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Bishop’s Body Will Be Moved

In Bid for Sainthood


The following comes from a February 8 story in the Sacramento Bee.

Nearly 19 years after his death, the body of Bishop Alphonse Gallegos will be exhumed from St. Mary's cemetery next month and moved to a downtown church as part of his journey toward sainthood.
Church officials agreed Friday to move Gallegos to Sacramento's Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish on March 27. Bishop Jaime Soto will preside over the special Mass.
Supporters believe moving Gallegos' remains to the parish will help church members ask the late bishop for his intercession or for favors.
"We're hoping that one day, a miracle will happen that can be documented and verified," said the Rev. Eliseo Gonzalez, a member of the Augustinian Recollects, Gallegos' religious order that is promoting Gallegos for sainthood. Proof of two miracles is required for him to be declared a saint.
Church officials will begin building a tomb for Gallegos at the parish this week.
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READER COMMENTS

Posted Friday, February 12, 2010 9:12 AM By OneoftheSheep
A people's bishop! That was Bishop Gallegos! Early in my faith journey, I attended a youth dance at St. Mel's church. Bishop Gallegos got out on the dance floor with five or six of us young ladies and danced! Thus, I have the happy thought that one day I may say that I danced with a saint this side of heaven! What a joyful spirit he had! Bishop Gallegos, I ask for your intercession in healing a close friend of mine who has a recurring brain tumor, bless Michael with health and healing. Amen.

Posted Friday, February 12, 2010 10:11 AM By Weeorphan
I don't know if the good bishop is motivating me to write this, but do try curcumin extract, 1500 mgs per day. Look it up in Google, read its valid research, and you'll find it shrinks brain tumors, passing through the blood brain barrier.

Posted Friday, February 12, 2010 10:59 AM By Laurette Elsberry
Bishop Gallegos was a very pro-life bishop, which is why he was marginalized here during the years before his death. He suffered greatly. Re the movement of his body to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, it is my understanding that Guadalupe parish is to be moved to the current site of St. Rose Church in South Sacramento. Something doesn't name sense here.

Posted Friday, February 12, 2010 11:05 AM By JLS
There are more and more articles about what foods help the body fight cancer. Red grapes, blueberries, tomatos, dark chocolate (great putting a heaping spoonful of 100% cocoa powder with coffee and honey), garlic, and other stuff. Some reports claim that these foods work better than meds.

Posted Friday, February 12, 2010 11:48 AM By WOODY GUIDRY
CALFORNIA CATHOLIC "CRUSADE" is rearing its wonderful head-seen by the advertising of St. Thomas More in these pages-plus a "plug" for that institution by Archbishop Burke! Those who have longed for "real" Catholicism may not realize how powerful their prayers have been! If we keep asking, we SHALL RECEIVE. NO COINCIDENCES?? GALLEGOS AND BURKE-NO COINCIDENCE!

Posted Friday, February 12, 2010 5:49 PM By OneoftheSheep
Weeorphan, my friend's brother Michael was just told that his chemo is not effective and he is running out of options. I sent the information to my friend, to Michael, and to his wife Elizabeth. I am certain that Bishop Gallegos has his hand in this one and am grateful that you are a conduit of God's love for Michael. Thank you so much, may this be the miracle to get Bishop Gallegos on his way to sainthood.

Posted Saturday, February 13, 2010 6:04 PM By Wintoon
I met the Bishop once in private. I had no idea he was largely blind. He was a good man and who knows, maybe a saint. I hope so.

Posted Saturday, February 13, 2010 7:22 PM By JLS
I have put this forward to a prayer group.

Posted Sunday, February 14, 2010 10:17 AM By Weeorphan
Glad to be of help, and if Curcumin Extract successfully shrinks his brain tumors, let us all read the good news, including the Vatican. Many folks who could benefit lie in anxious fear. 'My people suffer for lack of knowledge.'

Posted Sunday, February 14, 2010 2:23 PM By maxine
I DIDNT KNOW THE BISHOP BUT IF HE DOES MIRCLES I HOPE HE TOUCHES MY HUSBAND BACK HAD FOUR SURGIES HAS LOTS OF PAIN ALL THE TIME, CANT SLEEP AT NIGHT. IAM HOPING AND PRAYING.

Posted Sunday, February 14, 2010 10:20 PM By Victoriag
I Know there are many Saints among us because I have personally known such a person. Many of us however never recognize the Goodness of Spirit of those who pass by us everyday. Mother Angelica says, "We are all called to be Great Saints"; but that doesn't mean a great display of fuss. Sometimes a kind word and a gesture of simple understanding to those who have lost their way can make a such a difference and therefore, make a Saint. Let us try to be worthy of GOD's Love and the small miracles HE offers us in our daily lives.

Posted Tuesday, February 16, 2010 6:57 PM By Kenneth M. Fisher
Bishop Gallegos was my best friend's cousin, and I knew him well. He was no liberal, and he suffered much for it. I have the First Class Relics of the "Seven Martyrs of Thailand" and will gladly loan them out to persons who have serious illnesses. I can't give my address and phone here, but the people at California Catholic know how to get in touch with me, or I am listed in the Phone book in Anaheim, CA. God bless, yours in Their Hearts, Kenneth M. Fisher

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