Office of the Postulator

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The Office of the Postulator is the entity within the General Curia that handles Causes for Canonization of the Servants of God before the Holy See. The office is carried out by the Postulator General and his collaborators. The Postulator General is appointed by the Superior General and approved by the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints. The Statutes of the General Curia determine the tasks. The causes introduced are selected with the approval of the Superior General from among those which present a special import for the Church or the Order and which will carry a message of significance to contemporary men.


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P. Romano Gambalunga



Romano Gambalunga, Discalced Carmelite, was born in Trent on September 25, 1970. He obtained his licentiate in Philosophy and Mysticism from the Pontifical Atheneum of St. Anselm; in Theology with a specialization in Spirituality from the Pontifical Theological Faculty Teresianum in Rome, where he was also guest professor of “Spiritual Theology” and “Doctrine of Saint John of the Cross.” He is currently working on a doctorate on the History of Theology in the Mabillon Institute of the Pontifical Atheneum of St. Anselm. His doctoral investigation aims to propose theology as a phenomenology of experience and thought in relation with objective evidence of mystery, within the intersection of sanctity and theological reflection, through the study of the Denkform of Irenaeus of Lyons, John of the Cross, and Pavel Florensky.


Dr. Patrizio Di Stefano

Office of the Postulator

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Patrizio Di Stefano was born in Rome on October 17, 1980. He married on September 12, 2008, and received his licentiate in jurisprudence from the Sapienza University of Rome. He has carried out multiple collaborative, professional forensic activities over many years with specialized legal studies in civil law, labor law, and administrative law. He began his collaboration with the Office of the Postulator General of the Discalced Carmelites on January 1, 2015. He attended the Postulator course in the Pontifical Urbaniana University and obtained the diploma on May 18, 2015.


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  • Comment Link Amy E Powers, OCDS Amy E Powers, OCDS Wednesday, 08 January 2020 16:20

    Has a cause been started for Rosa Stein (St. Teresa Benedicta, Edith Stein’s Sister)
    She was a third Order Carmelite (Secular)

    We are not aware of a cause for beatification of Edith Stein's sister.
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