The cause for the designer of Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona, Spain, just completed an important step, transferring from a civil association to an ecclesial association.
The cause for Antoni Gaudí, the Catalan architect known as “God’s architect” and designer of Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona, Spain, just completed an important step on the path to officially declaring him a saint in the Catholic Church.
Gaudí’s cause has been transferred from a civil association to an ecclesial association and has entered its “final process,” according to the Archdiocese of Barcelona. This means that he may soon be elevated to the status of “Venerable,” the precursor to the status of blessed and saint.
The Archdiocese of Barcelona has submitted what is known as the positio super vita, virtutibus et fama sanctitatis (position on the life, virtues and reputation of holiness), which it said is the fundamental argument in favor of Gaudí’s beatification. The positio was sent to the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Causes of Saints, the archdiocese revealed in a Dec. 4 statement.
According to the archdiocese, this puts the cause in its “final process towards beatification.”