Fr. Al's Commission Office (FACO) was created on October 2003 with the primary purpose of working for the beatification and canonization of the founder of the Sisters of Mary and the Brothers of Christ, the Servant of God, Monsignor Aloysius Schwartz.
The commission is in charge in preparing the necessary documents required by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.
The commission, in line with its objective, is also concerned for the spiritual activities essential for making our dear Fr. Al, a Saint.
The Nihil Obstat (the go signal to proceed with the process) for the Cause of Fr. Al was received on November 27, 2003.
On December 10, 2003, the Archdiocesan Process for the Beatification and Canonization of the Servant of God, Msgr. Al, was formally opened at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (Manila Cathedral) Intramuros, Manila, Philippines.
On January 24, 2004, the Rogatory Commision was formed and undertook its office in Korea where they completed the depositions of the witnesses in such place.
And on May 29, 2004 at the Sisters of Mary Girlstown Complex, Bo. Biga, Silang Cavite, Philippines, Socrates B. Villegas, Auxiliary Bishop of Manila and Episcopal Delegate in behalf of Gaudencio Rosales, Archbishop of Manila, solemnly declared the Archdiocesan Process of the Beatification and Canonization of the Servant of God, Msgr. Aloysius Schwartz closed.
Subsequently, the documents were presented in Rome by the Postulator, Fr. Samson Silloriquez, OAR, with Sr. Maria Cho, SM and Sr. Teresita Sumalabe, SM. The Sisters of Mary entrusted to the latter the undertaking of Fr. Al's Commission Office (FACO).
With the blessings of the Almighty God, the Archdiocesan Process of the Beatification and Canonization of the Servant of God, Msgr. Aloysius Schwartz , received the approval from Holy See last May 20, 2005.
The Positio Paper (position super virtutibus) for the Heroic Virtues of the Servant of God was submitted to Rome last January 2009 for general review. The affirmative result of which shall be submitted to the Holy Father for his confirmation.
We beg your prayers for the success of this cause, for it is only through prayer that we could partake in bringing our dear Fr. Al into the Altar of God in the company of other Saints.
We ask everyone to ask in your prayers the intercession of Fr. Al for a possible miracle that would confirm the causes for his beatification and canonization.
Fr. Al, though, has performed hundreds and thousands of miracles among the thousands of us and our families - a miracle of LOVE. His proclamation as a saint is secondary. What is essential is that all of us remain in God's grace, making ourselves worthy of the Kingdom of God. We are the fruits of Fr. Al! He likewise wants us to be saints. Remember his greatest dream?....to offer to God thousands of beautiful souls...
Click here for a copy of Msgr. Schwartz' biography and an intercessory prayer card.
For answered prayers, you may write to the:
Fr. Al's Commission Office (FACO)
Sisters of Mary Girlstown Complex,
Biga, Silang, Cavite, Philippines
Tel Nos.: (02) 529.8321/ (046) 414.0575/ (046) 865.3097
Want to learn more about the Servant of God, Msgr. Al Schwartz? Visit:
Father Al's Journey Toward Sainthood