Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Mass to close the tribunal for the alleged miracle positio

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC puts on Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s Pectoral Cross before Mass.  The Cross was gifted to him by Sr. Marlene Brownett, SHCJ
Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC signs his name to the official documents before they have to be placed in the box for sealing and shipment to Rome as Patricia Gibson, Chancellor looks on.
Msgr. Jason Gray who headed the tribunal into the inquiry of the alleged miracle, Msgr. Stanley Deptula, Executive Director of the Archbishop Fulton Sheen Foundation, and Msgr. James Kruse, Board Member of the Foundation who helped with interviewing the witnesses examine the box and seal carefully. 
Msgr. Gray looks on as Bishop Daniel Jenky holds his finger in place so Msgr. Deptula can tie the official knot. 
Bishop Jenky prays and watches as Msgr. Gray and Msgr. Deptula carefully melt the wax for the official seal.

Bishop Jenky stamps the wax with the official seal.
Bishop Jenky holds the box up for a round of applause as The Archbishop Fulton Sheen Foundation completes one more step for the Cause of Sheen’s Beatification and Canonization.
Patricia Gibson, Chancellor for the Catholic Diocese of Peoria looks on from the podium where she read the official statement along with Dr. Louis Varela, Board Member who helped with the interviewing of the witnesses and 2nd from the right Fr. Andrew Apostoli, Vice Postulator of the Cause as Bishop Jenky leads a prayer for the sending of the Alleged Miracle Positio.
Little James Fulton is held up by his mother for a standing ovation at the end of Mass.
Msgr. Jason Gray holds one of the sealed boxes while standing with James Fulton and his family.
Archbishop Sheen’s Pectoral Cross and Ciborium make it back to the Archbishop Fulton Sheen Museum which is located in the Catholic Diocese of Peoria diocesan center.