Holy Spirit Province Saint-Esprit
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Ordo Fratrum Minorum

Challenging the Cause of Blessed Frédéric

“Is there really a life after this one? The youth of my generation all say, ‘No way!’ Never-ending happiness? That’s just a fairy tale!”

I feel challenged in my work as postulator for the Cause of Father Frédéric, because my task is not only to maintain that he entered into this “life after life,” but that he is a model for Christians to enter that life.


When someone is proclaimed a saint, he or she is offered as a role model for those who believe in a lot of important things, such as the Beatitudes and eternal life. FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS is simply a proposition, not an “imposition.” You have a right to your opinion, but I invite you to respect those who reach out their hands to receive this gift.

Roland Bonenfant, OFM