The Diocesan Inquiry of the Beatification Process of the Servant of God Louis Marie Léveil was concluded with the closing session held on 30 June 2019 at Sarugani. The documents of the diocesan inquiry were submitted to the Apostolic Nuncio, New Delhi on 09 July 2019 and the two boxes were shipped to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Rome. The two drunk boxes containing the diocesan inquiry documents were opened at the Vatican Office on 11 Nov 2019. All the documents were checked, classified and sent for verification in January 2020.
Having verified all the submitted documents of the diocesan inquiry the Congregation for the Causes of Saints issued the Validity Certificate (Validitas) to the Cause of Léveil on 30 Oct 2020 in Vatican. The Congregation has declared, “The Diocesan Inquiry, which was conducted in the Ecclesiastical Curia of Sivagangai as the principal place and in the Ecclesiastical Curia of Rennes – France as Rogatory place on the life and virtues and also of the fame of sanctity and signs of the Servant of God Louis Marie Léveil, a professed priest of the Society of Jesus, is valid. And the witnesses were rightly and correctly examined; and legitimately and properly recorded with regard to the matter concerned”
The Congregation for the Causes of Saints has given the direction to proceed with the preparation of the positio – ‘a comprehensive and scientific report’ on the documents of the diocesan inquiry which were submitted to Vatican last year.
On this occasion I extend my sincere gratitude to all who have rendered their cooperation and collaboration in preparing the documents successfully. In particular I thank our Emeritus Bishop J. Susaimanickam, the College of Consultors, the members of the Historical Commission, Board of Inquiry and Theological Commission. I wish to thank Rev. Fr. Danis Ponniah, Provincial – Jesuits Madurai Province, Rev. Fr. Jebamalai Raja, Provincial – Jesuits Chennai Province and all the Jesuit priests and brothers who had contributed to the process. I gratefully remember all the religious sisters, religious brothers and the lay faithful who were involved in the process of preparing the documents of the diocesan inquiry.
I request you all to continue to pray for the success of the Beatification Process of the Servant of God Louis Marie Léveil.
Fr. S. James Anthuvan Dass
Vice – Postulator
Cause of Léveil