Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, will lead the beatification of Venerable Pauline Marie Jaricot in Lyon, France, next year.
The Archdiocese of Manila announced on Thursday, October 21, that the former archbishop of Manila has been named by Pope Francis to lead the ceremony on May 22, 2022.
Jaricot was born in Lyons, France, in 1799. She was the founder of the Pontifical Society for the Propagation of Faith and the Association of Living Rosary.
She was declared Venerable by Pope John XXIII on Feb. 25, 1963.
On May 26, 2020, Pope Francis authorized the publication of the decree recognizing the miracle attributed to the intercession of Jaricot.
Beatification is a process guided by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints, that begins with an intensive investigation of a deceased person’s life, writings, and virtues and, except in the case of martyrs, proof of one miracle worked by God through the intercession of the person.
If the person meets all of the requirements, the pope gives the person the title “Blessed” and decrees that he or she may be honored or venerated.
Aside from the processes required for beatification and canonization causes, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints is a Vatican delegation that is also responsible for the preservation of relics of holy people.