Archive for May 15th, 2008

Perhaps another Passionist Saint!

15 May, 2008

The Cause of Father Theodore Foley C.P.  (1913-1974), officially opened Friday in Rome. For 10 years, Father Theodore was the Superior General of the Passionists.

Cardinal Camillo Ruini, Pope Benedict XVI’s Vicar for the Diocese of Rome, described his life during the  inauguration ceremony. He invited the Passionists to walk the way  of sanctity, “which Father Theodore followed with such  dedication.”

Daniel Foley was born in 1913 in  Springfield to a family of Irish immigrants. He entered  the Passionist congregation in 1932 and in the following year made his first profession, taking the name Theodore. He was ordained a priest in  1940 in Baltimore, Maryland USA.

In 1958, Father Foley became a General  Consultor and assistant to the Superior General of the Passionists. He was himself elected Superior General in 1964, a post that he held until his  death on 9th October 1974.

Father Giovanni Zubiani C.P., Postulator of the  Cause of Beatification, spoke of Father Theodore as a man open to dialogue  “but firm on the principles and charism of the Congregation.”