Religious order withdraws request to transfer founder's remains to U.S.

The Society of the Holy Child Jesus announced Feb. 25 that it was abandoning its plans to move some of the remains of Philadelphia-born Mother Cornelia Connelly from a chapel in Mayfield School to the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul. The translation of the relics had been requested in the hope that pilgrims would pray for, and the Society would obtain, the miracles sought for her beatification and canonization, since Connelly was declared venerable in 1992.



British Benedictine, 82, creates mural to capture order's charisms

When Mother Joanna Jamieson went back to art school after more than 60 years in a Benedictine convent, she was likened by one British national newspaper to an "intergalactic time traveler" who hadn't heard a record by the Beatles or seen a James Bond film.

French bishop opens sainthood cause for foundress of Tyburn Nuns

A French bishop has opened the cause for canonization of a nun who claimed she saw a consecrated host turn to bloody flesh in the hands of a priest. Bishop Joseph de Metz-Noblat of Langres, France, initiated the sainthood cause of Mother Marie Adele Garnier, foundress of the Adorers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Montmartre OSB, or Tyburn Nuns, with a Dec. 3 Mass.