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Beatification of Elizabeth Sanna

On Saturday, September 17, 2016, the Pallottine family has gathered in Codrongianos, the Italian island of Sardinia, to participate in the Eucharistic celebration in which Elizabeth Sanna , collaborator of St. Vincent Pallotti and member of the UAC, was proclaimed Beata .The Mass was presided over by Cardinal Angelo Amato , Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. It was attended by several bishops, Pallottine Family members from all over the world and many of the faithful of Sardinia.

During the celebration, the Postulator of the Cause, Fr Jan Korycki, SAC, made a brief presentation of Elizabeth Sanna life. Later, the Cardinal Amato read the decree of Pope Francis, which included Elizabeth Sanna in the book of the blessed of the Catholic Church. During the "Te Deum", Ms Susana Correia da Conceição, a member of the UAC in Brazil, healed by the intercession of Elizabeth Sanna, brought in procession the relics of the new Blessed. In his homily, the Cardinal Amato described the new Blessed, a humble follower of Christ and witnesses of his love. It was presented to all as a woman of mercy, remembering how her entire life has been a constant practice of the corporal and spiritual charity. The Cardinal pointed out that Elizabeth belonged to the closest collaborators of St. Vincent Pallotti. In fact, he often said that the biggest benefactors of the Pallottines were Elizabeth Sanna and the secretary of state, Cardinal Lambruschini.

After Mass, the Rector General Fr. Jacob Nampudakam, in name of the Society and the Union of Catholic thanked Cardinal Angelo Amato for the celebration where was beatified someone so dear to our Founder and all Pallottines.

A Codrongianos arrived many members of the Catholic Apostolate Union together with the President, Mrs. Donatella Acerbi, the Sisters of the three Congregations of Catholic Apostolate, along with their Superior General and various Pallottine priests including many Provincial / Regional and delegates agreed to the XXI General Assembly.

The Holy Father during the Sunday Angelus of September 18, 2016, in St. Peter's Square, recalled the beatification in these words: "Yesterday in Codrongianos (Sassari) was proclaimed Blessed Elisabetta Sanna, mother of a family. A widow, She devoted herself entirely to prayer and to the service of the sick and the poor. Her testimony is evangelical charity animated model of faith ".

Let us thank God for the great gift of the beatification of Elizabeth Sanna and ask that, together with Mary, Queen of Apostles, our Founder St. Vincent Pallotti and the Blessed Martyrs Józef Jankowski and Józef Stanek, intercede so that the General Assembly of the Society that is going on in Rome may bear many good fruits.