About the Foundation...

The canonization of a saint is one of the greatest blessings God bestows upon His Church. Through canonization, God confirms the holiness of the lives of men and women who were His very faithful servants on earth. While much work has already been accomplished, much remains to be done and your support is needed!  Consider joining us at the fundraising event hosted by Dr. & Mrs. Louis E. Varela, Board of Director members of the Foundation, of America’s Bishop, the “Servant of God,” Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. Consider being part of a historical time in the life of the Church in America. Our country, a new generation and culture needs a saint like Fulton Sheen, …be a part of it! 

The Foundation
The Archbishop Fulton John Sheen Foundation is the official promoter of the Cause for the Canonization
of Archbishop Sheen. It is the goal of the Foundation to introduce a new generation to the holy priest, missionary and communicator, Fulton J Sheen, and to move the Church to proclaim him a saint.

The purpose of the Archbishop Fulton John Sheen Foundation is to make known the life, works and thoughts of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, to lead others to a deeper relationship with God and His Church through the Archbishop’s example and intercessions, and to advance the Cause for the Canonization of Archbishop Sheen according to the process prescribed in the Code of Canon Law under the supervision of the bishop of the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois.

The Texas Chapter
A request from the Varela’s, to family and friends, to aid and support the raising of funds to further the Cause for the sainthood of Archbishop Sheen, proved to be overwhelming, and the Texas Chapter was formed. The work to introduce and bring an awareness of Fulton J. Sheen to Houstonians began with fervor and zeal!  On April 18, 2009, a day of speakers, which included Father Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R. and Vice-Postulator for the Cause and Monsignor Stanley L. Deptula, Executive Director for the Foundation, was held and followed by a benefit dinner. The following day, on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 19, 2009, after a Mass celebration at St. Ignatius Loyola, contributions were generously provided by many “Sheen” friends. Raising awareness is an ongoing job which continues throughout the year by the Texas Chapter volunteers.  Introducing Archbishop Sheen to a new generation, we hope to fill them with the same zeal for the Church that Archbishop Sheen created for all of us. Communication was his great strength and so too, it must be ours. Fundraising is an important process and necessary, to continue the work of the Foundation to bring the teachings and writings to all generations by the promotion of the Cause of his sainthood.  The Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Foundation needs the support of benefactors, donors, and the prayers of the faithful (like you) in order to accomplish this great work! 

The Archbishop Fulton John Sheen Foundation, Texas Chapter
P.O. Box 11810, Spring, TX 77391 • info@asheentx.com • The Sheen Foundation is a non-profit organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). Tax I.D. 37-1411870