LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: A fellow Roman Catholic, Charles Moore, has written a featured article in Spectator Australia in which he suggests that the late Queen would be the perfect person to become a saint if the UK were a Catholic country. For someone to become a saint, he must fulfill several conditions. According to the BBC, normally someone cannot become a saint until five years after her death.
Moore, however, believes the 96-year-old monarch is the “perfect person” to bestow the honor on.
According to Moore, while Queen Elizabeth was Supreme Governor of the Church of England, “she clearly possessed the first of two formal qualifications for sainthood, what the Church calls ‘heroic virtue.’ the person in question.
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Moore wrote: “It may take time, but the world is already full of people who believe that the late Queen has cured them of this or that. As the cult of her grows, many posthumous examples will emerge. »
Moore wrote that the Church of England has a strange stance on sainthood and only accepts pre-Reformation canonizations; he “never tried to increase their numbers (with one important and controversial exception: King Charles the Martyr)”.
“If you were planning on doing it, now is the best possible time to start. Surely the least likely person in the world to have approved of such a procedure would have been Elizabeth herself. But then the kind of person who wants to be a saint is the kind who doesn’t have to be,” Moore said.
He mentioned an example “where the Queen, after death, made a difference”.
“My cousin, Tom Oliver, has long suffered from exceptional anxiety about contracting illnesses. He has worked hard, usually successfully, to manage this and leads an active and fruitful life; but his concern was compounded by covid, especially since he is diabetic and because he had important commitments that would weigh on his wife if he were to die or become incapacitated. Until this week, Tom had had almost no direct human contact, except with his immediate family, for more than 29 months. He decided, however, that he really should witness the lie of state. He traveled from rural Herefordshire and queued through crowds of thousands for 15 hours, never sitting down. He arrived at Westminster Hall long after dark and saw the coffin. he told me he, the wonderful experience of grace drove the fear from him. He stays with the rational aspects of himself, but discovers that what he calls “the sense of irrational danger” has disappeared. He cites the line from the hymn, “The prisoner jumps loose his chains,” Moore wrote.
Source : nouvellefr.com