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French bishop opens sainthood cause for foundress of Tyburn Nuns

A French bishop has opened the cause for canonisation of a nun who claimed she saw a consecrated host turn to bloody flesh in the hands of a priest.

The Bishop of Langres, France, Joseph de Metz-Noblat, initiated the sainthood cause of Mother Marie Adele Garnier, foundress of the Adorers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Montmartre OSB, or Tyburn Nuns, with a Mass on 3rd December. Afterward, diocesan officials signed an edict with Vatican officials, who travelled from Rome to the event at the nuns’ convent in St Loup-sur-Aujon.

In his homily, the bishop noted that Mother Garnier, foundress of the order of contemplative Benedictines, sought the will of God through adoration of the Eucharist. This, he said, led to authentic acts of charity and served as a model of evangelisation.

“As we rejoice with Mother Garnier, we want to point at her insistence of the contemplation of Christ in the Sacrament of the Eucharist,” said Bishop de Metz-Noblat.

“With the help of the sisters, we want the evangelisation of our country but also the evangelisation of all the world,” he added.

Picture: Members of the Adorers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Montmartre OSB process during Mass for the opening of the sainthood cause of Mother Marie Adele Garnier at the Tyburn Convent in Saint Loup-sur-Aujon, France. (CNS photo/Simon Caldwell).