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Thursday, 31 May 2018 08:23

June 3, 1863 - Decree of Approbation for the Congregation

Bless and thank God through his Holy Mother, St. Joseph and St. Michael. The Society is approved, I have the Decree of Approbation.

On March 18th, the Holy Father introduced it for the study of the Sacred Congregation.

On May 8th, he approved it.

On June 3rd, on the eve of Corpus Christi, or rather, on Corpus Christi, the Sacred Congregation of Bishops and Regulars decreed its approbation.

Notice the dates and the Saints: on the 18th, St. Gabriel; on the 8th, St. Michael; on the 3rd, Corpus Christi. The Month of St. Joseph, the Month of Mary, the Month of the Blessed Sacrament! The gifts of God are complete and carry a mystery [requiring] our gratitude.

Rome, June 10, 1863
(CO 1252,1)