27 July to 2 August 2014

The round up for 27 July to 2 August 2014.

There are no beatifications scheduled for this week.

Sunday 27 July, in 1999 in Manhattan, the repose of Malachi Martin.  Priest and writer, he was associated with the more traditional side of the Church.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 27 July, of interest to the Orthodox, the feast of the glorification of S Herman of Alaska.

Monday 28 July, in 1981 in Guatemala, the death of the Servant of God Stanley Francis Rother.  A secular priest from Oklahoma, he served in Guatemala for about thirteen years before being shot, probably by a right-wing death squad associated with the government.  He was one of several priests so killed by forces associated with the government.  The cause for his canonization as a martyr went to Rome in 2012.

Also 28 July, of particular interest to the Breton, the feast of S Samson of Dol, one of the seven founders of Brittany.

Also 28 July, of particular interest in Colombia, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Isabel Tejada Cuartas.

Also 28 July, also of particular interest in Colombia, the memorial of the Bl Jesus Anibal Gomez y Gomez.

Also 28 July, of particular interest in Peru, the feast of Mary as Our Lady of Peace.

Tuesday 29 July, in 1936 in Lackwanna, New York, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Nelson Baker.  Most associated with the devotion to Our Lady of Victory and to social services to the American poor, he was declared Venerable in 2011 and already has a beatification miracle under consideration by Rome.

Also 29 July, in 2007 in Mexico City, the death of Ricardo Junious.  A priest from Chicago with the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, he was killed in a robbery gone bad.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 29 July, of particular interest to the Breton, the feast of S William Pinchon.  Bishop of Saint-Brieuc, he was the first Breton to be canonized.  He was canonized in 1247 by Pope Innocent IV.

Also 29 July, of particular interest in Mexico, the memorial of Bl Gabriel Escoto Ruiz.  One of the Carmelite Martyrs of Barcelona, he was born in Mexico.

Wednesday 30 July, of particular interest in Canada, the memorial of Bl Vasyl Vsevolod Velychkovskyi.

Also 30 July, of particular interest in Mexico, the memorial of Bl Vicenta Chavez Orozco.

Also 30 July, also of particular interest in Mexico, the feast of S Maria Natividad Venegas de la Torre.

Thursday 31 July, in 1957 in Detroit, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Solanus Casey.  A Capuchin priest, originally from Wisconsin, he has a reputation as a miracle worker.  He was declared Venerable in 1995 and a potential miracle for his beatification is already in Rome.

Also 31 July, in 1995 in Detroit, the death of Donald Clark.  A convert and Detroit’s first Black priest, he was active in the African-American Catholic community.  He was killed in what may have been a robbery gone bad.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization, and the circumstances of his death tend to make one unlikely.

Also 31 July, in 1956, the repose of John Francis Noll.  An Archbishop from Indiana, his fame comes from his activity as a communicator and an apologist.  He founded the newspaper Our Sunday Visitor which continues in publication.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Friday 1 August, the memorial of the Martyrs of Duffy’s Cut.  The date of their death is unknown, but it was probably some time in August of 1832.  Forty-seven Irish Catholic workers were massacred in Pennsylvania as a result of racial and religious hatred.  I am not aware of a cause for their canonization.

Saturday 2 August, the memorial of the repose in 1631 in New Mexico (or possibly Texas) of Pedro de Ortega.  This Franciscan priest may have been poisoned while serving among the Native American community.  The exact date of his death is lost.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 2 August, in 1921 in Colma, California, the repose of Patrick Heslin.  A priest, he was lured from his home under false pretenses and murdered in an anti-Catholic hate crime.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Mary, Our Lady of Peace, ora pro nobis.

S Samson of Dol, ora pro nobis.

S William Pinchon, ora pro nobis.

S Maria of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, ora pro nobis.

All the saints, orate pro nobis.

All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.

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