On the first day of their general assembly in Baltimore, the bishops agreed to a request from Cardinal Timothy Dolan to proceed with the next step in the canonization process for Mother Mary Teresa Tallon.
In April Cardinal Dolan, acting as the archbishop of New York, signed the edict officially opening the diocesan inquiry into Mother Tallonâ€™s life, heroic virtues, reputation for holiness and events attributed to her intercession.
The orderâ€™s motherhouse is in Monroe, in the Archdiocese of New York. Mother Tallon is buried on the grounds of the motherhouse.
The cardinal asked for the bishopsâ€™ endorsement as the local bishop promoting her Cause. Their vote came after consultation held toward the end of the morning session of the meeting; episcopal consultation is a step in the Catholic Churchâ€™s canonization process.
Mary Teresa Tallon was born in Hanover, New York, on May 6, 1867, to Irish immigrants. At 19 she joined the Holy Cross Sisters in South Bend, Indiana, and for 33 years taught poor and neglected children in Catholic schools. [more]