Division's namesake, Archbishop Fulton J Sheen, will be beatified in December
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen will be beatified Dec. 21, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of Peoria announced late Nov. 18. He said the Vatican had just notified him of the beatification and he was announcing the news "with great joy and thanksgiving."
Plans for the beatification are already underway, the bishop said. The ceremony will be at 10 a.m. local time at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Peoria.
"This is the same cathedral where (Archbishop) Sheen was ordained a priest 100 years ago on Sept. 20, 1919," said a Peoria diocesan news release. "It seems entirely fitting that the beatification will take place at the end of this 100-year anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood."
The cathedral also is the current resting place for the archbishop, who is entombed in a marble vault next to the altar where he was ordained.
The diocese planned to release more information about the beatification over the next few days. News about the beatification and the life of Archbishop Sheen can be found at celebratesheen.com.
All Brothers: Please Attend, New Officer Installment and Dinner, December 11th Meeting at Rooney's in Palm Bay
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Special Meeting: Officer Installment and Holiday Dinner (Wed. December 11th, 5 pm at Rooney's Restaurant in Palm Bay)
Address: 2641 Palm Bay Rd NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905
In January we will return to our regular meeting format on January 15th, Wednesday, at 7:30 pm at The VFW on US 1.