Cause for the Beatification of

Irene Mary Taylor


The Cause for the Beatification of Irene Mary Taylor was officially launched on 16th October 2020, the fifth anniversary of Irene Mary's death. This launch is the official commencement of the campaign for the recognised of Irene Mary, grandmother of Cometan in the Roman Catholic Church.



Irene Mary Taylor (née Hardacre; born March 7, 1932 - October 16, 2015) was an English Traditionalist Roman Catholic, a catechist, and a Marian devotee best remembered today as the paternal grandmother of the philosopher and religious scholar, Cometan. Irene Mary lived a life that was unquestionably dedicated to the Church and her Catholic faith and it is the central premise of the Beatification Cause to achieve her recognition in the Roman Catholic Church.

When not taking care of her children and grandchildren, Irene would spend her days and nights devoting herself to the Virgin Mary and a particular group of Catholic saints. However, it is Irene Mary's unwavering commitment to the Catholic Latin Rite and her exceptional spiritual insight and opinion that form the foundations of her venerability and her subsequent beatificity.

Since having the initial idea to begin the Cause for his grandmother's recognition in January 2020, Cometan has sought to understand why, by what rationale, and how might his grandmother have been worthy of recognition. Upon the launch of the Cause for Beatification on the fifth anniversary of Irene's death, Cometan has and continues to formulate a clear and structured justification for his grandmother's recognition in the Church. 

This Beatification Cause is not only based on a distinct and worthy individual's life story, but also on an unfettered love between a grandson and grandmother. This unbreakable bond of blood relation is driving the Cause for Irene Mary's beatification forward at a rate that is rare for other laypersons in Church history.

See below the Official Depiction of Irene Mary and her grandson Cometan commissioned for the launch of the Beatification Cause. This unique work was illustrated by artist David Young.

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The cause for the beatification of Irene Mary Taylor in the Roman Catholic Church is wholly supported by the Astronist Institution in alignment with Cometan's wishes concerning his grandmother's posthumous recognition in the church of her faith.

Official Website of the Cause for Beatification


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Exegetical book to be published in 2021


The Irene Mary Collection

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Beatification Story of Irene Mary Taylor

Irene Mary's Beatification Story is coming in 2021