The Third Official Approval of Teams of Our Lady by the Church

For those who don’t already know, I am solely responsible for the creation of the Teams of Our Lady Transatlantic Super-Regional Archive, a digital archive, comprised of documents and images collated over the last 20+ years. (For information about Teams of Our Lady, please visit either the GB website, or the Transatlantic Super-Regional website).

The Third Official Approval by the Church

Back in March, I posted a blog to mark 57 years since the first official approval of Teams of Our Lady by the Church. Sadly the archive does not hold any material relating to the second official approval by Cardinal Roy, which occurred on 18th February 1975. In the second official approval, Teams of Our Lady was recognised by Rome as an International Catholic Association. However, the archive does have material relating to the third official approval.

The 30th April 1992 marks 15 years since the Teams of Our Lady received its third official approval from the Church. The Archive holds the digital copy of the Decree of Recognition, presented in a slideshow below.

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The first official approval in 1960 was presented in the form of a two-page typed letter. Thirty years on, the presentation has changed, and the third official approval is presented in an A5 booklet, titled ‘The Decree of Recognition’, which recognises Teams of Our Lady as a Private Association of the Faithful. The booklet contains the decree of recognition and a letter from Eduardo, Cardinal, Pironio, President of the Pontificum Consilium Pro Lacis (the Pontifical Council for the Laity).


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