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When Praying for a Cause for Sainthood
« on: December 13, 2018, 05:09:05 PM »
I have a prayer card for someone whose cause is being promoted for sainthood.  On the prayer card, there is a part to insert your own intentions.  Should you choose a specific intention that can be "easily" determined?  For instance, someone's conversion might be too long and messy of a process to consider caused by this potential saint.  Should you choose something more like "heal this specific injury/disease"?  I'm just curious.  I'm a convert so I don't know much about these things.
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Re: When Praying for a Cause for Sainthood
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2018, 05:33:52 PM »
I would *think* it would be something verifiable and, moreover, unexplained by both natural things (e.g., medicine) or normative operations of grace which could or could not be faked (e.g., conversions).

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Re: When Praying for a Cause for Sainthood
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2018, 10:12:06 PM »
You should feel free to do either. The intercession of saints, blesseds, venerables, servants of God is efficacious for all sorts of things. But in terms of miracles required for the progress of the cause, generally medical miracles are used as it's easier to be clear about these.
 
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