The round-up for 9 to 15 February 2014.
There are no beatifications scheduled for this week.
Sunday 9 February, in 1571 in Virginia, the repose of the Servants of God Juan Bautista de Segura, Luis de Quiros, Gabriel de Solis, Juan Bautista Mendez, Gabriel Gomez, Sancho Zeballos, Pedro Mingot Linares and Cristobal Redondo. Protomartyrs of Virginia, these were Jesuit priests and novices ministering in the farthest north of the Spanish region. Their cause was opened in 2002.
Also 9 February, of interest in Ecuador, the feast of S Francisco Luis Febres Cordero Munoz.
Monday 10 February, in 1976 in Arizona, the repose of the Servant of God Paul Michael Murphy. A layman with the Miles Jesu movement, his cause has been open since 2006.
Also 10 February, of interest to the Breton, in 1943 in Cologne, the repose of Clair-Marie LeGeay. A religious with the Brothers of Christian Instruction of Ploermel, he died under the Nazis for opposition to the regime. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Also 10 February, of interest in Mexico, the memorial of the martyrdom of Bl Jose Sanchez del Rio.
Tuesday 11 February, in Jalisco in 1937, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Maria Luisa Josefa of the Blessed Sacrament. A widow and Carmelite sister and foundress, she is properly speaking a Mexican beata, but she was active in the Los Angeles area during the persecution in Mexico, thus fairly an American one as well. She was declared Venerable in 2000.
Wednesday 12 February, in 2005 in Brazil, the repose of Dorothy Stang. A religious from Dayton, Ohio, with the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, she is thought to have been martyred for her defense of the poor and the environment, though I am not aware of an official cause for her canonization.
Also 12 February, in 1850 in Kentucky, the repose of Benedict Joseph Flaget. A Sulpician Bishop, first (and third) Bishop of Bardstown, today Louisville, he was admired for his holiness and his indefatigable church-building. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Also 12 February, the repose of Laure-Therese, fourth sovereign of Araucania and Patagonia. I am not aware of a cause for her canonization.
Thursday 13 February, in 1982 in Guatemala, the repose of the Servant of God Hermano Santiago, born James Alfred Miller. A religious with the De La Salle brothers, he was ministering in Guatemala when he was murdered probably on orders of the military government, though if he was a specific target is uncertain. The diocesan phase of his cause was completed in 2010.
Also 13 February, in 1888 in New Mexico, the repose of Jean-Baptiste Lamy. From France, he was the first Archbishop of Santa Fe, engaging in near-superhuman work reestablishing a church following the neglect and animosity of the former authorities in Mexico City. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Friday 14 and Saturday 15 February, I have nothing.
S Miguel Febres Cordero, ora pro nobis.
All the saints, orate pro nobis.
All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.