Update on Archbishop Sheen’s Cause

This weekend I enjoyed myself so much celebrating the Feast of Corpus Christi with the parish of  St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish in Somersworth, NH. Since our sisters were sharing our mission with the people at the parish, the pastor invited me to lead a couple of short meditations on the Eucharist during the Corpus Christi celebration in the afternoon. The afternoon consisted of time for adoration, Scripture readings, a procession,  three stations (in honor of the Holy Face of Jesus, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and Divine Mercy), and Benediction. I felt so blessed to be able to celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi in such a beautiful way.

Archbishop Fulton Sheen (1895-1979), prolific writer who used mainstream radio and television to evangelize in the 1950s with his Emmy-award-winning “Life is Worth Living” series, is further along the road towards being declared a saint. In March, the Vatican’s medical panel officially approved the miraculous nature of the recovery of an infant who was stillborn but recovered after his parents prayed to Archbishop Sheen to heal their son. He is now a healthy three-year-old. This past week, the Vatican’s theological commission also acknowledged the miraculous recovery of the baby. Read the full story here and here.

Of course, you can find many episodes of his radio and TV shows online, as well as read his books. If you have seen favorite shows of Archbishop Sheen online, please share them in the comments below! To find out more about Archbishop Sheen’s life and cause, visit: http://www.archbishopsheencause.org/

You can even download an app to listen to talks from Archbishop Sheen! (Some talks are free, others require payment.) The app is available on iTunes for the iPhone and on the Google Play store for Android phones.

A one-hour documentary was produced about Archbishop Sheen a couple of years ago. The trailer is below:

 

 

 

 

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