22 to 28 June 2014

The round up for 22 to 28 June 2014.

There are no beatifications scheduled for this week.

Sunday 22 June, among the OCA and Antiocheans, the Synaxis of the Saints of North America, including Ss Herman, Juvenal, Peter, Innocent, Jacob, Alexis, Tikhon, Raphael, John Kochurov and Alexander Hotovitzky.

Monday 23 June, I have nothing.

Tuesday 24 June, of interest in Mexico, the feast of S Anastasia Guadaloupe Garcia Zavala, called Mother Lupita.

Wednesday 25 June, in 1975 in Honduras, the repose of the Servant of God Casimir.  Born Michael Cypher in Wisconsin, this Franciscan priest was serving the poor in Honduras when he was confused for another priest, arrested, tortured and murdered.  The cause to recognize his martyrdom was recently begun.

Also 25 June, of interest in Mexico, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Moises Lira Serafin.

Also 25 June, of interest in Mexico, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Pablo de Anda Padilla.

Thursday 26 June, in Indiana in 1839, the repose of the Servant of God Simon Brute.  A Breton priest and missionary, he founded the Diocese of (now) Indianapolis, becoming the first Bishop there, though he had already lived a full life, from resisting the Revolution to studying to become a doctor and coming to America where he knew many of the major figures of late-eighteenth century American Catholicism, such as Bp Flaget and S Elizabeth Anne Seton.  His cause officially opened in 2005.

Also 26 June, in 1549 in Florida, the martyrdom of Luis de Cancer de Barbastro, Diego de Tolosa and Fuentes.  Dominicans, the first two priests and the last an oblate brother, they are the protomartyrs of Florida and of the East Coast.  Early missionaries in Florida, the latter two had disappeared and been presumed martyred when Luis de Cancer went ashore to question the formerly friendly Native Americans, who struck him dead in the surf in sight of the ship.  I am not aware of a cause for their canonization.

Also 26 June, of interest to the Breton, the martyrdom of Bl Therese-Madeleine Fantou.  One of the Daughters of Charity in Arras, though the only Breton, she was beatified in 1920 with fourteen companions of her Order and the Ursulines.

Friday 27 June, in 1942 aboard the Montevideo Maru, the death of James Gerard Hennessey.  A priest from Massachusetts, he was serving as a missionary in the Solomon Islands when World War II broke out.  He was aboard a Japanese prison transport when it was torpedoed by the Americans.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 27 June, of interest though not Catholic, the murder of Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and his brother by a lynch mob while in prison.

Also 27 June, of interest in Canada, the memorial of the Bb Nykyta Budka and Vasyl Velychkowsky, martyrs under the Bolskeviks with connections to Canada.

Saturday 28 June, in 1633 in Arizona, the martyrdom of Francisco Porras.  A Franciscan priest, he was poisoned while serving the Hopi.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 28 June, of interest to the Breton, in 1944 in Paris the martyrdom of Corentin Cloarec.  A Franciscan from Finistere, he was executed by the Nazis.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

S Madre Lupita, ora pro nobis.

All the saints, orate pro nobis.

All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.

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