A decade ago the cost of St Jose Maria Escriva's canonisation was estimated to be in the region of $150,000, plus a huge number of man hours preparing the rigorous documentation of the candidates life, writings and miracles every thing has to be checked and rechecked, scrutinised, criticised and defended. In the case of St Jose Maria there were countless interviews and personal reports to be examined. It is specialised work that needs training and expertise.
Someone posted a link to the site of the Dr Ambrosi's Legal Firm on an earlier story, it is an Italian legal firm that specialises in canonisations. Check it out
On October 1, 1971 within The Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Dr. Ambrosi began his then mandatory training in the Office of the General Promoter of Faith, widely known as the “advocatus diaboli”. Here his duties included preparing the animadversions super fama sanctitatis when the Cause was being introduced, super virtutibus during the phase of concession of the title of Venerable as well as the super miris which is the overview of the cause of beatification and canonization. The Promoter at that time, Father Rafael Perez, O.S.A., awarded him his decree of qualification on December 20, 1974.
For the first seven years he worked as a Procurator for the Lawyers Valente and Vitale then from November 22, 1978 and on as an attorney for The Congregation for the Causes of Saints. Before this role and then on after 1992, as a Postulator he has taken into jurisdiction and completed many Causes internationally ...