About the Cause

Delivery of the Positio in the Congregation of the Causes of Saints. On November 28, 2016, the process of preparation of the Positio of Mother María Félix ended. On its more than eight hundred pages there is a detailed account of her virtues, a summary of the witnesses' statements and of the most relevant documents concerning her life, her virtues and her fame of sanctity, a biography based on those same texts, and other documents related to the development of the Cause of Canonization. This is the document that the Congregation for the Causes of Saints will study in order to decide if it is appropriate to ask the Holy Father for her beatification and subsequent canonization.

The Diocesan phase concludes Now, after several years of studying about every details of her life, and of gathering data and testimonies, the Cause of Canonization of Mother Félix will continue its course in the Holy See. During the closing ceremony, the Cardinal Archbishop of Madrid, Cardinal Rouco, said that in order for the process to conclude with God’s will, “our prayers must go along with the material being sent to Rome”. The Cardinal also highlighted the relevance of Mother Félix's testimony: her life as a student and apostle, her dedication to the education of young people and her fidelity to the will of God by seeking the paths of a religious life, inserting her Congregation the new millennium. Cf. Article published in Religious Weekly Alfa y Omega N. 765 / 22-XII-2011

Opening Session for the Cause of Canonization On January 24, the Cardinal Archbishop of Madrid, Antonio María Rouco Varela, presided the first session for the Canonization process of Mother María Félix. In the presence of more than a thousand people gathered at the Mater Salvatoris School in Madrid - many of them from the USA, Puerto Rico and Venezuela - Cardinal Rouco highlighted that, “as opposed to some who arrive late in their sanctity, for Mother Félix it seemed that sanctity always accompanied her: in her childhood, in her youth, and in her consecrated life.” “In the difficult and complex years of the post-conciliar period, in the face of interpretations of rupture, she knew how to live a spiritual continuity and creative fidelity that have made her congregation enjoy an admirable prolificacy”.