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.




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memory or reflection about Mattie

or a comment on his
life, legacy, or spirituality,

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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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