Wednesday, 4 February 2009
A Saint In The Making...
Fr. Ray has received a request for information from his Baptismal Register. Nothing new there, you might think, Parish Priests are always getting requests for information about Baptisms.
But this is a request with a twist. Rather than the usual required confirmation that a person has been baptised and is free to marry, this request was asking why the person concerned was conditionally baptised, and whether her parents were also conditionally baptised... because the person concerned is having her Cause for Beatification and Canonisation introduced.
Wow... a local saint. What an honour for the parish of St. Mary Magdalen. The lady in question appears to have been a nun by the name of Madaleina Catherine Maria Clarice Beauchamp Hambrough, which seems a little bit of a mouthful, but who am I to judge...?
In the meantime, pray for the good sister's Cause. I hope that Fr. Ray will keep us all informed.