Thursday, June 15, 2006
Beatification of Fr. Eustaquio van Lieshout

At 4 PM today Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins C.M.F., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, by order of Benedict XVI, will proclaim the beatfication of Servant of God Fr. Eustaquio Van Lieshout.

Fr. Eustaquio van Lieshout was born in Aarle-Rixtel, Netherlands, on November 3, 1890. After reading about the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Fr. Eustaquio entered the order as a noviciate taking the name "Eustaquio". He was ordained as a priest in 1919. Fr. Eustaquio arrived in Rio de Janeiro along with two priests and three brothers in 1925, and for the next 18 years he worked as a missionary in Brazil. On August 30, 1943, Fr. Eustaquio died after suffering for weeks due to an insect bite. On his body was found a penitential pointed iron chain that was buried so deep in his flesh that it could not be removed without making wounds.

On December 19, 2005, Pope Benedict XVI authorized the promulgation of a decree attributing a miracle to the intercession of Fr. Eustaquio.

If you have information relevant to the canonization of Blessed Eustaquio, please contact:

Padres dos Sagrados Corações
Rua Riachuelo, 1250, Padre Eustáquio
30720-060 Belo Horizonte (MG), BRAZIL

4 comment(s):

del_button June 18, 2007 at 3:36 AM
Anonymous said...

In the past week, I have felt strongly that Fr. Eustaquio has been urging me to get to know him, to pray and accept him as my "Patron/Benefactor," one who will guide me in the days ahead, helping me toward doing the Lord's Will. I am in the process of trying to become a Secular Branch member of the SSCC, and perhaps in the future, open a Catholic Worker House. I am praying about naming it the "Padre Eustaquio House of Health & Peace." Please join me in prayer about all this. Thank You. ..... Lisa in Fredericksburg, VA

del_button June 18, 2007 at 12:08 PM
Matthew said...

I hope you succeed in your holy endeavors.

del_button July 10, 2008 at 3:44 AM
Anonymous said...

From Lisa in Fredericksburg, VA
Well, my "Blessed Padre Eustaquio's House of Health and Peace" was legally Incorporated on April 16, 2008, the Feast Day of Saint Benedict LeBre, patron saint of the Homeless. Now it's one step at a time; I am presently volunteering with Micah Ministries here in Fredericksburg, VA to do respite care, and whatever and wherever they need my help, until the Lord takes me to the final steps of opening a house for ill homeless women - to get 2 or 3 of them BEFORE they have to be hospitalized OR take them in immediately AFTER their hospital discharge. So, things are looking good. I would just request the prayers of all who read about this ministry. Thanks again and God Bless.

del_button August 29, 2011 at 4:21 PM
Anonymous said...

happy fast day blessed eustaqiuo. as a temporary professed brother of the congregation, i cn say that my religious life is influenced by this servant of God. it was during our pre-novitiate time that he was beatified;our rector was one to delegate philippines and asia. he came w/ the inspired proposal to name the pre-novitiate house 'blessed eustaquio pre-novitiate house'... blessed eustaquio pray for us brothers-sisters of the congregaton. bro. jov,dfc,mnla, phil.

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