Archdiocese of Newark nominates Bayonne nun for sainthood
A nun from Bayonne may be the first New Jersey native to become a saint.
The Archdiocese of Newark sent paperwork documenting Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich's life history to the Vatican. Demjanovich grew up in Bayonne and her family attended St. Vicent's Church. She graduated from the College of Saint Elizabeth before joining the Sister's of Charity Convent in Morristown. Sister Demjanovich died from appendicitis in 1927 at age 26.
Before Sister Demjanovich can become a saint, the Vatican has to be convinced she led a holy life and that her direct intervention led to a miracle. According to Sister Marian Jose, Demjanovich's miracle was helping a legally blind boy to see.
This is the first time the Archdiocese of Newark has nominated a New Jersey native to be considered for canonization.