Dear Religious of the Family of Holy Cross and Friends,
It is with great pleasure that I inform you that the Theology Commission responsible for studying a case of healing attributable to Brother André, Founder of Saint Joseph Oratory in Montreal and religious of Holy Cross, has rendered a positive, unanimous judgement today and now recognized without any doubt that the healing previously studied by a medical commission in February 2009 is due indeed to his intercession.
The cause can now receive the attention of a panel of 15 archbishops and cardinals who will study, among other things, the pertinence of extending the devotion of Bro. André to the universal church. Following their recommendation and that of the two commissions (medical and theological), his Holiness Pope Benedict XVI will in turn study the cause and make a final decision.
Let us all rejoice in this great news and continue our prayers for a happy ending!
Mario Lachapelle CSC
Assistant General and Vice Postulator
Rome, 17th October 2009