6 to 12 April 2014

The round up for 6 to 12 April 2014.

There are no beatifications scheduled for this week.

Sunday 6 April, in Los Angeles in 1981, the repose of the Servant of God Aloysius Ellacuria.  A Basque Claretian priest and founder of the Missionaries of Perpetual Adoration, he is known as a wonderworker.  His cause has been unofficially open for some time, but it is struggling with financing.

Monday 7 April, in New York (I think) in 1940, the repose of the Servant of God Bernard Quinn.  A secular priest, originally from New Jersey, he is known for his work with the people of New York, especially the African Americans.  Persecution was real in those days; his orphanage for African American children on Long Island was burned twice by the KKK.  His cause is still in the diocesan phase.

Also 7 April, in 1988 in the Philippines, the repose of Carl of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  Born William Schmitz in Chicago, he was a Passionist priest murdered for his service to the marginalized Bila’an people, caught between the state and the Communist insurgency.  His Order has begun the cause for his canonization.

Also 7 April, of interest to the Orthodox, the repose of S Tikhon of Moscow.  Bishop of Alaska from 1898 to 1907, he was Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia from 1917 to 1925.

Tuesday 8 April, I have nothing.

Wednesday 9 April, of interest in Brazil, the memorial of the Bl Lindalva Justo de Oliveira.

Thursday 10 April, I have nothing.

Friday 11 April, in 1939 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, the repose of the Servant of God Therese of Jesus.  Born Anna Marie Lindenberg in Germany, she founded the Carmelite Nuns of the Ancient Observance here in Pennsylvania.  Her cause is active, and she is said to be incorrupt.

Also 11 April, in 2006 in Lima, Peru, the repose of the Servant of God Joseph Walijewski.  A priest from Michigan, he was known for his personal holiness and his service to the poor of Latin America, ten years in Bolivia and 35 in Peru.  His cause has been open just over a year.

Saturday 12 April, of interest to the Breton, in 1945 in what is now the Czech Republic, the repose of the Servant of God Maurice-Philippe Bouchard.  A layman from Nantes, he died on a “train of death” having been deported from France for forced labor in Germany.  His cause is advancing with the others of the Service du Travail Obligatoire.

Also 12 April, also of interest to the Breton, in 1945 in what is now Austria, the repose of the Servant of God Roger.  A Franciscan (a priest, I think), born in Finistere as Paul le Ber, his cause too is part of the collective cause for the martyrs of the Service du Travail Obligatoire.

Also 12 April, of interest in Chile, the feast of S Teresa of the Andes, born Juana Fernandez Solar.

S Teresa of the Andes, ora pro nobis.

All the saints, orate pro nobis.

All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.

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