How you can help

"We recognise our inadequacy
and offer it back to God
so that He can work through us."

If Brother Michael’s life inspires you, there are three ways you can help the Cause for his canonisation:

Your testimonials

Although his ‘Cause’ can only be formally launched in 2025, five years after his death, we are looking for material that might support our claim that Brother Michael is indeed a candidate for sainthood.  Already we have an ever-expanding archive of his writings, prayers, spiritual reflections and interviews, both written and online, as well as his biography, a new book on his life and spirituality and some artefacts connected with him.   

So we want to add to the archive a body of evidence that speaks of Michael’s saintliness.  We seek testimonials from all those who feel their lives have been influenced by his life, even if they never met him. We welcome signed, written statements that would help to: 

The attributes of heroic virtue and holiness are crucial: we will need witness that Michael’s reputation has led people to pray to him privately and that they have benefited from his intercession.  

We hope to gather information – in the UK and abroad - from all areas and periods of Michael’s life. The intention is to catalogue evidence so that it can be presented in a coherent way,  but it will remain private and will not be published without your consent. Any testimonial will be held confidentially and only disclosed to the Cause’s postulator and his/her assistants. 

For more guidance about how you might write a testimonial, scroll to ‘Writing a Statement’ at the bottom of this page. For inspiration, do read ‘Who are you looking for? – an introduction to the life and spirituality of Michael Strode’, by John Wolff. 

Your prayers

Do please pray for the success of our mission. Our campaign prayer speaks of Brother Michael’s spirituality. And, although public veneration is not yet allowed, we can all pray that he may intercede  for our own intentions.

The costs

All the costs of the Cause – including those of the Congregation in Rome - must be met by its promoters.  This includes copying and archiving costs, travel for researchers and the expenses of the Postulator, over a period of (perhaps) decades and covering his travel and hotel costs in two or more countries.  If you feel able to make a contribution, please email     Anything you can spare will be acknowledged and very much appreciated.

Your support

If you are interested in supporting the Cause in any way, or have any ideas on how the CBMC might promote it, please contact the Secretary at CBMC at Oakfield Park, 32 Bilton Road, Rugby CV22 7HQ or

Testimonial flyer Final AF1 (1).pdf

Writing a statement

The following document is intended as a guide only, but may provide a useful prompt when writing your own testimonial in support of the cause. Clicking on click on the icon in the top right hand corner will take you to a printable version.

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Testimonial Witness Attestation Sheet

After you have written your testimonial, please print the following and attach it to the back.


“The number of people whose lives Michael has influenced directly or indirectly is vast, and known only to the good Lord.” 

(funeral eulogy by Michael’s brother, Peter Strode)