History of the cause

On November 9, 1927, the Diocese of Montreal appointed an ecclesiastical tribunal to inquire into the possible canonization of Durocher. The evidence was gathered by the tribunal and handed over to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. It was only on October 2, 1972, that the cause for her beatification was officially introduced. On July 13, 1979, a declaration was made with respect to Durocher’s heroic virtues, resulting in Durocher receiving the title “Venerable”.

On May 23, 1982, she was beatified by decree of Pope John Paul II (1978-2005) in Rome. On May 1, 2004, Blessed Mother Marie-Rose´s remains were interred in the Chapelle Marie-Rose in the right transept of the Co-cathedral of St. Anthony of Padua in Longueuil.