The round up for 31 August to 6 September 2014.
There are no beatifications scheduled for this week.
Sunday 31 August, in 1864 in Jonesboro, Georgia, the death of Emmeran Bliemel. A Bavarian priest, he found himself chaplain of a Confederate States of America unit. Hit by a canonball while performing Last Rites for his commander, he became the first American chaplain to fall on the field of combat. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Monday 1 September, the memory of the death of James Carney, also known as J. Guadeloupe Carney. A Jesuit priest from Chicago, he came to Honduras to serve the poor. While there and in neighboring Nicaragua, he became involved with the Sandinistas, becoming something of a chaplain for a unit before having a falling out with the commander. The circumstances of his death, like the exact date, are unclear; he may have been executed by the Honduran government or its representatives. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Also 1 September, of interest in Canada, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Marie Fitzbach.
Tuesday 2 September, of interest to the Breton, the memorial of the Blessed Martyrs of the September Massacres, among them the following fifteen Bretons: Joseph Becavin, Louis-Laurent Gaultier, Claude-Antoine-Raoul Laporte, Mathurin-Nicolas de la Villecrohain le Bous de Villeneuve, Charles-Francois le Gue, Vincent-Joseph le Rousseau de Rosencoat, Henri-August Luzeau de la Mulonniere, Rene-Julien Massey, Francois-Hyacinth le Livec de Tresurin, Rene-Marie Andrieux, Jean-Charles-Marie Bernard du Cornillet, Yves-Andre Guillon de Keranrun, Yves-Jean-Pierre Rey de Kervisic, Rene-Joseph Urvoy, and Nicolas-Marie Verron. They were beatified in 1926.
Also 2 September, also of interest to the Breton, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Pauline-Louise Pinczon du Sel. From Rennes, she was a sister and founded the Sisters of Our Lady of Grace of Saint Thomas of Villanova. Her cause was opened in 1891 and I am not sure if she was formally declared Venerable or if she is unofficially referred to with the title.
Also 2 September, of interest in Canada, the memorial of Blessed Andre Grasset de Saint-Sauveur of the Blessed Martyrs of the September Massacres.
Also 2 September, of interest in Haiti, the memorial of Blessed Jacques-Jules Bonnaud of the Blessed Martyrs of the September Massacres.
Wednesday 3 September, in 1942 on the Solomon Islands, the death of Arthur Duhamel. A priest with the Society of Mary from Massachusetts, he was serving as a missionary in the Solomon Islands during the Japanese invasion, when he was killed. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Also 3 September, of interest to the Breton, in 1991 in Cameroon, the death of Yves-Joseph-Marie Plumey. A priest from Vannes with the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, he went on to become the first Bishop and Archbishop of Garoua, Cameroon. Considered a saintly man, there have also been rumors he was assassinated. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Also 3 September, of interest in Mexico, the memorial of the Blessed Bartolome Guiterrez Rodriguez.
Thursday 4 September, the memorial of the Blessed Dina Belanger, in religion Marie of Saint Cecelia of Rome. A nun, musician and mystic from Quebec, she is properly a Canadian Blessed. She did, however, spend some years in New York before she entered the convent, mostly studying music. She was beatified in 1993.
Also 4 September, in 1967 in Vietnam, the repose of the Servant of God Vincent Robert Capodanno. A Maryknoll priest and chaplain, he died under fire in Vietnam in an action for which he would also receive posthumously the Medal of Honor. The cause for his beatification — on his heroic virtues, not as a martyr — formally opened in 2007.
Also 4 September, of interest in Mexico, the memorial of the Blessed Jose Pascual Carda Saporta, of the Blessed Martyrs of Spain.
Friday 5 September, in 2012 in Hanceville, Alabama, the repose of Mary Francis Sharbel. A religious with the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration originally from Tennessee, she was renowned for her personal holiness. It is too early to consider a cause, though there is some indication a cause is being contemplated.
Saturday 6 September, I have nothing.
All the saints, orate pro nobis.
All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.