Based on my Apostolic authority
and after consultation with the Congregation for the Causes of Saints,
we decided to fulfil the wish of our brother
Luc Ravel, C.R.S.V.,
Archbishop of Strasbourg,
as well as many other brothers in the episcopate
and many believers.
So, let Venerable Servant of God,
ALPHONSE MARIE EPPINGER,
(called Elisabeth) virgin,
Foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Divine Saviour
who by suffering, silence, and prayer, showed God’s love,
especially those who suffered in body and in spirit,
herein be called Blessed.
The day of her memorial will be celebrated
every year on 9th September
at the places and the ways established by law.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Published in Rome on 24th August,
the year of the Lord 2018,
sixth year of my Pontificate.