23 to 29 March 2014

The round-up for 23 to 29 March 2014.

Sunday 23 March, in 2003 in Iraq, the repose of Lori Ann Piestewa.  She was the first Native American woman killed in combat and the first woman to die in combat in the Iraq War.  I am not aware of a cause for her canonization.

Also 23 March, of interest to the Breton, the repose in 1689 of the Servant of God Catherine de Francheville.  Foundress of the Sisters of La Retraite, she was associated with the revival of religion in Brittany at that time.  Her cause has been open for over a century.

Also 23 March, of interest in Peru, the feast of S Turibius of Mongrovejo.

Monday 24 March, in 1994 in Miami, the repose of the Servant of God Juan Jose McKniff.  Originally from Pennsylvania, this Augustinian priest served most of his career in Latin America.  The diocesan phase of his cause closed in 2004.

Tuesday 25 March, in Mississippi in 1736, the repose of Antoine Senat and twenty companions, captured and killed by Chicksaws.  He was a Jesuit priest and their chaplain; they were French soldiers.  I am not aware of a cause for their canonization.

Also 25 March, in Mexico City in 1558, the repose of Marcos de Niza.  Originally from Nice, he was the first priest to penetrate into the American southwest.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Wednesday 26 March, in 1931 in Honolulu, the repose of Joseph Dutton.  A secular Franciscan from Vermont, after seeing combat in the War Between the States he turned to a life of repentance, joined the Catholic Church, and traveled to Hawaii to work with S Damien the Leper.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Thursday 27 March, I have nothing.

Friday 28 March, of interest to the Breton, the memorial of Bl Jeanne-Marie de Maille.  Not Breton herself, she is notable for having seen a vision of S Ivo Kermartin.  Her cult was confirmed in 1871.

Saturday 29 March, of interest to the Breton, the repose in 1945 of Armand Vallee.  A secular Breton priest, he was martyred in Mauthausen concentration camp.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

All the saints, orate pro nobis.

All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.

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