The round up for 21 to 27 September 2014.
Saturday 27 September will see the beatification of Alvaro del Portillo, the leader of Opus Dei following S Josemaria Escriva.
Sunday 21 September, I have nothing.
Monday 22 September, of interest to the Breton, the memorial of the Blessed Carmen Marie Anne Garcia Moyon. Born in Nantes, she though a layperson was working in a convent in Valencia where, in 1937, she was martyred by the Republicans. She was beatified with Bl Vincente Cabanes Badenas and companions in 2001.
Tuesday 23 September, in 1998, the repose of Ruth Pakaluk. Convert and mother, she was a prominent activist in the culture wars of the eighties and nineties. Though the idea of pursuing a cause for her canonization has been informally floated, to my knowledge one has yet to be launched.
Wednesday 24 September, of interest to the Orthodox, the Synaxis of All Saints of Alaska. Specifically, Ss Peter the Aleut, Juvenal of Alaska, Herman of Alaska, Innocent of Alaska and Jacob Netsveton.
Thursday 25 September, the anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady in Indiana as Our Lady of Lourdes, followed the next day by her appearance as Our Lady of America.
Also 25 September, in 1843 in Saint Louis, the repose of Joseph Rosati. An Italian religious with the Congregation of the Mission, he was, among other things, first Bishop of Saint Louis. Recognized as a holy man and prominent church builder in that most formative of periods for the American Church, he was discussed as a possible candidate for sainthood. So far as I know, though, no cause was ever officially opened.
Friday 26 September, in 1805 in Arizona, the repose of Joseph Ignacio Ramirez Arellano. A Franciscan priest from Mexico, he died during an epidemic. After his death, his body appeared to return to life and to sweat, a situation that was considered by the observers miraculous and lasted for some hours. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Saturday 27 September, in 1539 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the repose of Alonso Manso. A Spanish priest, he was the first Bishop of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the first Bishop in the New World, and the first American Bishop. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
All the saints, orate pro nobis.
All the martyrs, orato pro nobis.