Cause of canonization of Guadalupe Ortiz de Landázuri

On May 3, with the approval of Archbishop Norberto Cardinal Rivera Carrera of Mexico City, the beginning of the work of the ecclesiastical tribunal entrusted with documenting the cause of canonization of the Servant of God Guadalupe Ortiz de Landázuri was announced.

Before more than five hundred people gathered in the Panamerican Auditorium of the Instituto de Alta Dirección de Empresa (IPADE), Dr. Benito Padrinas, Postulator of the Cause, gave a description of the work of the tribunal in investigating the life and virtues of this Servant of God: “It is a matter of exhaustively documenting the years of Guadalupe’s stay in Mexico,” said Dr. Badrinas.

Following the Postulator’s address, Dr. Mercedes Eguibar Galarza presented a biographical volume entitled: Guadalupe Ortiz de Landázuri. Trabajo, amistad y buen humor.

Guadalupe Ortiz de Landázuri lived in Mexico City from 1950 to 1956. Many of those who knew Guadalupe agreed that she was a very ordinary woman, with a great heart, but above all with a great love for God, shown both in her life of piety and in her friendships. She seemed to sense an urgent need to bring everyone she knew closer to God.

Before writing her book, Eguibar spent two years gathering information about Guadalupe’s life, interviewing two hundred people in Spain, Mexico and Rome.

Romana, n. 36, January-June 2003, p. 0.

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