15 to 21 June 2014

The round up for 15 to 21 June 2014.

There are no beatifications scheduled for this week.

Sunday 15 June, in 2002 in Ohio, the repose of the Servant of God Gwen Coniker.  Laywoman and cofounder of the Apostolate for Family Consecration, her cause officially opened in 2007.

Also 15 June, of interest in Brazil, the memorial of Bl Albertina Berkenbrock.

Monday 16 June, I have nothing.

Tuesday 17 June, in 1886 in Paris, the repose of Mary Aloysia Hardey.  A sister with the Society of the Sacred Heart, born in Maryland, she greatly aided the expansion of her order in the New World and the restoration of it in the Old.  I am not aware of a cause for her canonization.

Wednesday 18 June, in 1675 in Martinique, the repose of Joseph Anthony de la Riviere Poncet.  A French Jesuit priest and associate of the North American Martyrs, he too was captured and tortured by Native Americans on the New York-Quebec border, but he escaped alive.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 18 June, of interest in Ecuador, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Julio Maria Matovelle Maldonado.

Thursday 19 June, I have nothing.

Friday 20 June, in New Hope, Minnesota, the repose of Tim Vakoc.  A military chaplain, though he did not die on the battlefield, he was the only chaplain to die of injuries suffered in the Iraq War.  (Indeed, I believe, the first American chaplain to die of injuries sustained in action since Vietnam.)  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 20 June, of interest to the Breton, the martyrdom in 1794 in Paris of the Servant of God Therese Guillaudeu du Plessis.  A widow and a religious with the Society of the Daughters of the Heart of Mary, she was martyred by the Revolutionary Tribunal.  The diocesan phase of her cause, along with thirty-seven others, was completed in 1924.

Saturday 21 June, in Pembroke, Massachusetts, in 1983, the repose of the Servant of God Jose Luis Muzquiz.  A priest, he established Opus Dei in the United States.  The diocesan phase of his cause closed last month.

Also 21 June, in 1970 at Gethsemani, Kentucky, the repose of Elias.  A Trappist brother from Ohio, he lived in the same monastery as the more famous Thomas Merton, but Brother Elias is largely forgotten.  Among his brothers, he was recognized as a particularly holy person, but I am aware of no cause for his canonization.

All the saints, orate pro nobis.

All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.

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