Mother Elisabetta was proclaimed blessed by Pope John Paul II on June 18, 1989.

The beatification of Elisabetta Renzi is the first stage of a rather articulated journey that has spanned several years, according to the procedures indicated by the Church.

It all began in 1965, under the pontificate of Pope Paul VI, a time when the available evidence on the work and lifestyle of our Foundress was gathered.

The first phase of the process – which gave her the title of Servant of God – ended in 1968.

The Postulator General is charged with collecting all the results of the research carried out. In collaboration with Sr. Zaira Buda, MPdA, the so-called “Positio” was created, a biographical account that attests to the motivations of the cause in question. This document was presented to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. At this point, the Historical Commission intervened and, considering that there were no obstacles to the cause, granted its approval.

For this reason, it was possible to move to the next phase in 1986.

In the same year the miracle necessary for the Beatification of Elisabetta Renzi was officially recognized and ratified on October 10, 1986. The person miraculously blessed was Sister Agostina Galli, another Our Lady of Sorrows nun.

On February 8, 1988, Elisabetta Renzi was proclaimed Venerable. This means that the Holy Father, Pope John Paul II recognizes the fact that our foundress lived a Christian life, a model of heroic virtues, both cardinal and theological.

Decree on the heroic virtues of the servant of God Elisabetta Renzi

A year later, the miracle having already been recognized, she was proclaimed Blessed by Pope John Paul, II on June 18, 1989.

Read the italian homily of the Holy Father John Paul II

Her mortal rests are venerated in the Chapel of the Mother House in Coriano, Diocese of Rimini, and it is the place where the foundress lived the last part of her life.

The cause of canonization, followed by the postulator general Father Giovanni Zubiani, continues at the Congregation for the Causes of Saints where the study for the recognition of a further miracle obtained through the intercession of Blessed Elisabetta Renzi is underway.

Prayer to obtain
graces through the intercession
of Blessed Elisabetta Renzi

I bless you, Lord Jesus Christ, that you chose
Blessed Elisabetta Renzi to manifest to the world
the joy of knowing you, loving you and following you.
Please instill in my heart her great love
for her brothers and sisters and her ardent desire
to proclaim the Gospel of salvation
that all may know, love and follow You,
the way, the truth and the life.
Through her intercession grant me also, if it is your will,
the particular grace that I humbly ask of you.
(Glory to the Most Holy Trinity)

For information and notification of graces received through the intercession of Blessed Elisabetta Renzi, please contact the secretary of the Our Lady of Sorrows Institute in Italy:

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