Initiative of Jaime Cardinal Sin, Ordinary of the archdiocese where the Servant of God was born, lived, worked and died to commence the Cause.
10/20 - Rome granted the Nihil Obstat, the go-signal to proceed with the process. November – Archdiocesan Tribunal created
1987 – Archdiocesan Transumpta
3/12 – Tribunal presented position paper to Cardinal Sin
5/22 – appointment of Postular, Rev. Innocenzo, O.P. July – August – investigation and study conducted by the tribunal)
8/15 – official closing of the investigation: Transumpta signed
11/10 – Submitted to Sacred Congregation by Postular
9/22 – Rev. Innocenzo Venchi O.P. named General Postulator
11/12 – Cardinal called for special meeting
12/20 – Decree of Validity of Archdiocesan process issued by
1/11 – Relatore Generale appointed Rev. Ambrose Eszer, O.P. Positio formally began by Sr. Rita
February - Positio completed and submitted for printing; September – Positio released from the press.
Archdiocesan tribunal to investigate the reported cures: Medical Panel
3/22 – hearing of the reported cures: Mrs. Utanes
4/8 – Melencion Documentation and results of the hearing handcarried by Cardinal Sin to Rome.
Appointment of Theological assistant: Rev. Enrico Ayo to conduct further research.
Theological research submitted to postulator
The two papers were put together to form the final Positio: Fr. Ayo’s work was entitled Information, and Sr. Rita’s research constituted the Summary and Documents, and introduced with the presentation of the Relatore Generale.
Positio Studied by the panel of historians
1/16 – votes of approval by the Historical panel.
In the meantime, the postulator became incapacitated, and the work was assumed by his assistant, the Rev. Francesco Ricci, who saw to it that the report on the cure of Mrs. Utanes was presented to the medical panel.
8/10 – The RVM congregation received notification from Fr. Ricci that the reported miracle of the cure of Mrs. Utanes had been accepted by the first member of the panel who reviewed the case, and the other member submitted his favorable judgment before September 10.
The cause was passed in the Theological panel, and on February 23, 2007, the Congress of Theologians voted a favorable decision (8 out of 9) to accept the POSITIO on the life and virtues of the Servant of God, Ignacia del Espiritu Santo.
On June 19, 2007 the Congress of Cardinal scheduled the cause of the Servant of God for discussion. The meeting resulted in a positive decision, that the Servant of God
had lived a life of virtues to a heroic degree, and the recommendation
was elevated to the Holy Father for signature.
On July 6, 2008, the Holy Fathersigned the authorization for the decree super virtutibus to be published: the Servant of God, Ignacia del Espiritu Santo had lived to a heroic degree the theological virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity. The implication is that the Servant of God has become entitled to the title of Venerable. The Congregation, however, was cautioned not to use the title until the official decree was received by the RVM Congregation, and promulgated.
On December 23, 2007: Sr. Clarita Manongas arrived from Rome carrying the decree. It was a Christmas gift the RVM.
Upon consultation with His Eminence Gaudencio B. Cardinal Rosales, Archbishop of Manila, the promulgation of the decree is set for February 1, 2008 at the Binondo Church.
The hearing of the Medical Panel on the miracle on Mrs. Utanes was set for November but did not take place because two other causes scheduled occupied the whole time. The hearing was reset for January 24, 2008. The Congregation will be preparing for this important event with prayers and practices of penance. When the Medical Panels issues a favorable decision, the same will be considered by the Theological Panel, and then elevated to the College of Cardinals, and from there to be presented to the Holy Father for signature. This would be the culmination of the process: when the Holy Father affixes his signature to authorize the issuance of the decree super miraculum.