Cause for the Beatification and Canonization of Father Thomas Price
The diocesan phase for the Cause for Beatification and Canonization of Father Thomas Frederick Price opened on March 9, 2012, with the official installation of a Tribunal charged with the formal study of the life, virtues and the reputation of the sanctity of Father Price. The opening of the diocesan phase of the Cause took place within the context of Solemn Vespers (Evening Prayer) at Sacred Heart Cathedral.
The Tribunal that will study Father Price is led by the Very Reverend James F. Garneau, V.F., Ph.D., Pastor of Saint Mary of the Angels Catholic Church in Mount Olive, North Carolina, whom Bishop Burbidge has appointed Episcopal Delegate for the Cause of Father Price. The Tribunal also includes Dr. Andrea Ambrosi, appointed by the Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints as Postulator of the Cause for Beatification and Canonization of Father Price, and other members, assisted by a Historical Commission and a Theological Commission.
As part of the diocesan phase of the Cause, Bishop Burbidge signed an Edict for the Opening of the Cause for Beatification and Canonization for Father Price on February 28, 2012. It requests that all those who can give valid testimony regarding the life, virtues and the reputation of the sanctity of Father Price, even if they have negative proof, are to contact the Tribunal. They may do so by contacting Father Garneau at The Office of the Episcopal Delegate for the Cause of Father Price, P. O. Box 1145, Mount Olive, North Carolina 28365.