The round up from 23 February to 1 March 2014.
There are no beatifications scheduled for this week.
Sunday 23 February, in 1864 in Wisconsin, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Samuel Charles Mazzuchelli. A Dominican from a high ranking family in Milan, though he could have done anything he chose to do, chose to go to the then-wilderness of America as a missionary. He is remembered as a holy man and church builder. He was declared Venerable in 1993.
Also 23 February, in 1908 in Denver, the martyrdom of Leo Heinrichs. A Franciscan priest from Germany, he was shot while distributing Communion, his last act being to try to save the Holy Species. His death was recognized as a martyrdom immediately and the effort to pursue his canonization begun soon afterward.
Monday 24 February, in 1987 in Buffalo, New York, the murder of A. Joseph Bissonette. A secular priest, he was killed in what is thought to have been a robbery gone bad. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Tuesday 25 February, of interest in Argentina, the memorial of Bl Maria Ludovica de Angelis.
Also 25 February, of interest in the Dominican Republic, the memorial of Bl Ciriaco Maria Sancha Hervas.
Also 25 February, of interest in Mexico, the memorial of Bl Sebastian de Aparicio Prado.
Wednesday 26 February, in 1882 in South Carolina, the repose of Patrick Neeson Lynch. From Ireland, he was Bishop of Charleston and, during the War Between the States, served as the representative from the CSA to the Vatican. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Also 26 February, in 1968 in Vietnam, the repose of Robert B. Brett. A Marist priest from Pennsylvania, he is the last Catholic chaplain so far to be killed in action. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Thursday 27 February, in 1853 in Florida, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Felix Varela. From Cuba, he was a priest, educator, and activist for Cuban independence. He was declared Venerable in 2012.
Also 27 February, in 1632 in Arizona, the repose of Martin de Arvide. A Franciscan priest, he is the protomartyr of Arizona. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Also 27 February, among the OCA, the feast of S Raphael of Brooklyn.
Also 27 February, of interest in Colombia, Ecuador and perhaps Panama, the memorial of Bl Karolina Brader Zahner.
Friday 28 February, in 1972 in Saigon, the repose of the Servant of God William Gagnon. Born in New Hampshire, he spent more of his youth in Canada. His later life was spent with the Hospitaller Brothers of Saint John of God in Vietnam. Rome has had his cause since 2008.
Saturday 1 March, the feast of S David, mainly of Scotland but who traveled also in Brittany. His cult was confirmed in 1120.
Also 1 March, though technically 29 February, of interest in Mexico, the memorial of Bl Luis Magana Servin.
S David, ora pro nobis.
All the saints, orate pro nobis.
All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.