Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Should "Little Audrey" Santo be a Santo?

Santo is Spanish for saint, and after the death of Audrey Santo of Worcester, MA, there is a movement for her beatification. I have seen documentaries of miraculous events around her bed. including statues which moved and wept blood and oil. The one which really impressed me involved a Host which began bleeding on camera right after consecration. From the priest's reaction, this was a complete surprise.
Though experts say an unconscious woman can't be heroically virtuous, those who knew Audrey, in a coma since a drowning incident in todderhood, say she was a voluntary victim soul. This case is unique, and I will be following it. I would like to see a definitive answer on how "with it" a person must be to be a possesor of heroic virtue. Many mentally retarded people have such deep devotion to Our Lord, and charity towards others, could a broader definition open the door for their canonization as well?
Read the entire story here.
HT Spirit Daily


Jackie Parkes said...

Surely mental handicap is no barrier to sainthood?

Angie Rose Elizabeth said...

There's no way Audrey should not become a saint, her life's story's much too true not to make her one.

Rest In Peace, Little Audrey, and thank-you much for saying, "Yes!" to our Lord!!!

Love you and God Bless you!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Peace and Goodness,
The Catholic Church has a process where all the facts are reviewed and determination is made when a person is to be beautified, and to become a Saint.
From the facts in Audrey's case, should they be proven true, make her a prime candidate for beautification and later Sainthood.
We should pray for her always for then she in turn will pray for us.
She is a wonderful role model for all who suffer debilitating illnesses, and whose faith brings forth miracles in our time.
Pax et Bonum