11 to 17 November

17 November, Argentina will see a beatification, that of Maria Crescencia. She was an early XXth century nun with the Sisters of Our Lady of the Garden.

For 11 and 12 November, I have nothing.

13 November, the feast of S Francesca Xavier Cabrini, foundress of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, minister to the poor of Chicago, and the first American citizen canonized.

Also 13 November, the death in 1971 in Bangladesh of the Servant of God William Evans. A priest with the Congregation of the Holy Cross from Massachusetts, he was in what is now Bangladesh and was then East Pakistan and a war zone. He is believed to have been bayoneted to death by the Pakistani military for his sympathies for the Bangladeshi rebels. His cause is in the very preliminary stages, if still active.

14 November, the death in 1832 in Baltimore of Charles Carroll, of the famous Carroll family. This Carroll was the only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence. So far as I know, there is no cause open for his canonization.

15 November, among the Breton, the memorial of Bl Marie of the Passion. Born in Nantes, she entered the Poor Clares, later founding in India the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary. She was beatified in 2002.

For 16 November I have nothing.

17 November, the death in 1862 in New Orleans of the Venerable Servant of God Henriette DeLille. A biracial woman herself, she was foundress of the Sisters of the Holy Family, an order for free women of color devoted to nursing care, orphan care, and teaching. Today the order has about two hundred members, and the diocese has sent a miracle on to the Vatican in hopes of her beatification.

All the saints, ora pro nobis.

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