The round up for 26 October to 1 November 2014.
Saturday 1 November will see the beatification of Pedro de Asua. A priest in Spain, he was martyred during the Civil War.
Sunday 26 October, the death of Antoine III, fifth sovereign of Araucania and Patagonia. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Monday 27 October, in 1979 in Michigan, the repose of Charles Edward Coughlin. A prominent radio priest and writer during the early part of the twentieth century, some of his comments were considered antisemitic. This and his opposition to President Roosevelt led to his removal from the air, though he continued to work as a parish priest. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Tuesday 28 October, I have nothing.
Wednesday 29 October, the anniversary of Mary’s appearance in the Bronx under the name Our Lady of the Universe, an as yet unapproved apparition.
Also 29 October, of interest to the Orthodox, the repose in 1918 of Nicola Yanney. Born in Syria, he was a farmer and priest in Nebraska, serving a large part of middle America. He died during the flu epidemic, when his town was put under quarantine and the liturgy could not be carried out, so he would carry the Eucharist from home to home ministering to his flock. Unglorified as yet, he is venerated locally.
Thursday 30 October, in 1938 in the Netherlands, the memorial of Bl Anna Maria Tauscher, in religion Maria-Teresa of Saint Joseph. Founder of the Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus, this German nun spent a total of a couple of years in the United States helping to set up houses of her new order. She was beatified in 2006.
Also 30 October, of interest to the Breton, the repose in 1913 in Canada of Guillaume le Roux. A Breton with the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, he was killed in the course of his mission work. He and his companion were killed by Inuit, and their murders were the first committed by Inuits to be tried in Canadian courts, though at the request of the Bishop the sentences of death were commuted to two years of house arrest. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Friday 31 October, of interest to the Orthodox, the repose and feast of S John Kochurov, missionary in America and first priest-martyr of the Bolsheviks.
Saturday 1 November is the feast of S Death. Not a Catholic saint, and opposed by the Church in Mexico for a number of reasons, I think of her as a version of Mary in her aspect of Our Lady of Good Death.
Also 1 November, in 1982 in Minnesota, the repose of the Servant of God Vincent McCauley. A missionary with the Congregation of the Holy Cross, he was the Archbishop of Fort Portal, Uganda. He is well remembered for his work building the Church in Uganda, and also for his own personal holiness and resilience in the face of disease. His cause was opened in 2007.
Also 1 November, in 1924 in Los Angeles, the repose of Medardo Brualla. A Claretian priest, he served the poor of Los Angeles and died ministering to his flock during an epidemic. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Also 1 November, in 2009 in New Mexico, the repose of Marguerite Bartz. A Sister of the Blessed Sacrament from Wisconsin serving the poor on the Navajo reservation, she was killed in a robbery gone bad. I am not aware of a cause for her canonization.
Also 1 November, being the first Saturday in November, of interest to the Orthodox, the feast among the Antiochian of S Raphael of Brooklyn.
Also 1 November, the repose of Antoine II, third sovereign of Aracaunia and Patagonia. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
All the saints, orate pro nobis.
All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.