The round up for 19 to 25 October 2014.
This week will see two beatifications. Sunday 19 October will see the beatification of Pope Paul VI. Saturday 25 October will see the beatification of Assunta Marchetti, an Italian nun active in Brazil and cofounder of the Scalabrinian Sisters.
Sunday 19 October is the feast in the United States of the North American Martyrs, including three who were martyred in the present United States, viz. Ss Isaac Jogues, Jean de Lalande, and Rene Goupil. They were canonized with five companions martyred in Canada in 1930.
Also 19 October, the memory of the repose of the Servants of God Pasztor Ferenc and seventeen companions martyred by the Bolsheviks in Ukraine. Among these was the Servant of God Erno Tindira, born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Their cause is still in the diocesan phase.
Monday 20 October, in 1975 in Bolivia, the death of Raymond Herman. A priest and Maryknoll associate from Iowa, he was serving the Latin American poor when he was murdered, thought to have been martyred. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Also 20 October, in 1992 in Liberia, the deaths of Barbara Ann Mutra and Mary Joel Kolmer, two of the martyrs of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ. Nuns from Illinois, they were serving the poor in Liberia and were caught up and killed in the civil war. I am not aware of a cause for their canonization, though they are considered martyrs informally.
Tuesday 21 October, the memorial of Bl Charles of Austria, last Emperor of Austria-Hungary. He was beatified in 2004.
Also 21 October, of interest in Brazil, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Noeme (Serafina) Cinque.
Also 21 October, of interest in Colombia, the feast of S Laura of Saint Catharine of Siena.
Wednesday 22 October, in 1920 in Altoona, the repose of Eugene Garvey. He was the first Bishop of Altoona, reigning from 1901 to 1920. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Also 22 October, among the Orthodox, the feast of S Seraphim of Uglich. In the early twentieth century he was a missionary in America, later Archbishop of Uglich. Martyred by the Bolsheviks.
Thursday 23 October, in 1992 in Liberia, the deaths of Shirley Kolmer, Agnes Mueller, and Kathleen Maguire, the other three martyrs of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, sisters from Illinois killed in the Liberian civil war. Like the other two, I am not aware of a cause for their canonization, but they are informally considered martyrs.
Friday 24 October, in 2009 in New Jersey, the death of Ed Hinds. A secular priest in New Jersey, he was stabbed to death in a robbery gone bad. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Also 24 October, of interest to the Breton, the repose in 1671 of Armelle Nicolas. A Breton mystic, she was associated with the seventeenth century religious revival in the area. I am not aware of a cause for her canonization.
Also 24 October, of interest in Ecuador, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Rosa Elena Cornejo Pazmino.
Also 24 October, of interest in Cuba, the feast of S Anthony Mary Claret.
Also 24 October, of interest in Mexico, the feast of S Rafael Guizar Valencia.
Saturday 25 October, in 1690 in New York, the repose of Stephen Tegananokoa. A Native American convert to the faith, he was martyred. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
The North American Martyrs, orate pro nobis.
S Laura of Saint Catharine of Siena, ora pro nobis.
S Anthony Mary Claret, ora pro nobis.
S Rafael Guizar Valencia, ora pro nobis.
All the saints, orate pro nobis.
All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.