Dearly Beloved in Christ,
In the name of the Order of Friars Minor, a religious institute legitimately established with ecclesiastical approval, the Rev. Father John D. Vaugh, OFM, a priest of the same Order of the Friars Minor, duly appointed and approved as vice-postulator, has requested that I initiate an investigation into the alleged miraculous healing of Kayla Rebecca Kellog, who resides in the Archdiocese of Denver. This miraculous healing is alleged to be the result of the intercession of Blessed Junipero Serra.
I, Charles J. Chaput, OFM, archbishop of Denver, do hereby make public the petition of the Rev. Father John Vaughn, OFM and declare my intention to conduct the investigation of the alleged miraculous cure of Kayla Rebecca Kellog as a result of the intercession of Blessed Junipero Serra.
In conformity with "The Norms to be Observed in Inquiries Made by Bishops in the Causes of Saints," published by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints on Feb. 7, 1983, I also call upon any and all who may have useful information regarding the above alleged miraculous cure of Kayla Rebecca Kellog that is attributed to the intercession of Blessed Junipero Serra, to bring such documents, materials, or information to my attention.
Given at the Archdiocese of Denver, this 18th day of August, 2006.
+Most Rev. Charles J. Japut, OFM Cap.
Archbishop of Denver
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Blessed Junipero Serra Works a Miracle in Colorado?
An interesting letter from the Denver Catholic Register, unavailable on the ArchDen website: