2 to 8 June 2013

The round up for 2 to 8 June 2013.

There are no beatifications scheduled for this week.

Sunday 2 June, the memory of the Servant of God Joseph Tien and his fourteen companions, the fifteen Martyrs of Laos.  This is of interest to the Breton as the Bishop of Nantes is overseeing the cause, as the Church in Laos really doesn’t have a lot of resources I imagine.  Also of interest, though, is the fact that among the fifteen are the Servants of God Jean-Baptiste Malo, Vincent L’Henoret and Joseph Boissel, all priests — the last two from the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate and the first from the Paris Foreign Missions Society — and all from Brittany.  All were martyred while bring Catholicism to Laos between 1954 and 1970.  The diocsean part of their cause has been completed.

Monday 3 June, in 1992 in San Pedro, California, the repose of the Servant of God Patrick Peyton.  Originally from Ireland, he was a priest with the Congregation of the Holy Cross.  He became well known in America and throughout the world for promoting the rosary, becoming informally known as the Rosary Priest.  The diocesean phase of his cause is completed.

Also Monday 3 June, the repose in 1548 in Mexico City of Juan de Zumarraga.  A Franciscan, he was the first Bishop — and later Archbishop — of Mexico, and also for a time titled Protector of the Indians.  His diocese extended into what is now the United States.  He is best known for being the Bishop to whom S Juan Diego reported his visions of Our Lady of Guadeloupe.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Tuesday 4 June, in 1696 in and around Jemez and San Cristobal, New Mexico, the martyrdom of the five martyrs of the Second Pueblo Revolt.  These were the Franciscan priests Francisco de Jesus Maria Casanas, Jose de Arbizu, Antonio de Carbonel, Francisco Corvera and Antonio Moreno.  This was a mild revolt, only affecting three Pueblos, and was the last major revolt in the area.  I am not aware of a cause for their canonizations.

Wednesday 5 June and Thursday 6 June, I have nothing.

Friday 7 June, in 1918 in Denver, the repose of Julia Greeley.  A Third Order Franciscan, she was born a slave before moving to Colorado and converting to Catholicism.  She is remembered in Denver for her holiness and there has been some talk of seeking her canonization, but so far as I know no steps have been officially taken.

Saturday 8 June, the death in 1960 in Naples, Italy, of the Servant of God Antonietta Giugliano. Born in New York, a nun and co-founder of the Little Servants of Christ the King, she was born to Italian immigrants who returned to Italy when she was six years old.  In Italy, with the assistance of the Servant of God Fr Sosio Del Prete, she founded the order for the service of the poor.  The diocesean phase of her cause is complete.

Also on Saturday 8 June, the memory of the martyrdom in 1736 on Massacre Island, Minnesota, of Jean Pierre Aulneau, protomartyr of Minnesota.  A Jesuit from the Vendee, he was martyred by a Sioux war party looking for Cree.  Even knowledge of the site had largely been lost until the late nineteenth century, when the site of the massacre was located and his relics reclaimed, though they were lost in a fire in the chapel in 1921.  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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