Meeting scheduled on sainthood cause for Fr. Aloysius Ellacuria

Officials of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles will meet on November 17 to study the life, writings, and ministry of the Claretian Missionary known for his four decades of priestly work in Los Angeles, Phoenix, and San Antonio

Fr. Aloysius Ellacuria (image from Christian News Wire)

A much-anticipated meeting by officials of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles into the Sainthood Cause of Fr. Aloysius Ellacuria, CMF has been confirmed for November 17th. This milestone begins the study by experts into the life, writings, and ministry of the Claretian Missionary known for his four decades of priestly work in Los Angeles, Phoenix, and San Antonio.

The Sainthood cause has already produced controversy over a reported “mystical Eucharistic gift” during the US Catholic Bishops consultation in November 2015.

Dr. Andrea Ambrosi, the well-known Roman postulator, will be in Los Angeles for the occasion. Dr. Ambrosi has been instrumental in a number of sainthood causes throughout the world, including that of Archbishop Fulton Sheen.

Anyone with useful information about Fr. Aloysius, including especially writings and letters which were written by Fr. Aloysius, is encouraged to contact the “Association for the Beatification and Canonization of Fr. Aloysius Ellacuria, C.M.F.” at P.O. Box 645, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 or email Fr.Kevin.Manion (at) gmail.com.

From Christian News Wire.

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  1. Linda Maria says:

    I believe that Fr. Aloysius Ellacuria received the same mystical Eucharistic gift, that the founder of the Claretians, St. Anthony Mary Claret, received– a very beautiful and holy gift, indeed!! Very inspiring!! Perhaps this is a controversial subject, with some members of the USCCB– but how was this issue viewed, at the time of the canonization of St. Anthony Mary Claret??

  2. Linda Maria says:

    I was under the impression that this special, mystical Eucharistic gift of grace, which I believe both Fr. Ellacuria and St. Anthony Mary Claret received– was out-of-the-ordinary, a special gift of God– very unusual, not what us ordinary Catholics receive, during Holy Communion, at Mass. It is not what Catholics are ordinarily taught, in Catechism classes– because it is a special Eucharistic gift of grace. That was my understanding, of this miraculous mystical Eucharistic gift. I do not know what the USCCB currently has to say, on this issue.

  3. Alessandro Manahan says:

    God Almighty gave me the BLESSING of being with Fr.Aloysious through our Blessed Mother and Fr. Kevin who was then Fr. ALOYSIUS’s Secretary and Chauffer. On frequent times, privately with his friends on Sunday dinners at the Art and Mary Carr’s residence, at Fr.Kevin’s residence in Burbank and with Fr.Kevin driving Fr. ALOYSIUS to and from Church affairs, I experience a stillness and joyful peace of heart . It is like being in an oasis amidst a desert of a materialistic and hedonistic society. This leads me to believe by faith and feeling in borrowing the words of St Sister Faustina …Jesus is resting in his heart. No wander Fr. ALOYSIUS prefers that I address the Mother of Jesus as our Mother instead of Our Lady.

  4. Alessandro Manahan says:

    One day, we drove Fr.Aloysius to the San Conrado Missions. if I remember right it was Fr. KEVIN who drove the car when he was still a lay person. As Fr. ALOYSIUS alighted from the car, I heard a frantic scream from afar and I looked at the direction where it came from. I saw the visionaries of Garabandal. Until now I am perplexed. It seemed to me that they were frightened at the sight of Fr. ALOYSIUS. Is it because they saw the bearer of truth of the Eucharistic Presence of our Lord in Fr. ALOYSIUS heart? As to the Heavenly truth of the Garabandal apparition, I had left it to the judgement of the Mother Church.

    During a private talk with Fr. Aloysius, he was very engaging about Fatima but remained silent when i asked him about…

    • For several years Fr. Aloysius Ellacuria, CMF celebrated Mass on the weekends at the San Conrado Mission, 1820 Bouett St. in Los Angeles located in a ravine on the other side of Dodger Stadium. San Conrado was originally planned as a chapel and catechetical center by Fr. Tomas Matin, CMF. At that time San Conrado was a mission of St. Peters Italian Catholic Church run by the Missionaries of St. Charles (the Scalabrinians) on 1039 N Broadway, Los Angeles.

    • After his return from Fatima in 1973 I became Father’s secretary. I accompanied him to various places including when he celebrated Mass at the San Conrado Mission. There were times when people asked him questions, and a few times the questions were about Garabandal. One time he responded with a quick reprimand, “Don’t ask me those questions.” Another time he used the words “curious questions.” The answer was the same, he had nothing to say on what was not approved by the Church.

      What’s ironic is that Fr. Aloysius was devoted to Fatima and the message of Our Lady of Fatima, yet I never heard people ask him about Fatima. Of course, they wouldn’t, would they? Everyone knew about Fatima, and it had been approved by the Church for…

  5. Alessandro Manahan says:

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    Fr.Aloysius was silent when ibasked him aboit Garabandal apparition.

    One evening, Fr Aloysius was giving his BLESSING to a group of people at the La Placita Church in Los Angeles. Among the crowed was an intoxicated man who approached him. Fr. ALOYSIUS blessed him and strictly reprimanded him with paternal love. The man bowed in humility, meek as a lamb as if it was Christ who blessed him. Is the Eucharistic Lord truly present in Fr. ALOYSIUS heart? I leave it to others to discern. On my part I was was greatly edified.

  6. (Continued …)
    Fr. Aloysius had written an article a few years earlier on how St. Anthony Mary Claret was the “Seventh Angeles of the Apocalypse” and the perfect forerunner of the message of Our Lady of Fatima. St. Anthony Mary Claret had founded the Claretian Missionaries, and Fr. Aloysius was a member and follower of St. Anthony Mary Claret. In summary, Fr. Aloysius loved the Claretians, St. Anthony Mary Claret, and Our Lady of Fatima. He founded a religious congregation on the holy grounds of Fatima in 1971, the Missionaries of Perpetual Adoration.

  7. Some would claim that Father Aloysius approved something when he did not. I’m referring to non-approved apparitions. Please do not compare Our Lady of Fatima and the Fatima message with Garabandal, San Damiano, Palmar de Troya, Bayside, St. Joseph’s Hill of Hope, Commack Long Island, etc. Some suggest that Fr. Aloysius held a private judgment on an alleged apparition which differed from the bishop of jurisdiction. Again, this isn’t true.

    Personally, I witnessed a case where Fr. Aloysius instructed a filmmaker in 1976 to remove references to Garabandal in a film the filmmaker had completed. The edit of the film suggested that Fr. Aloysius had accompanied a group of pilgrims to Garabandal in 1976. Fr. Aloysius didn’t go to Garabandal,…

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