Servant of God Chiara Corbella Petrillo



The formal edict, signed July 2, calls Corbella a “Servant of God,” a title used for those under formal consideration for beatification and canonization."

The title “servant of God” is officially used by the church for select individuals, but the letter of James chap 1 verse 1 contains that designation that James applies to himself. It is also used to refer to bishops, and the Holy Father is the “servant of the servants of God.”

Anyone and everyone who lives their Christian faith is a servant of God. I’m an old timer who had the Baltimore catechism in the second grade, and we learned that God made us to know him, love him, and serve him in this world.

I think it’s condescending to apply this title to so-restricted a number of people. We should ALL think of ourselves as servants of God to remind us of that fact.


It’s just a formality. The beginning of the process of canonization. There’s four steps.


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