Sunday, January 16, 2011

Venerable Faustino Perez - Postulant of the Marianists

News From the General Administration - Society of Mary

During a private audience with Cardinal Angelo Amato S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, the Pope authorised the congregation to promulgate the following regarding Faustino Perez-Manglano Magro: Declaration of Heroic Virtues Servant of God Faustino Perez-Manglano Magro, Spanish student and postulant of the Marianists (1946-1963).

Faustino has now been granted the title “Venerable.” The Society of Mary is grateful to God for this happy development. Faustino will serve as a fitting role-model, particularly for young people. Fr. Antonio Gascón, SM, Postulator General of the Society of Mary, issued the following statement: “This is a wonderful day for all Marianists! The Holy Father has seen fit to confirm the virtues of this young Servant of God. We are grateful to him, to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, In a special way, we are indebted to Fr. José María Salaverri, SM, and Fr. Enrique Torres, SM, who did so much to promote this Cause.”