The round up for 12 to 18 January 2014.
There are no beatifications scheduled for this week.
Sunday 12 January, of interest in Canada, the feast of S Marguerite Bourgeoys.
Monday 13 January, in 2005 in Kenya, the death of Thomas Richard Heath. A Dominican priest, he was killed when bandits attacked the school compound where he lived and worked. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Tuesday 14 January, of interest in Suriname, the feast of Bl Petrus Donders.
Wednesday 15 January, at Fort St Louis in Texas in 1689, the deaths of Zenobe Membre, Maxim le Clercq and the Abbe Chefdeville. All priests, the first two Franciscan and the last Sulpician, they were all killed in a raid by Native Americans on the French settlement. I am not aware of a cause for their canonization.
Also 15 January, in East Texas in 1726, the report of the death of Luis Montes de Oca. A Franciscan brother, he is believed to have died in a grass fire deliberately set to trap him while he was on the way to get supplies for the missions. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Also 15 January, of interest to the Breton, the death of Michel Allard. A Jesuit priest best known for his writings on Christian-Muslim relations, he died in Beirut in 1976 during the war. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Also 15 January, also of interest to the Breton, the death in Chad in 1997 of Christine d’Herouville. From Nantes, she was a sister with the Xavieres, killed by one of the workers at their compound. I am not aware of a cause for her canonization.
Thursday 16 January, in 1993 in Puerto Rico, the repose of the Servant of God Dominga Guzman Florit. A sister, she was the foundress of the Dominican Sisters of Fatima. Her cause has been open since 2001.
Also 16 January, in 1964 in Bangladesh, the death of Richard James Novak. A Holy Cross priest from Pennsylvania, he was killed during the intercommunal violence of the Pakistani Civil War. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Friday 17 January, of interest in Cuba, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Isabel Larranaga Ramirez.
Also 17 January, of interest in Cuba, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Maria Antonia of Saint Peter.
Saturday 18 January, in Atlanta in 1959, the repose of Loretta Dorothy. Born Mary Ann Long, she was a child living with cancer in a hospital run by Dominicans of the Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne. Despite her young age, she was permitted to enter the order shortly before her death. I am not aware of a cause for her canonization.
Also 18 January, in 1945, the death of William Cummings. A Maryknoll priest and a chaplain, he died in a Japanese prison camp after being captured with his men. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
S Marguerite Bourgeoys, ora pro nobis.
All the saints, orate pro nobis.
All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.