Today at St. Chad’s Church a Mass was held for the cause of beatification of Mother Mary Joseph of Jesus (Elizabeth Prout), Foundress of the Sisters of the Cross and Passion, a branch of the Passionist family. It was in St. Chad’s that Mother Mary Joseph and her companions received the religious habit on the Feast of the Presentation 1851. She is buried at St. Anne’s and Blessed Dominic, Sutton, St. Helens alongside Blessed Dominic Barberi and Father Ignatius Spencer.
Fr. Hugh and Sr. Dominic Savio, who organised the Mass, in the Lady Chapel at St. Chad’s where Elizabeth Prout was clothed with the religious habit.
The Vice-Postulator for her cause, Fr. Paul Francis, writes the Laus Crucis blog.