At a ceremony today at 10:00 am (EST), Edward Cardinal Egan officially declared open the cause for the canonization of Fr. Isaac Hecker CSP, founder of the Missionary Society of St. Paul the Apostle. This also marks the beginning of the 150th anniversary celebrations for the congregation.
Details as they emerge.
News release from the Paulist Media Office on the ceremony.
There's a Facebook Group dedicated to the cause. [Registration at Facebook required.]
Details of the Fr. Hecker Guild.
[If one of my former CSP brothers, or any Associates [Brandon? :)], could dig up the prayer for intercessions for the cause, that would be great. And do ask for his intercessions. I know of at least one situation where we are all approaching the Heavenly Throne for a miraculous intervention. I will be enlisting Fr. Hecker's help in this regard. I hope he looks favorably on someone who left the Society he founded! :)]
Isaac Hecker, Servus Dei, ora pro nobis.