Pope Francis authorised Cardinal Angelo Amato, SDB, Prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate decrees regarding the beatification of the Venerable Servant of God Maria Celeste Crostarosa: Foggia, 18th June 2016
With great joy, the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer received the news that the Holy Father, Pope Francis, had approved the Beatification of Mother Maria Celeste Crostarosa. At last, I can communicate to you the program for the Celebrations of this important event.
“I thank You, O Father of mercy, for all the goodness You have shown to the vile and ungrateful creature I am”. My sweetest Lord, I give you infinite thanks for so much mercy that you have shown me without any merit of my own! (M. Celeste Crostarosa, Dialogues)
“You are my beloved and friend, and therefore I hold you in My kingdom of the Cross and of glory, in pain and affliction in the kingdom of my peace and rest, as I lived while I was a wayfarer on earth.”