13 to 19 October 2013

The round up for 13 to 19 October.

Sunday 13 October will see the mass beatification of some 522 martyrs of the Spanish Civil War, beatified in 33 causes over the past several years.  They are mostly Spanish, but also include people from France, Portugal, Cuba and the Philippines.  They will join the roughly one thousand Spanish martyrs so far beatified.

Saturday 19 October will see the beatification of the Venerable Servant of God Sandor Istvan.  A Hungarian brother with the Salesians, he worked primarily in education until the Communists forcibly dissolved the Orders in 1950.  He worked at a regular job, but was  also part of the underground church, continuing his Order activities clandestinely.  He was one of a group arrested and charged with undemocratic activities, three of whom would be hanged with him in 1953.  He is being beatified as a martyr.

Sunday 13 October, I have nothing.

Monday 14 October, of interest to the Breton, the repose in 1866 in Saint-Malo, of the Venerable Servant of God Marie-Amelie Fristel.  A Breton nun, she founded the Sisters of the Holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary of Saint-Malo.  She was declared Venerable in 1976.

Tuesday 15 October, in 1820 in Saint Louis, the repose of the Servant of God Felice de Andreis.  A priest with the Vincentians (the ones also called the Lazarists), he was their first Superior in the United States and is recognized for his missionary work.  His cause was opened in 1918 but has not progressed very quickly.

Wednesday 16 October, Thursday 17 October, and Friday 18 October, I have nothing.

Saturday 19 October, the feast of the North American Martyrs, of whom the American-associated ones are Isaac Jogues, Jean de la Lande, and Rene Goupil.  All three worked with the Native Americans in the area of upstate New York.  The first was a Jesuit priest and the others Jesuit donnés.  They were canonized in 1930.

Also 19 October, the memory of the martyrdom of the Servant of God Pasztor Ferenc and his 17 companions of the Diocese of Mukachevo of the Latins, a Latin Rite diocese in Ukraine.  Among these people martyred by the Communists in Ukraine is the Servant of God Erno Tindira, a priest born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, but serving in his ancestral homeland when he died in 1972.  This collective cause was opened in 2006 and is still in the diocesan phase.

S Issac Jogues, ora pro nobis.

S Jean de la Lande, ora pro nobis.

S Rene Goupil, ora pro nobis.

All the saints, orate pro nobis.

All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.

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