Current Status of the Cause

What about Father Peyton’s Cause for Sainthood?

Bishop Hubbard and Dr Ambrosi sign closing documents

July, 2012 -- A recent Decree of Juridic Validity granted by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints confirms the validity of the 6,000 pages of documentation and witness testimonies submitted in July 2010, by the archdiocesan inquiry. The Decree is an important and necessary step in the process to be designated Venerable.

At the present time, Father Peyton’s life and actions are being examined for miracles and other evidence. A possible miracle reviewed in Albany in 2011 was that of a man in his 60s who was admitted to the hospital with life threatening issues. His family prayed to Father Peyton, and they strongly felt that he was healed through intercessory prayer. A second possible medical miracle was also reviewed in Kampala, Uganda, in 2012. A mother and her son who were both sick, were tested for HIV, and both were found to be positive. The mother and local Holy Cross priests began to pray and a short time later they were retested and results for both were negative for HIV.  These findings were forwarded to Rome.

Once a miracle is attributed to the intercession of a sainthood candidate, the candidate is declared “Blessed.” All are urged to pray for the success of Father Peyton’s cause.

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To report a favor received through the intercession of Servant of God Patrick Peyton, or if you have any questions about the Cause for Sainthood, please email the Office of the Vice Postulator at

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