12 to 18 July 2015

The round up for the week of 12 to 18 July 2015.

There are no beatifications scheduled for this week.

Sunday 12 July, in 1989 in Kenya, the killing of Agnes Reinkemeyer.  A religious with the Franciscan Sisters of Mercy born in Missouri, she was killed by robbers as she prayed in the chapel in the mission where she had worked for the previous six years.  I am not aware of a cause for her canonization.

Also 12 July, of interest in Colombia, the memorial of the Blessed Mariano de Jesus Euse Hoyos.

Monday 13 July, in 1963 in Puerto Rico, the memorial of the Blessed Carlos Manuel Cecilio Rodriguez Santiago.  A layman, the only American layman to be beatified so far, he was a catechist recognized for his personal holiness and for his behavior in the face of the chronic illness that would eventually kill him.  Unusually, his cause was entirely lay-led, culminating in his beatification in 2001.

Also 13 July, the feast of S Henry.

Also 13 July, the repose of King Henry IX of England, the last Stuart claimant to the throne.  Unlike his brothers, Kings Charles III and James III, Henry did not militarily contest the throne.  Rather, he served as Cardinal Bishop, living out his life in Italy.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 13 July, of interest in Chile, the feast of S Juana Fernandez Solar.

Tuesday 14 July, the feast of S Kateri Tekakwitha.  (17 April in Canada.)  Known as the Lily of the Mohawks, this laywoman, born in New York, fled an abusive family and lived with the Jesuits in Quebec.  She was known for her personal holiness and revered from her death, but was only canonized in 2012.

Also 14 July, in 1913 in Dublin, the repose of John Bannon.  A Jesuit priest, born in Dublin, he came to America in the middle of the nineteenth century.  Seeing the way the poor Irish were being recruited — sometimes in Ireland herself — as cannon fodder for the Union army, he worked in opposition, going so far as to travel to Rome and seek the Pope’s support.  After the war he returned to Ireland.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 14 July, of interest to the Breton, in 1793 near Nantes the repose of Jacques Cathelineau.  The commander of the Vendeen resistance to the French Republic, he was captured and killed by the state.  He is popularly known as The Saint of Anjou and has been revered since his death, but his official cause for canonization was cut short when the building containing his records was bombed in 1944.

Also 14 July, of interest in Peru, the feast of S Francis Solanus.

Wednesday 15 July, in 1964 in Milwaukee, the repose of the Servant of God Mario Hiriart Pulido.  A layman from Chile, he was in Wisconsin seeking medical treatment and is more properly a prospective Chilean saint.  There he is known for his personal holiness and for his role in the early days of the Schonstatt movement in the Americas.  His positio was sent to Rome in 2012.

Thursday 16 July, of interest in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, and Puerto Rico, the feast of Mary under the title Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Friday 17 July, in 1781 in the Mission of Ss Pedro and Pablo, the killing of Juan Marcello Diaz and Jose Matias Moreno.  Franciscan priests, they were killed on the first day of a Yumas uprising.  I am not aware of a cause for their canonization.

Also 17 July, the execution of Tsar Nicholas II and his companions, including the Catholic Alexei Trupp.

Also 17 July, of interest in Brazil, the memorial of the Blessed Inacio de Azevedo and his 39 Jesuit Companions.

Saturday 18 July, I have nothing.

Mary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, ora pro nobis.

S Henry, ora pro nobis.

S Teresa of the Andes, ora pro nobis.

S Kateri Tekakwitha, ora pro nobis.

S Francis Solanus, ora pro nobis.

All the saints, orate pro nobis.

All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.

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5 to 11 July 2015

The round up for 5 to 11 July 2015.

There are no beatifications scheduled for this week.

Sunday 5 July, in 1868 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Rafael Cordero Molina.  A layman best known for his efforts to educate children regardless of wealth or race, he is respected by Church and secular sectors alike.  He was declared Venerable in 2013.

Also 5 July, in 1749 near Eagle Pass, Texas, the killing of Francisco Xavier Silva.  A Franciscan priest, he and the party he was accompanying had gone to get supplies when they were set upon by Apaches.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 5 July, in 1796, the repose of Daniel Carroll.  Of the famous Carrolls of Maryland, he was a signer of both the Constitution and the Articles of Confederation, one of only five people — and the only Catholic — to sign both.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 5 July, in 1896, the repose of Adele Brise.  From Belgium, after coming to America she was the visionary of the only Marian apparition in the United States recognized by the Church, that of Our Lady of Good Help.  Adele Brise went on to become a religious with the Sisters of Good Help.  I am not aware of a cause for her canonization.

Monday 6 July, of interest in Argentina and Bolivia, the memorial of the Blessed Nazaria Ignacia March Mesa.

Tuesday 7 July, in 1844 in Philadelphia, the killing of one or more unnamed members of the Hibernia Greens.  An Irish Catholic militia, they had been defending the church of S Philip Neri in the face of Nativist rallies.  After violence had broken out, they had been promised safe passage out of the church as secular authorities took over, but after leaving they were set upon by the mob and at least one was killed.  I am not aware of a cause for his or their canonization.

Also 7 July, in 1948, the repose of Rhoda Wise.  A convert, visionary and stigmatist, she is probably best known for her healing of Mother Angelica.  A cause for her canonization is in the early stages.

Also 7 July, of interest in Brazil, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Antonio Ferreira Vicoso.

Also 7 July, also of interest in Brazil, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Louise-Josephine Voiron.

Also 7 July, of interest in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, the memorial of the Blessed Maria Romero Meneses.

Also 7 July, of interest in Papua New Guinea, the memorial of the Blessed Peter ToRot.

Wednesday 8 July, I have nothing.

Thursday 9 July, in 1897 in Chicago, the repose of the Servant of God Augustine Tolton.  The first openly African-American priest in the United States, he is also associated with the formation of national parishes for African-Americans.  The diocesan phase of his cause was opened in 2011.

Also 9 July, in 1926 in Hawthorne, New York, the repose of the Servant of God Mother Mary Alphonsa.  Born Rose Hawthorne, daughter of Nathaniel Hawthorne, she and her husband both converted to the Faith.  After his death, she joined the Dominicans, founding the Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne, a group that still exists and focuses on serving the elderly.  The diocesan phase of her cause closed last year.

Also 9 July, of interest to the Breton, the feast of the Holy Martyrs of China, among whom are two Bretons, Ss Marie of Saint Natalie and Marie of Saint Just.  They were canonized in 2000.

Also 9 July, of interest in Argentina, the feast of Mary under the title Our Lady of Itati.

Also 9 July, of interest in Colombia, the commemoration of Mary under the title of the (unapproved) apparition Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquira.

Also 9 July, of interest in Brazil, the feast of S Amabile Visintainer.

Friday 10 July, of interest in Canada, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Antoine Kowalczyk.

Saturday 11 July, I have nothing.

Mary, Our Lady of Itati, ora pro nobis.

S Marie of Saint Natalie, ora pro nobis.

S Marie of Saint Just, ora pro nobis.

S Pauline of the Agonizing Heart of Jesus, ora pro nobis.

All the saints, orate pro nobis.

All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.

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28 June to 4 July 2015

The round up for 28 June to 4 July 2015.

There are no beatifications scheduled for this week.

Sunday 28 June, in 1633 in Arizona, the killing of Francisco Porras.  A Franciscan priest, he was poisoned by the indigenous religious authorities.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 28 June, of interest to the Breton, in 1944 in Paris, the killing of Corentin Cloarec.  A Franciscan priest from Brittany, he was involved in resistance to the Nazis from the very beginning of the war, until his assassination by the Gestapo in his friary in Paris.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Monday 29 June, of interest in Venezuela, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Jose Gregorjo Hernandez Cisneros.

Tuesday 30 June, in New York in 1853, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Pierre Toussaint.  A married layman originally from Haiti, he was born a slave but was eventually freed.  He learned a trade, using his income to help the poor as well as to remit other slaves, including his wife.  He was declared Venerable in 1996.

Also 30 June, though the date of her death is unknown, the memory of the repose of Juliette Toussaint.  Wife of Pierre Toussaint, she is remembered for her personal holiness and her cooperation with his charity.  I am not aware of a cause for her canonization.

Wednesday 1 July, the memorial in the United States of Blessed Junipero Serra.  (It is 28 August, the date of his death, outside the United States.)  A Franciscan priest from Majorca, he is remembered as one of the great missionaries of Hispanic America, establishing the California missions.  He will be canonized in September.

Also 1 July, of interest in Brazil, the memorial of the Blessed Assunta Marchetti.

Thursday 2 July, of interest to the Orthodox, the feast of S Juvenaly of Alaska, protomartyr of America, one of the first missionaries in Alaska.

Also 2 July, also of interest to the Orthodox, the death, glorification and main feast of S John Maximovitch of Shanghai and San Francisco, called the Wonderworker.

Friday 3 July, in 1959 in Uganda, the repose of the Servant of God Norbert.  A religious with the Brothers of the Sacred Heart born John McAuliffe in Manhattan, he served for many decades in Uganda.  His positio was presented to Rome in 1998.

Also 3 July, in 1613 in Maine, the killing of Gilbert du Thet.  A Jesuit brother, he and two priests were serving in the first Catholic mission in New England when they came under attack from British from Virginia.  He was killed and the priests were taken prisoner.  He would be remembered as the protomartyr of Maine if the raid wasn’t considered more political than religious and if not for the indications he materially aided in the defense of his mission, though he was the first Catholic religious violently killed in the northeast.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 3 July, the memory of the death in Virginia in 1697 of Christopher Plunkett.  I know he was a Capuchin priest from Ireland who had come to clandestinely serve the Catholic population in America, when he was caught and exiled to what he believed to be an island.  Otherwise, I know very little about him, including the exact date of his death in exile.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Saturday 4 July, in 1872 in San Francisco, the death of Francis Bassost.  A Capuchin priest from Spain, he was an elderly leader of the missions in Guatemala before the anti-clerical government that seized power there expelled all foreign priests.  He made it to America with his fellow exiles, but he died three days later from the stress of the expulsion.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

All the saints, orate pro nobis.

All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.

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21 to 27 June 2015

The round up for the week of 21 to 27 June 2015.

Saturday 27 June will see the canonizations of Louis and Marie Martin, Vincenzo Grossi, and Mary of the Immaculate Conception.

Sunday 21 June, in 1983 in Massachusetts, the repose of the Servant of God Joseph Muzquiz.  A priest from Spain, he is credited with bringing the Opus Dei movement to America.  The diocesan phase of his cause closed in 2014.

Also 21 June, in 1970 in Kentucky, the repose of Elias.  Born Charles Simpson, he was a Trappist brother.  Overshadowed by his more well-known contemporary Thomas Merton, he was remembered by his brothers for his holiness.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Monday 22 June and Tuesday 23 June, I have nothing.

Wednesday 24 June, of interest in Mexico, the feast of S Anastasia Guadaloupe Garcia Zavala.

Thursday 25 June, in 1975 in Honduras, the repose of the Servant of God Casimir.  Born Michael Cypher in Wisconsin, this Franciscan priest was killed by soldiers who were hunting another priest, becoming the first American priest killed by the right-wing forces in Central America.  His cause has been opened as a martyr.

Also 25 June, in 1894 near Howard, Pennsylvania, the repose of Bernard Lauth.  An Alsatian, he is credited with several patents for steel working inventions and owned a steel works in Centre County.  He also established S Bernard’s church and graveyard near Howard for his workers and his family.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 25 June, of interest in Mexico, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Moises Lira Serafin.

Also 25 June, also of interest in Mexico, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Pablo de Anda Padilla.

Friday 26 June, in 1839 in Indiana, the repose of the Servant of God Simon Brute.  Born in Brittany, he lived through the French Revolution and then went on to become a priest.  He agreed to come to America, where he would become the first Bishop of the current Diocese of Indianapolis.  His cause is still in the diocesan phase.

Also 26 June, in 1549 in Florida, the killing of Luis de Cancer de Barbastro, Diego de Tolosa, and Fuentes.  Dominicans (the first two priests and the last a brother) from Spain, they are the protomartyrs of Florida, having been killed by Native Americans soon after their arrival.  I am not aware of a cause for their canonization.

Also 26 June, of interest to the Breton, the memorial of the Blessed Therese-Madeline Fantou.  A Breton religious with the Daughters of Charity of S Vincent de Paul, she was martyred by the French Revolution in 1794 in Cambrai.  She and fourteen companions martyred in Cambrai were declared Blessed in 1920.

Saturday 27 June, in 1942 in the Pacific, the death of James Hennessey.  A missionary in the Solomon Islands, he was taken prisoner by the Japanese and died when the prison ship on which he was being transported was torpedoed by an American submarine.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 27 June, the anniversary of the lynching of Joseph Smith.

Also 27 June, of interest in Canada, the memorial of the Blesseds Vasyl Velychkowsky and Nykyta Budka.

Ss Louis and Marie Martin, orate pro nobis.

S Vincenzo Grossi, ora pro nobis.

S Mary of the Immaculate Conception, ora pro nobis.

S Mother Lupita, ora pro nobis.

All the saints, orate pro nobis.

All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.

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14 to 20 June 2015

The round up for 14 to 20 June 2015.

There are no beatifications scheduled for this week.

Sunday 14 June, in 1996 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, the killing of William Loperna Soto.  A Dominican priest born in Puerto Rico, he had worked for many years with the poor.  He was killed in a robbery gone bad.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 14 June, in 2005 in Harrisburg, the repose of James Hogan.  A secular priest from Philadelphia, he served as the sixth Bishop of Altoona-Johnstown from 1966 to 1986.  He attended all four sessions of Vatican II and was the first Bishop of Altoona-Johnstown to retire from that position.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 14 June, of interest in Brazil, the memorial of the Blessed Francesca de Paula de Jesus, called Nha Chica.

Monday 15 June, in 2002 in Ohio, the repose of the Servant of God Gwen Coniker.  A married laywoman, she co-founded the Apostalate for Family Consecration.  Her cause opened in 2007.

Also 15 June, in 2014 in South Africa, the killing of Mary Paul Tacke.  A religious with the Sisters of the Precious Blood, she had spent many years working in South Africa, largely with abandoned children.  She was killed in a carjacking.  I am not aware of interest in a cause for her canonization.

Also 15 June, of interest in Brazil, the memorial of the Blessed Albertina Berkenbrock.

Tuesday 16 June, I have nothing.

Wednesday 17 June, in 1886 in Paris, the repose of Mary Aloysia Hardey.  From Maryland, she became a religious with the Society of the Sacred Heart and is credited with founding the first houses of that Order in the United States, Canada and Cuba.  I am not aware of a cause for her canonization.

Thursday 18 June, in 1675 in Martinique, the repose of Joseph Anthony de la Riviere Poncet.  A Jesuit priest, he served on the New York-Quebec border where he, like the North American Martyrs, was captured and tortured by the Native Americans.  He was able to escape and got back to Europe.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 18 June, of interest in Ecuador, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Julio Maria Matovelle Maldonado.

Also 18 June, of interest in Canada, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Jeanne Mance.

Friday 19 June, I have nothing.

Saturday 20 June, in Minnesota in 2009, the repose of Tim Vakoc.  A priest and chaplain, he was serving with the American forces in Iraq when the vehicle in which he was traveling was hit by an IED.  He died some years afterward from trauma sustained in the incident, becoming the only chaplain to die as a result of combat since Vietnam.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 20 June, of interest to the Breton, the execution in Paris in 1974 of the Servant of God Therese Guillaudeu du Plessis veuve des Bassablons.  A widow and a religious with the Society of the Daughters of the Heart of Mary, she was killed by the Revolutionary Tribunal during the aftermath of the French Revolution.  Her cause, with thirty-seven other proposed martyrs, completed its diocesan phase in 1924.

All the saints, orate pro nobis.

All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.

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7 to 13 June 2015

The round up for 7 to 13 June 2015.

There are no beatifications scheduled for this week.

Sunday 7 June, in 1918 in Denver, the repose of the Servant of God Julia Greeley.  Born a slave in the antebellum South, she came north after the war, converted to the Faith, and became known for her piety and generosity.  Her cause has been very recently opened.

Also 7 June, of interest to the Orthodox, the Synaxis of the Saints of North America (Ss Herman, Juvenal, Peter, Innocent, Jacob, Alexis, Tikhon, Raphael, John Kochurov, and Alexander Hotovitzky.)

Monday 8 June, in 1960 in Naples, the repose of the Servant of God Antonietta Giugliano.  Though she was born in New York City, she spent the majority of her life in Italy.  She is best known for cofounding the Little Servants of Christ the King.  The diocesan phase of her cause closed in 2013.

Tuesday 9 June, in 1959 in Illinois, the repose of Mary Mediatrix.  Born Frances Hennessey, she was a religious with the Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary and a reputed mystic.  I am not aware of a cause for her canonization, though some support for it exists.

Also 9 June, of interest to the Breton, in 1794 in Paris the killing of the Servant of God Francois-Geroges Cormaux.  A secular priest from Brittany, he was executed by the Revolutionary Tribunal.  The diocesan phase of his martyrdom cause, with thirty-seven others, closed in 1924.

Also 9 June, also of interest to the Breton, in 1950 in Nantes the repose of Gabrielle Bossis.  A Breton laywoman and mystic, no cause has been officially opened, but there is interest in doing so.

Also 9 June, of interest in Brazil, the feast of S Jose de Anchieta.

Wednesday 10 June, in Altoona in 1957, the repose of Richard Guilfoyle.  He was the third Bishop of Altoona, serving from 1936 to 1957.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 10 June, in 2002 in Conception, Missouri, the killing of Damien Larson and Philip Shuster.  Benedictines — the first a brother and the second a priest — they were shot when a man, for reasons still unknown, entered their abbey and began firing.  I am not aware of a cause for their canonization.

Also 10 June, of interest to Monarchists, White Rose Day, celebrating the birth of King James III and the royalist cause.

Thursday 11 June, in 2014 in Phoenix, the killing of Kenneth Walker.  A priest with the FSSP, he was shot in an alleged robbery gone bad.  I am not aware of an interest in his canonization.

Also 11 June, of interest in Mexico, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Maria Tomelin del Campo.

Friday 12 June, of interest to the Orthodox, the repose in Boston in 1995 of Gerasimos (Papadopoulos) of Abydos.  Served the Greek Orthodox Church in America from 1952 to 1995.  Under consideration for glorification.

Saturday 13 June, I have nothing.

S Jose de Anchieta, ora pro nobis.

All the saints, orate pro nobis.

All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.

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31 May to 6 June 2015

The round up for 31 May to 6 June 2015.

On Sunday 31 May, in France, will be beatified Louis-Edouard Cestac.  He was a French priest and co-founded the Servants of Mary.

Sunday 31 May, in 1915 in Turkey, the repose of the Servant of God Marie de Mandat-Grancey.  A French religious with the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul, she was also a visionary who found Mary’s house at Ephesus.  American devotion to her cause led to the Diocese of Kansas City-Saint Joseph handling the diocesan phase of her cause, which closed in 2014.

Also 31 May, of interest to the Breton, in 1970 in Cambodia, the killing of the Servant of God Noel Grannec.  A Breton priest with the Paris Foreign Mission Society, he is one of a couple of Bretons in the recently opened collective cause for martyrdom in Cambodia.

Monday 1 June, in 1706 in Detroit, the killing of Constantin Delhalle.  A Franciscan Recollect priest, he was shot while trying to negotiate peace between warring tribes of Native Americans.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 1 June, in 1972, the repose of Paul Francis Leibold.  Archbishop of Cincinnati, he was advisor to the reputed seer Sister Neuzil.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Tuesday 2 June, of interest to the Breton, in 1954 in Laos, the killing of the Blesseds Joseph Tien, Jean-Baptiste Malo, Rene Bubroux, Louis Leroy, Michel Coquelet, Vincent L’Henoret, Noel Tenaud, Joseph Outhay Phangphumi, Marcel Denis, Jean Wauthier, Lucien Galan, Thomas Khampheuane Inthirath, Joseph Boissel, Luc Sy, and Maisam Pho Inpenu.  Of these, three were Bretons, viz. Jean-Baptiste Malo, Vincent L’Henoret, and Joseph Boissel.  Also, the Diocese of Nantes oversaw the cause for their martyrdom, which was concluded this month.

Wednesday 3 June, in 1992 in San Pedro, California, the repose of the Servant of God Patrick Peyton.  An Irish priest with the Congregation of the Holy Cross, he is best known for his promotion of the devotion of the rosary.  The diocesan phase of his cause closed in 2012.

Also 3 June, in 1548 in Mexico City, the repose of Juan de Zumarraga.  A Franciscan priest from Spain, he was the first Bishop and Archbishop of Mexico, Protector of the Indians, and the first Bishop of the American Southwest.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 3 June, of interest in Canada, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Vital-Justin Grandin.

Thursday 4 June, in 1957 in Rome, the repose of the Blessed Mary Elizabeth Hesselblad.  Born in Sweden, she was a religious who founded the Bridgettine Sisters.  Most of her religious work was done in Europe and she is not considered an American beata, but it is worth noting she converted to the Faith while she was living and working in the United States.  She was beatified in 2000.

Also 4 June, in 1696 in New Mexico, the Second Pueblo Revolt, including the killings of Francisco de Jesus Maria Casanas, Jose de Arbizu, Antonio de Carbonel, Francisco Corvera, and Antonio Moreno, Franciscan priests.  I am not aware of a cause for their canonization.

Also 4 June, of interest in Bolivia, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Paul Emilian Reynaud.  (The title seems to be popular, not official.)

Friday 5 June, I have nothing.

Saturday 6 June, in 1977 in Arnaudville, Lousiana, the repose of the Servant of God Auguste Pelafigue.  A layman from France, the memory of his personal holiness is such that a cause for his canonization has been recently, of as yet unofficially, opened.

Also 6 June, in 1736 on Massacre Island between Minnesota and Ontario, the killing of Jean Pierre Aulneau.  A French Jesuit, protomartyr of Minnesota, he was caught up in a massacre of Frenchmen by British-allied Native Americans.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

All the saints, orate pro nobis.

All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.

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