30 March to 5 April 2014

The round up for 30 March to 5 April 2014.

There are no beatifications scheduled for this week.

Sunday 30 March, in 1957 in California, the repose of the Servant of God Cora Evans.  A married convert from the Mormons, she was known as a mystic.  Her cause is in the early stages, but is active.

Also 30 March, in 1990 in Mississippi, the repose of Thea Bowman.  A convert and a Franciscan sister, she is most known for helping make the African-American Catholic experience known within the Church.  Though I don’t know if her cause is officially opened, there is at least unofficial movement in that direction.

Monday 31 March, among the Orthodox, the repose of S Innocent of Alaska and Moscow.  He was a missionary across Siberia and Alaska from 1823 to 1868 and Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia from 1868 to 1879.

Also 31 March, of interest in Bolivia, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Vinzenz Fuhl.

Tuesday 1 April, of interest in Mexico, the martyrdom of Bb Anacleto Gonzalez Flores, Jorge Vargas Gonzalez, Ramon Vargas Gonzalez and Luis Padilla Gomez.

Wednesday 2 April, the feast of S Pedro Calungsod.  A layman from the Philippines, he was martyred on Guam, and is thus an American saint.  He was canonized in 2012.

Also 2 April, of interest in Venezuela, the memorial of Bl Laura Evangelista Alvarado Cardoza.

Thursday 3 April, in 1891, the repose of Catherine Seton.  A daughter of S Elizabeth Seton, she followed her mother into the Church and into the Sisters of Mary.  I am not aware of a cause for her canonization.

Also 3 April, of interest in Chile, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Dorotea Chopitea Villota de Serra.

Also 3 April, of interest in Mexico, the martyrdom of Bb Ezequiel Huerta Gutierrez and Salvador Huerta Gutierrez.

Friday 4 April, of interest to the Breton, in 1945 in Germany, the repose of Daniel Bonnin.  A secular priest born in Brittany, he was executed by the Nazis.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Saturday 5 April, in 1945 in the Philippines, the repose of Hyacinth Kunkel.  A Maryknoller from New York, she went missing during the Japanese occupation and is presumed to have been killed.

Also 5 April, of interest to the Breton, the feast of S Vincent Ferrer.  Born in Valencia, this great Dominican priest preached all around Western Europe, spending his last few years in Brittany.  He was canonized in 1455.

Also 5 April, of interest in Canada, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Rosalie Cadron-Jette.

Also 5 April, of interest in Argentina, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Saturnina Rodriguez de Zavalia.

Also 5 April, of interest in Brazil, the memorial of Bl Mariano de la Mata Aparicio.

S Pedro Calungsod, ora pro nobis.

S Vincent Ferrer, ora pro nobis.

All the saints, orate pro nobis.

All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.

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