Thursday, December 11, 2008

A new Servant of God for the Salesian Family

We have more good news for the Salesian Family! We have another Servant of God to celebrate! I am always encouraged to see more and more people who have reached great sanctity as Salesians! The following comes from the Salesian News Agency in Rome:

Yesterday the nullaosta of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints was issued regarding the process for the beatification of Fr Andrej Majcen SDB, missionary and confessor.

Promoting the Cause are the Salesians of the Provinces of Slovenia and of Vietnam who knew Fr Majcen and can attest to the exemplary nature of his Christian and Salesian life. Many of the faithful have also expressed their conviction concerning the holiness of Fr Majcen visiting his tomb and praying for his intercession.

Fr Andrej Majcen (1904-1999) was a missionary in China and in Vietnam (1935-1979) and then after returning to Slovenia, a confessor until the end of his days; forty four years of missionary apostolate and twenty of missionary promotion in Slovenia. His reflections and meditation, collected in his diaries (more than 6000 hand-written pages), are the expression of a profound Christian life and a personal striving for spiritual growth.

The nullaosta of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints makes Fr Andrej Majcen the 29th Servant of God in the Salesian Family.

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