The round up for 27 October to 2 November 2013.
There are no beatifications scheduled for this week.
Sunday 27 October and Monday 28 October, I have nothing.
Tuesday 29 October, in the Bronx in 1945, the claimed apparition of the Blessed Virgin under the title Our Lady of the Universe. The apparition is not supported or opposed by the Church.
Wednesday 30 October, the memorial of Bl Maria-Teresa of Saint Joseph, born Anna Maria Tausher. Born in Germany and dying in the Netherlands, she founded the Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus and spent some time here in the United States establishing houses. She was beatified in 2006.
Also 30 October, of interest to the Breton, the death in 1913 in Canada’s Northwest Territories of Guillaume le Roux. A Missionary Oblate of Mary Immaculate, he was born in Finistere and was a missionary in Canada where, at the age of 29, he was beaten, stabbed, shot and partially eaten alongside another French Oblate. Their killer was the first Inuit ever found guilty of murder by a Canadian court. I am not aware of a cause for their canonization.
Also 30 October, of interest to the Orthodox, the feast in Serbia of S Varnava Nastic. He was born in Indiana but moved back to his family’s native Serbia as a child, where he would be a priest, Bishop of Hvasno, and martyred by the Bolsheviks. He was glorified in 2005, and his feast might actually be 12 November.
Thursday 31 October, also of interest to the Orthodox, the repose and feast of S John Kochurov. He was a missionary in America — and served many other places — before he returned to Russia where he would become, in 1917, the first priest-martyr (the protoheiromartyr) of the Bolshevik yoke. He was glorified in 1994.
Friday 1 November, in 1982 in Rochester, Minnesota, the repose of the Servant of God Vincent McCauley. A religious with the Congregation of the Holy Cross, he was the first Bishop of Fort Portal, Uganda. His cause has only been open for a few years.
Also 1 November, in 2009 in Navajo, New Mexico, the death of Marguerite Bartz. A nun with the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament from Wisconsin, she was ministering to the Native Americans when she was murdered in a burglary gone bad. I am not aware of a cause for her canonization.
Also 1 November, the death in 1924 in Los Angeles of Medardo Brualla. A Redemptorist priest, he went into and out of the quarantine area ministering to the sick people in what was to become known as the last major Black Death outbreak in the United States, until dying from pneumatic plague himself. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Also 1 November, the repose of Antoine II, third King of Aracaunia and Patagonia. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Saturday 2 November, in 1887 in Mount Hope, Maryland, the repose of Johannes Bapst. While he survived the ordeal, this Swiss Jesuit priest had, in 1854, run afoul of anti-Catholic bigotry among the Know Nothings, who attacked him, tarred and feathered him, and rode him out of their Maine town on a rail. He continued to serve in Maine, from 1848 to 1859 in total, the last three years founding the first Catholic church in Bangor, Maine. The rest of his life was spent in service to the Church and Order through the Northeast and in Canada. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Also 2 November, in 1922 in New York, the repose of Mary Walsh. A Third Order Dominican and laywoman, she founded the Dominican Sisters for the Sick Poor, ministering to the destitute in early twentieth century New York City. There was some interest in a cause for her canonization around the time of her death but I’m not aware of an official cause being opened.
Also 2 November, in 1996 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the repose of J. Carroll McCormick. The fifth Bishop of Altoona-Johnstown, he served from 1960 to 1966.
Also 2 November, of interest to the Orthodox, the feast among the Antiochian Orthodox of S Raphael of Brooklyn. Born in Lebanon, he was one of the most significant forces in establishing Orthodoxy in America. He studied in Turkey and Kiev and was sent to America to minister to the Orthodox community by the Tsar. In 1904 he was consecrated Bishop of Brooklyn, the first Orthodox consecration in America. He was glorified in 2000.
All the saints, orate pro nobis.
All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.