Beatification of Peter-Adrian Toulorge

Important stages of the process:

1922 Introduction of the process of beatification, 1993 re-opening, 1994 Nihil obstat
Dec 1, 1995 - July 29,1996 Diocesan process in Coutances
Dec 5, 2000 Positive judgment of the Historical Consultors of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints over the Positio super martyrio et fama martyrii (372 pages)
July 15, 2010 Positive judgment of the Theological Consultors of the Congregation
March 1, 2011 Positive judgment of the Cardinals and Bishops of the Congregation
April 2, 2011 Pope Benedict XVI authorized the Congregation to promulgate the decree

Program of the festivities:

Friday, April 27, 2012:
Abbey of Mondaye, 8:00/8:30 p.m.: Welcome by Abbot General Thomas Handgrätinger, lecture by Dominique-Marie Dauzet (Mondaye) et presentation of the new book by Bernard Ardura (Rome) on Pierre-Adrien Toulorge

Saturday April 28, 2012:
Coutances Cathedral, 6:00 p.m.: Vespers (confreres of Mondaye)
Coutances Cathedral, 6:30 p.m.: Lecture by Bernard Ardura (Rome) with a written summary in English provided
Coutances St. Peter's Church, 9:00 p.m.: Music and religious drama on the life of Father Toulorge (Youth)
Coutances St. Peter's Chruch, 10:00 p.m.: Completorium (Youth)

Sunday April 29, 2012:
Coutances Cathedral, 3:30 p.m.: Beatification by Card. Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation of the Saints
Reception following in the Garden of the Bishop's House

Masses of thanksgiving:

Monday April 30, 2012 – Muneville-le-Bingard - "Norbertines-Day"
Muneville-le-Bingard, 11:00 a.m.: Mass of Thanksgiving (parts in English and German): principal celebrant Bishop Stanislas Lalanne, homily Abbot General Thomas Handgrätinger
After the Mass there will be a reception and a presentation by the Association of the Friends of Father Toulorge

Tuesday May 1, 2012 - Blanchelande/Doville (Chapel on the hill)
Wednesday May 2, 2012 - Coutances (Diocesan Center)
Sunday May 6, 2012 - St-Sauveur-Lendelin

Apostolic Letter, Homilies, Words of Thanks

Abbot General Thomas Handgrätinger: Christmas Letter 2011
Postulator General Gabriel Wolf:
   Peter-Adrian Toulorge - A Premonstratensian with Backbone (72 pages)