5 to 11 October 2014

The round up for 5 to 11 October 2014.

There are no beatifications scheduled for this week.

Sunday 5 October, the memorial of Bl Francis Xavier Seelos.  (Observed on the fifth, though he died on the fourth, in 1867 in New Orleans.)  A Bavarian priest and a Redemptorist, he served around the country but mostly in the Pennsylvania area.  He worked with S John Neumann.  In 1867 he went to New Orleans where he ministered to the people during a yellow fever epidemic which would claim him months after his arrival.  He had a reputation for holiness and miracles even during his life, and was beatified in 2000.

Also 5 October, of interest to the Breton, in 2009 in Pondicherry, India, the repose of Yves Olivier.  A Breton priest, he served as a missionary in India for many decades.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 5 October, of interest to the Orthodox, the Synaxis of the Heirophants of Moscow, the general feast for Patriarchs of Moscow.  Of interest to America are Ss Innocent and Tikhon of Moscow and Alaska.

Monday 6 October, the memorial of Bl Diego Luis de San Vitores Alonso.  (Observed this day, though he died on the second of April in 1672.)  A Jesuit priest from Spain, he was martyred on Guam alongside S Pedro Calungsod.  He was beatified in 1985.

Also 6 October, in 1983 in New York, the repose of the Servant of God Terence James Cooke.  Cardinal Archbishop of New York, I believe he is the only American Servant of God of that rank.  His cause has been in Rome since 2010.

Also 6 October, in 1991 in Yuba, California, the repose of the Servant of God Alphonse Gallegos.  A Bishop and a member of the Augustinian Recollects, his ministry was largely to the Hispanic population of the Sacramento diocese.  The diocesan phase of his cause closed in 2006.

Also 6 October, in 1566 in Florida, the death of Pedro Martinez.  Jesuit protomartyr of the United States, he was walking onto the shore when Native Americans — agitated by European settlers opposed to the Church — struck and killed him before he reached land.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 6 October, of interest to the Orthodox, the feast of the glorification of S Innocent of Moscow and Alaska.

Also 6 October, of interest in Canada, the memorial of Bl Eulalie Durocher.

Tuesday 7 October, in 1672 in New Mexico, the repose of Pedro Avila y Ayala.  A Franciscan priest, he was stoned to death by the Navajo, enemies of the Hopi with whom he was working.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 7 October, in 1999 in Decatur, New York, the repose of Bruce Ritter.  A Franciscan priest, he founded Covenant House, serving as it’s first president.  There is no cause for his canonization.

Wednesday 8 October, I have nothing.

Thursday 9 October, the anniversary of the appearance of Mary as Our Lady of Good Help to Adele Brise.  This is the only Marian apparition north of Mexico to have received the approval of the local ordinary.

Also 9 October, in 1974 in Rome, the repose of the Servant of God Theodore of Mary Immaculate.  A Passionist priest from Massachusetts, he was General of the Order during the turbulent times right after Vatican II and is credited with helping steer the Order through that period.  The diocesan phase of his cause opened in 2008.

Also 9 October, in 1955, the death of Mary Joseph.  A sister from Massachusetts, cofoundress of the Foreign Mission Sisters of St. Dominic, popularly called the Maryknoll Sisters, she is less well known than the founders of the male branch of this order.  I am not aware of a cause for her canonization.

Also 9 October, of interest in Argentina, the feast of S Hector Valdivielso Saez.

Also 9 October, of interest in Colombia, the feast of S Louis Beltran.

Also 9 October, of interest to the Orthodox, the feast of the glorification of S Tikhon of Moscow and Alaska.

Friday 10 October, in Veracruz, Mexico, in 1850, the repose of Jon Riley.  An Irishman, he left the American military and joined the Mexican, serving as the commander of the San Patricio Brigade.  As he had left the military before hostilities broke out between Mexico and the United States, he was not among those hanged in the mass executions of survivors of the San Patricio Brigade and lived out his life in his adopted country.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 10 October, in 1885 in New York, the repose of John McCloskey.  Fifth Bishop of New York, second called Archbishop, he was the first American to be created cardinal.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Saturday 11 October, I have nothing.

S Hector Saez, ora pro nobis.

S Louis Beltran, ora pro nobis.

All the saints, orate pro nobis.

All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.

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