The Work of the Theological Censors

The Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta

Before 1927, the writings of Luisa (the first 19 Volumes and The Hours of the Passion), had already obtained the “Nihil Obstat” from the now Saint, Annibale Maria di Francia (Censor on behalf of the Archdiocese) and the Imprimatur of the then Archbishop Mons. Giuseppe M. Leo. 
    In addition to this previous study, the Congregation for the Saints, conforming to the canonical normative and actual praxis establishes that the writings of a Servant of God should be submitted for examination by at least two theological Censors (whose names would remain secret); this should be completed before formally initiating the process at the level of the Holy See. 

As this work on the writings had not taken place within the diocesan process, the Dicasterio ordered the completion of this requisite with the intention to be able to issue the decree on the legal validity of the diocesan investigation and in this manner initiate the Roman process. The theological Censors, named by the Church, must examine the writings and verify that there is nothing in them contrary to faith and tradition, and must also describe in their verdict the personality and the spirituality of the Servant of God.

The Holy Congregation for the Saints assigned this work to two theological Censors, asking their evaluation. After almost three years, I ANNOUNCE TO YOU TIDINGS OF GREAT JOY:

Corato (Italy), July 23, 2010. Sister Assunta Marigliano, President of the Píous Association “Luisa Piccarreta – Little Daughter of the Divine Will” with its seat in Corato, Italy, who is responsible for the promotion of the Cause for Beatification and Canonization of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta; unofficially disclosed today grand news in relation to the Cause of Luisa, which fills us with great joy: 

It was learned today [in 2010]  that ALSO the second theologian appointed by the Holy See for the evaluation of the writings of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, has completed his assessment and has Officially Rendered his Verdict: POSITIVE.  The results of this assessment, is in itself a Recognition of the Purity of the Doctrine of the Divine Will Manifested in these Writings.