Tonight at 7 the Passionists of St. Paul of the Cross Monastery on the South Side Slopes will invite the public to venerate and ask prayers of their former superior, the Rev. Theodore Foley, who died in 1974. The pope declared him a servant of God -- the step before beatification -- in 2007, but his remains weren't accessible for veneration. They now rest in a new sarcophagus next to his old confessional.
"He showed a great love of reconciliation, both as an overall human experience and also as a sacramental experience," said the Rev. Timothy Fitzgerald, a Pittsburgh Passionist who was his secretary in Rome.
For more information, see www.theodorefoley.org.