The round up for 13 to 19 April 2014.
There are no beatifications scheduled for this week.
Sunday 13 April, I have nothing.
Monday 14 April, in 1936 in Maryknoll, New York, the repose of the Servant of God James Anthony Walsh. He was a priest and co-founder of the Maryknollers. His cause was officially opened in 2011.
Also 14 April, in 2007, the repose of Audrey Marie Santo, popularly known as Little Audrey. She was, controversially, known as a victim soul in life and some movement has gone into opening her cause for beatification. I am not aware of an official opening of her cause, however.
Also 14 April, in 2006 in Buffalo, the repose of Karen Klimczak. A religious with the Sisters of Saint Joseph, she worked especially with those who had recently been released from prison. She was murdered by one of the people she was serving. I am not aware of a cause for her canonization.
Tuesday 15 April, in Leon, Spain, in 1893, the repose of the Servant of God Maria Adelaida of Saint Teresa. Born in New York City, she was a Discalced Carmelite, known both for personal holiness and administrative ability, having led her Carmel in Spain for some time before her death. Her cause was opened long ago; I don’t know how active it is at the moment.
Wednesday 16 April, in Puerto Rico in 1966, the repose of the Servant of God Ninfas Victorino. Originally from France, this De La Salle brother taught for many years in Puerto Rico where he was known for his personal holiness. The diocesan phase of his cause was completed in 2003.
Also 16 April, of interest to the Breton, the feast of S Padarn. Born in Britain, probably in Wales, he would become the first Bishop of Vannes and one of the Seven Founders of Breton Catholicism. I am not aware of his cult ever being confirmed by Rome.
Thursday 17 April, in Illinois in 1940, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Maria Kaupas. From Lithuania, she founded the Sisters of Saint Casimir, an Order devoted to serving the immigrant community here in America. She was declared Venerable in 2010.
Also 17 April, of interest in Canada, the feast there of S Kateri Tekakwitha.
Friday 18 April, in England in 1879, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Cornelia Connelly. A convert, wife, mother, nun and foundress, she lived many lives and experienced much suffering between her birth in Philadelphia and her death seventy years later. She was declared Venerable in 1992.
Also 18 April, in 1721 in Rockdale, Texas, the repose of Jose Pita. A Franciscan brother, he and a companion were killed by Apaches. Whether he was, strictly speaking, a martyr is not clear. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Saturday 19 April, in 1542 in New Mexico, the memory of the repose of Luis Descalona de Ubeda. (He is sometimes mistakenly listed as two different people, and probably actually died later in the year.) He was a Franciscan brother. One of the protomartyrs of New Mexico, he accompanied Juan de Padilla to that area before setting off on his own near the pueblo of Pecos. He is believed to have been martyred at the instigation of the local religious authorities. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
S Padern of Vannes, ora pro nobis.
S Kateri Tekakwitha, ora pro nobis.
All the saints, orate pro nobis.
All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.