Life of St. Veronica Giuliani

BOOK I - Containing an account of her life in the world, and of the most important events in the first fifteen years of her religious career, together with a brief sketch of the offices which she filled in the convent.

BOOK II - Containing an account of the extraordinary graces by means of which she was raised during the last thirty-five years of her life to the highest degree of sanctity, and rendered the living image of Jesus crucified.

BOOK III - Of her heroic virtues and of the gifts which she possessed in common with other saints.

UPON the death of S. Veronica, the bishop began to collect evidence of her holy life. The process was solemnly opened by him on the 6th of December, 1727, and completed by his successor on the 13th of January, 1735. After the usual preliminary examinations, the introduction of the cause at Rome was signed by Pope Benedict XIV., on the 7th of July, 1745. The virtues of the servant of God were approved by Pope Pius VI., on the 24th of April, 1796, and two of her miracles on Whit-Monday, the 7th of June, 1802, by Pope Pius VII., who, on the 12th of September in the same year, issued the decree of her beatification. Further miracles, which occurred in 1815 and 1818, were approved by the Sacred Congregation of Rites, and, on the feast of S. Philip Neri, May 26th, 1831, Pope Gregory XVI. decided that her canonization could be safely proceeded with. She was solemnly canonized by the same Pope on Trinity Sunday, May 26th, 1839, in the Vatican Basilica, together with S. Alphonso Liguori, S. Francis di Girolamo, S. John Joseph of the Cross, and S. Pacificus of San Severino.