,

I, Anthony Colin Fisher O.P., Archbishop of Sydney, do hereby make public the petition of the said Postulator and declare my intention to investigate the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of the Servant of God Eileen O’Connor.

In conformity with “The Norms to be Observed in Inquiries Made by Bishops in the Causes of Saints”, published by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints on 7 February 1983, I call upon any and all of the Faithful of this Archdiocese of Sydney, who may have useful information regarding the Servant of God, to bring such documents, materials or information to my attention.

Given at Sydney, this tenth day of October in the year of Our Lord 2019.

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