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Thursday, 21 October 2021 10:56

Servant of God Sr. Maria Cristina dell’Eucarestia

The Closure of the Diocesan Investigation of Servant of God Sr. Maria Cristina dell’Eucarestia Alonso Alonso, O. Carm. was held on October 8, 2021.

The acts of the diocesan investigation, transported to Rome by the Postulator General, nominated Portitrice by the Archbishop of Barcelona (Spain), Cardinal Omella Omella, have been delivered to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints on October 14. This is the beginning of the Roman phase of the cause for beatification and canonization of the Servant of God. Shortly the acts of the diocesan investigation will be placed under the formal control and on behald of the officials of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. It they are found worthy, a relator will be named who studies the cause and at the end will edit a positio on the life, virtue, reputation for holiness, and the signs of the Servant of God.

The Servant of God Maria Cristina dell’Eucarestia , born on May 16, 1930 in Coó (Los Corrales de Buelna), Spain. This is a small town in Cantabria, province of Santander, the seventh daughter of Eulogio and Maria. On May 26 she was baptized and, at the age of eight years, received her First Communion. Moving to Barcelona for her studies, she attended Azione Catholic, a group of young people. She entrusted her spiritual life to the guidance of the young priest, Narciso Jubany Arnau, a future cardinal archbishop of Barcelona. She felt a strong vocational call to religious life, in particular a call to Carmel. After some initial difficulties, she was welcomed into the Monastery of the Encarnation on April 15, 1955 at the age of 24. She entered the novitiate on October 16, 1955, being vested in the Carmelite habit. On November 1, 1956, she made her first profession, taking the name of Maria Cristiana dell’Eucarestia. Three years later, on November 1, 1959, she took solemn vows.

On April 1, 1963, the first symptoms of the illness appeared: multiple sclerosis, an painful and humiliating illness, which slowly resulted in total immobility. She fully accepted the will of God for her, happy to totally conforming to her crucified Spouse. On May 3, 1979, Sr. Maria Cristina yielded her beautiful soul to God, surrounded by the wide-spread fame of holiness. In 1996 the first steps for her cause of beatification and canonization were taken and on November 27, 2003 the first session of the diocesan investigation were celebrated on the life, virtue, and fame of holiness and signs. Its final face was on October 8, 2021, in the chapel of the Monastery of the Encarnation in Barcelona, the monastery which accepted the Servant of God for the 20 years of her brief life.

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