The round-up for 16 to 22 March 2014.
There are no beatifications scheduled for this week.
Sunday 16 March, in 1992 in Manila, the repose of the Servant of God Aloysius Schwartz. A priest from Washington, D.C., he spent most of his career in the Philippines. His cause was submitted to Rome in 2012.
Also 16 March, in 1758 in Texas, the martyrdom of Alonso Giraldo de Terreros and Jose Santiesteban Aberin. Franciscan priests from Spain, they were killed when their mission was attacked by Apaches. I am not aware of a cause for their canonizations.
Also 16 March, of interest to the Breton, in 1976, the repose of Gildas Pierre, a priest with the Congregation of the Holy Spirit killed in Gabon. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Also 16 March, the repose of Achille I, second king of Araucania and Patagonia. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Monday 17 March, of interest in Brazil, the memorial of Bl Maria Barbara Maix.
Tuesday 18 March, in 1964 in Massachusettes, the repose of Joseph Timothy O’Callahan. A Jesuit priest, he was a chaplain during World War II and was awarded the Medal of Honor. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Wednesday 19 March, of interest to the Breton, the memorial of Bl Marcel Callo. A layman with the Young Christian Workers, he was martyred in the Mauthausen concentration camp. He was beatified in 1987.
Thursday 20 March, in 1730 in Illinois, the repose of Gaston. A priest and missionary, the details of his death are, like his last name, lost to history. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Also 20 March, of interest in Mexico, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Librada Orozco Santa Cruz.
Friday 21 March, in Washington, D.C., in 1960, the repose of Howard Carroll. From Pittsburgh, he was the fourth Bishop of Altoona-Johnstown. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Also 21 March, of interest in Mexico, the memorial of Bl Miguel Gomez Loza.
Saturday 22 March, of interest to the Breton, the repose of in 1693 of Vincent Huby. A Jesuit priest, he is associated with the religious reawakening in Brittany of that time. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
All the saints, orate pro nobis.
All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.