The greeting of the postulator father on the occasion of the presentation of the biography

The Servant of God Angela Caterina Borgia, Augustinian nun (1694 - 1743)

             Good evening everyone! I thank you for your presence on this important occasion, in particular I thank the nuns of the monastery of St. Lucy in Selci, who have kindly welcomed us to their home, the Augustinian family and the friends of this venerable nun and historic monastery.

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Our meeting will focus on the beautiful figure of Sister Angela Caterina Borgia: a beautiful woman whose main biographical features are now more accessible to all of us thanks to the biography prepared with dedication, seriousness and enthusiasm by Daniele Bolognini, who is not a beginner in the hagiographic field. I also thank Prof. Claudio Canonici who honors us with his presence and his participation in this event.

The historical period in which our Caterina lived can’t be considered among the most prosperous in terms of holiness in the Order.

Of course, there were illustrious friars and nuns of extraordinary goodness[1], but this period is quite lacking of prepared processes and concluded ones, from the perspectives of the Postulation, which is directly interested in them and promotes the causes of canonization.

Among the figures of sanctity whose process was started in a contemporaneous time to Sister Angela Caterina's one, we find:

"Even if Father Proust was not born in Brittany, we can count him among the pious people who, with their virtues, have given it prestige"[1].

Pierre Le Proust was born in Châtellerault on December 3rd, 1624. His parents, Loys Le Proust and Marye Magaud, came from the important Poitou family. Six of their nine children devoted themselves to consecrated life: Pierre will be an Augustinian, three of his brothers will be Capuchins, and two of his sisters will join the Congregation of Notre Dame in Chatellerault. The other three sons got married.