Cardinal Bonzano lived in Chicago and made his ascension after his passing in 1927. He was a prelate of the Roman Catholic Church for many years. During his service as a priest, he saw the violet flame while in meditation. At a certain point in giving his devotions, the violet flame became a living part of him, day in and day out. Through the violet flame and his service, he was able to transmute enough of his karma to earn his ascension.