Already during his lifetime, the man enjoyed a great reputation for holiness. We called him Good Father Frederic and the people attributed him with a great piety.
Immediately upon his death, the faithful never ceased to demand a canonical process for the beatification of Good Father Frederic. More than 500 favors obtained through his intercession were noted.
The informative process in Trois-Rivieres followed the study of his writings.
The apostolic process in Trois-Rivieres on his virtues and his reputation for holiness.
13 janvier 1948
First opening of the tomb to observe the conservation of Father Frederic’s body.
1948 – 1949
Apostolic process in France and in the Holy Land.
21 mars 1985
Promulgation of the decree of heroics of Father Frederic’s virtues by Pope John-Paul II who declared him “Venerable”.
28 mars 1988
Second opening of the tomb, exhumation and removal of relics.
25 septembre 1988
One hundred years after the “Miracle of the eyes” the solemn beatification ceremony by Pope John-Paul II in Saint Peter’s Square in Rome before 50,000 people.
On the way to canonization
The dossier for the canonization progresses. Several favors obtained are brought to the attention of the vice-postulator for Father Frederic’s cause.
« “You have sent us a saint, a religious of extraordinary power. The sick look for him and follow him everywhere. They literally fight over him.” »
– Luc Desilets, pastor 1881