Beatification of Brother José Olallo Valdés, O.H.

The Brothers announce the upcoming beatification of Brother José Olallo Valdés, O.H. in Camaguey, Cuba on November 29, 2008.

  Pope Benedict XV, on 15 March 2008, gave permission for one of our Hospitaller Brothers to be beatified. This is recognition of genuine holiness and the stage before being declared a Saint.   Brother José Olallo Valdés OH lived and worked in Cuba and will be the second person from Cuba to be declared Blessed and the first to be beatified in Cuba.   The Prior General of the Hospitaller Order said, “It is a source of joy to the Order to have a new model of holiness, which confirms that the radical practice of our spirituality of mercy and hospitality is a path to holiness. This is a wonderful event in the life of the Church, the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God and indeed all the people of Cuba.”

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