Mattie’s Cause for Canonization

Posted on: April 20th, 2012 by jeni No Comments


Mattie’s Cause for Canonization

Mattie with Cardinal James A. Hickey, Spring 1999


The Mattie J.T. Stepanek Guild was officially initiated on September 21, 2012 — the Feast of St. Matthew the Apostle and the International Day of Peace — to gather information and investigate Mattie’s life and virtues for the possible Cause of Canonization.


The path to Sainthood in the Catholic Church is a lengthy one, involving a series of steps as the process moves forward. Mattie’s mom, Jeni, is not a member of the Guild, and the Guild is not a program of Mattie’s Foundation. However, both Mattie’s mom and the members of Mattie’s Foundation fully support the effort, and make available to the Guild members all information and materials that may further Mattie’s Cause.


People of all faiths and ages all around the world are invited and encouraged to share “Mattie stories” with the Guild. Mattie stories help the Guild establish Mattie as a young man who lived with heroic virtues – such as faith, hope, love, peace, charity, and more — and who inspired others to do the same.


You do not have to have “known Mattie” personally to share a reflection, and you do not have to be Catholic to share a statement.


If you would like to share a
memory or reflection about Mattie

or a comment on his
life, legacy, spirituality,
or heroic virtues –

1 – Please create your reflection
2- Have your reflection NOTARIZED
3 – Mail your reflection to:


Mattie J.T. Stepanek Guild
ATTN: Reflection for Cause
PO Box 674
Kensington, MD 20895


If you have a question or comment 

please e-mail



A website is being created
(to be launched during 2015)
by the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Guild
with more information about
Mattie’s Cause for Canonization.

(site still being developed…)



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