Arcangelo Tadini

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Arcangelo Tadini
Born (1846-12-12)12 December 1846
Verolanuova, Brescia, Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia
Died 20 May 1912(1912-05-20) (aged 65)
Botticino Sera, Brescia, Kingdom of Italy
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Beatified 3 October 1999, Saint Peter's Square, Vatican City by Pope John Paul II
Canonized 26 April 2009, Saint Peter's Square, Vatican City by Pope Benedict XVI
Major shrine Botticino Sera, Brescia, Italy
Feast 21 May
Patronage Worker Sisters of the Holy House of Nazareth

Saint Arcangelo Tadini (12 October 1846 – 20 May 1912) was an Italian Roman Catholic priest who was beatified on 3 October 1999 and later canonised on 26 April 2009. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1870 and later founded the Congregation of Worker Sisters of the Holy House of Nazareth.


Process and Venerable[edit]

The informative process opened in the Diocese of Brescia on 13 January 1960 - in which he was given the title of Servant of God under Pope John XXIII - and had been assigned to collecting all documentation available on Tadini. Such documents would be designed to attest to his cause for sainthood. It concluded its work on 19 June 1964.

Theologians gathered all his writings in order to ascertain whether or not such texts were in line with the faith and voiced their assent to his publications in a decree issued on 5 March 1970.

The Congregation for the Causes of Saints validated the informative process on 27 October 1989 and opened the so-called "Roman Phase" in which the C.C.S. would begin their own investigation into Tadini's potential saintliness. The postulation sent the Positio to the C.C.S. for further assessments which led to theologians approving its contents on 16 June 1998. The C.C.S. followed suit on 17 November 1998.

On 21 December 1998 he was declared to be Venerable after Pope John Paul II confirmed that he had lived a model life of heroic virtue - both cardinal and theological virtues.


The miracle needed for his beatification was reported to the postulation and investigated in a diocesan process that opened in April 1996 and closed one month later. It was validated on 25 October 1996 and sent to a medical board that approved the healing to be a miracle on 17 December 1998. Theologians also voiced their approval on 23 March 1999 while the C.C.S. also approved it on 18 May 1999. The pope himself provided the final approval on 28 June 1999.

On 3 October 1999 the pontiff presided over Tadini's beatification.


The miracle required for his sanctification took place in the Diocese of Brescia and as such was investigated there as soon as the diocesan process opened on 16 June 2006. It concluded one month later and was validated on 24 November 2006. The medical board approved it on 15 November 2007 and theologians did likewise on 22 April 2008. The C.C.S. also approved it on 28 October 2008 while Pope Benedict XVI voiced his approval on 6 December 2008.

Tadini was proclaimed as a saint of the Roman Catholic Church on 26 April 2009.

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