17 to 23 November

My round up for the week of 17 to 23 November.

There are no beatifications scheduled this week.

Sunday 17 November, in 1862 in New Orleans, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Henriette De Lille.  Of a prominent biracial family, she could have had a profitable life in the world.  She opted for the religious life, however, founding the Sisters of the Holy Family of New Orleans.  She is the only African-American woman Venerable.  She was declared Venerable in 2010, and the ordinary inquiry for her beatification miracle has already closed, but Rome has sent it back for more investigation.

Also 17 November, primarily of interest to Brazil and Paraguay, the feast of Ss Roque Gonzalez de Santa Cruz, Alonso Rodriguez Obnel and Juan del Castillo Rodriguez.

Also 17 November, in England the anniversary of the execution of Good Queen Mary, who repealed Henry VIII’s Act of Supremacy and attempted to return Britain to Catholicism.  I am not aware of a cause for her canonization.

Monday 18 November, the feast of S Rose Philippine Duchesne.  A Frenchwoman, she belonged to the Society of the Sacred Heart and established that order in the United States.  She was canonized in 1988.

Tuesday 19 November, in 1964 in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the death of Marie Antoinette Donniacuo.  A member of the Daughters of Wisdom from New York, I don’t know exactly the circumstances of her death, just that she died violently while serving in the mission.  I am not aware of a cause for her canonization.

Also 19 November, in 1967 in Vietnam, the death of Charles J. Watters.  A chaplain from New Jersey and Medal of Honor winner, he was killed in action.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Tuesday 20 November, in 1976 in Guatemala, the death of William Woods.  A Maryknoller priest from Texas, he was the first of a string of American priests to die violently in that country in the course of the seventies and eighties.  He died in a suspicious plane crash.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Wednesday 21 November, of primary importance to Mexico, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Julia Navarrete Guerro.

Thursday 22 November, in Santa Clara, California, in 1830, the repose of the Servant of God Magin Catala.  A Franciscan missionary priest of great piety, he is said to have been thought a saint immediately on his death.  His cause was sent to Rome over a century ago; I don’t know why there was never a ruling.

Also 22 November, of course, the repose of John Kennedy, the only Catholic president of the United States.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Friday 23 November, in 1933, the repose of Thomas Augustine Judge.  A Vincentian priest and the founder of the Missionary Servants of the Blessed Trinity, he may have had a cause open at one point.  If so, I am not aware that it has continued.

Also 23 November, primarily of interest to the Breton, the feast of S Columbanus of Bobbio.  An Irish missionary most associated with Burgundy, he did land at Carnac.

Also 23 November, of interest primarily to Mexico, the martyrdom of Bl Miguel Pro.

S Roque Gonzalez de Santa Cruz, ora pro nobis.

S Alonso Rodriguez Obnel, ora pro nobis.

S Juan del Castillo Rodriguez, ora pro nobis.

S Rose Duchesne, ora pro nobis.

S Columbanus of Bobbio, ora pro nobis.

All the saints, orate pro nobis.

All the martyrs, orate pro nobil.

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