Regarding the celebration of the 159th anniversary of the birth of Blessed José Gregorio Hernández in the city of Mérida, a Eucharist was held presided over by Monsignor Helisandro Terán, which was accompanied by a collection of signatures for the canonization of the “doctor of the poor.” »
Author: Frida Guerrero
During the commemoration of the birth of Blessed José Gregorio Hernández, on October 26, when the Eucharist was celebrated in honor of the so-called “doctor of the poor”, before starting the event the organizers were in charge of collecting the signatures of the attendees to expedite the process of canonization of José Gregorio Hernández so that, with the approval of the Supreme Pontiffyou can advance your process to sanctify it.
The event began with the hymn to José Gregorio Hernández, who was in charge of the Ateneo de Ejido Choir, and then proceeded to perform a blessing of the spaces where the monument in his honor is located, located in the Campo Elías municipality of La city of Merida. More than 150 people participated in the celebration, so Monsignor Terán decided to leave a space in the monument for parishioners to come to pray, pay promises and leave offerings in honor of the blessed.
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The Eucharist was led by Monsignor Helisandro Terán, who led prayers and referred to the celebration as “an example that we can all become saints, not just priests and nuns, since the life of this man is reliable proof of that we can all be saints and be close to the Lord,” said Terán.
The Venezuelan doctor José Gregorio Hernández was beatified on April 30, 2022, in Caracas, a discreet ceremony that took place when the national confinement measure decreed by the Government due to the covid-19 pandemic was still in force, so Only 150 people attended the San Juan Bautista de La Salle church.
The cause for the sainthood of José Gregorio Hernández includes decades of efforts that have achieved important progress after April 27, 2020, when the Vatican recognized the miracle of the girl Yaxury Solórzano Ortega, who in 2017 was shot in the head and He survived without any sequelae.
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