Cardinal visits New Orleans congregation whose founder is up for sainthood

October 20, 2022 | Catholic News Service

By: Peter Finney Jr. | Catholic News Service
(CNS photo/Peter Finney Jr., Clarion Herald)

NEW ORLEANS (CNS) — The Sisters of the Holy Family used a recent visit by Cardinal Peter Turkson to update him on the status of the sainthood cause for Mother Henriette Delille, the free woman of color who founded the congregation in New Orleans in 1842.

Mother Delille was declared “venerable” by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010 after what is now called the Dicastery for the Causes of Saints approved historical documentation that she had practiced a life of “heroic virtue.”

Related Articles