It has been two years since an update on Father Peyton's canonization proceedings has been posted on this blog. I recently reconnected with the vice-postulator for Father Peyton's cause, Father David Marcham. The following is Father's response to my inquiry on the status of the cause for canonization:
Fr. Peyton’s Cause is progressing; thank God! The Diocesan Inquiry was completed in Baltimore in 2010 and a second alleged medical miracle diocesan investigation was completed in 2011. All three documents will eventually be reviewed by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.
First the Diocesan Inquiry is being condensed into a document called the Positio which we hope will be completed and ready for presentation to the Congregation by Easter 2014.
Then the Congregation will review the document and if they vote in favor; Fr. Peyton will be declared Venerable.
After this stage is reached then they could review the first alleged medical miracle that has been documented from Uganda.
This if approved would bring Fr. Peyton to the stage of Blessed.
And, then the next step would be to review the 2nd Alleged Medical Miracle which would be necessary to be named a Saint.
In all we continue to pray, be pleased to receive people’s prayer requests and favors granted as well as possible medical miracles.
We are glad that progress is being made and are grateful for folks like yourselves who talk to others about Fr. Peyton and his message of Family Rosary Prayer.
The following is the Prayer for the Beatification of Servant of God Father Patrick Petyon, CSC
Father Peyton devoted his priestly life to
strengthening the families
of the world by calling them to pray together every day,
especially the Rosary.
His message is as important for us now as it
was during his life on earth.
We beg you, therefore,
to hasten the day of his beatification
so that Your faithful people everywhere will
remember his message that
The Family That prays Together Stays Together,
imitate him in his devotion to your Mother and ours,
and be inspired by his holy life to draw ever closer to you
with childlike confidence and love.
Oh! There is a nice article regarding a presentation given by Father Marcham recently. You can read it online HERE
Those of you interested in learning more about Father Peyton, the Rosary Priest, please click Father Peyton's Cause for Sainthood.