Servant of God
Mother Mary Angeline Teresa McCrory
Biography – will post soon
Sep 24, 2009
The Diocese of Metuchen in New Jersey has completed its role in an investigation of a possible miracle performed by Servant of God Mother Mary Angeline Teresa McCrory, the foundress of the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm. The investigation is to be continued at the Vatican and could lead to Mother McCrory being declared “Blessed” by the Church.
A ceremony at the diocesan headquarters concluded the local inquiry, which began on May 20, 2009. The investigation has been handed over to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints, which will determine the authenticity of the miracle as well as if it can be attributed to Mother McCrory.
The Carmelite sister was a woman of great faith who spent her life caring for the elderly and ailing in long-term care facilities operated by her order. She died in 1984 at age 91.
The Vatican has already released a degree of “Juridical Validation” for the diocesan investigation of her life undertaken by her home diocese, the Diocese of Albany.
According to Lori Albanese, Chancellor of the Diocese Metuchen and notary of the investigation, 10-15 individuals were interviewed regarding the case, including family members, people who prayed for the miracle, the doctors involved, as well as two medical experts who are independent of the Church and of the case. “We were very pleased with the quality of testimony,” Albanese said. “The witnesses were very accessible.”
On September 24, CNA spoke with Mother Mary Mark Randall, the Superior General of the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm.
Mother Mary Mark revealed that the miracle being investigated involves a family in the diocese who prayed for Mother McCrory’s intercession when they found out their unborn child had been diagnosed with a severe genetic defect. When their baby girl was born, the abnormality was not as severe as doctors had anticipated.
According to Mother Mary Mark, “the child is doing fine now. She is leading a normal life.” She also said that the little girl was related to one of the members of the order.
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