25 to 31 May 2014

The round up for the week of 25 to 31 May 2014.

Saturday 31 May will see the beatification of Maria Esperanza Alhama Valera, a Spanish nun and foundress.

Sunday 25 May, in 1971 in Haiti, the killing of Renaud Bouffard.  A priest with the Oblates of Mary Immaculate originally from Maine, he was killed while serving as a missionary in Haiti.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Monday 26 May, in 1866 in Brooklyn, the repose of Charles Constantine Pise.  A priest, onetime Jesuit, from Maryland, he was the only Catholic ever to serve as chaplain to the United States Senate.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 26 May, of interest in Ecuador, the feast of S Mariana de Jesus Paredes Flores.

Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 May, I have nothing.

Thursday 29 May, in 2013 in Chicago, the death of Andrew Greeley.  A priest and sociologist, his main fame was as a writer.  I am not aware of plans for a cause for his canonization.

Friday 30 May, I have nothing.

Saturday 31 May, in 1915 in Izmar, Turkey, the repose of the Servant of God Marie de Mandat-Grancey.  A French sister with the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul and something of an archaeologist who found the house of Mary, there is no direct biographical connection between her and America of which I am aware.  However, in fraternal service to the Church in the Holy Land, the Diocese of Kansas City is overseeing her cause, the diocesan phase of which closed this year.

S Mariana de Jesus, ora pro nobis.

All the saints, orate pro nobis.

All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.

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