The round up for 9 to 15 November 2014.
There are no beatifications scheduled for this week.
Sunday 9 November, I have nothing.
Monday 10 November, in 1661 somewhere west of the Illinois River, the presumed martyrdom of Jean Dequerre. A Jesuit priest, his existence is uncertain. (His name is included on an early list of martyrs in America made from such fragments as could be found.) If he existed, he founded a mission near present-day Peoria and was martyred traveling in the region. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Tuesday 11 November, I have nothing.
Wednesday 12 November, of interest to the Orthodox, the feast of S Varnava Nastic. Born in Indiana, as a child he moved to Serbia where he could be a Bishop and a Martyr under the Soviets.
Thursday 13 November, the feast of S Mother Cabrini. An Italian sister and foundress of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacret Heart of Jesus, she served poor Catholics, especially immigrants, across the nation. She is best remembered in Chicago. She was canonized in 1946.
Also 13 November, in Bangladesh in 1971, the death of William Evans. A Holy Cross priest from Massachusetts, he served for many hears in the mission in Bangladesh. His cause is in its early stages.
Also 13 November, in 2002 in Chicago, the killing of Mary Stachowicz. She was a laywoman beaten to death by a homosexual whose lifestyle she had criticized. She has been called — informally as yet — a martyr, though there is no open cause for her canonization.
Friday 14 November, in Baltimore in 1832, the repose of Charles Carroll. A native of Maryland, he was the only Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence. He also served as Senator from Maryland. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Saturday 15 November, in 1876 in Rome, the repose of Pamfilo of Magliano. A Franciscan priest from Italy, he would be the first Franciscan custos in America, among other things founding the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany (New York) and the Franciscan Sisters of Joliet (Illinois). I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Also 15 November, of particular interest to the Breton, the feast of S Malo. From Wales, he is counted as one of the Seven Founders. He was also one of the first Catholics in the New World, if the story of his travel with S Brendan the Navigator is true. I am not aware if his cult has been confirmed.
Also 15 November, also of particular interest to the Breton, the memorial of Bl Marie of the Passion. Born in Nantes, she founded the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary. Though she herself died in the motherhouse in Rome, she did live to see her orders protomartyrs in China. She was beatified in 2002.
S Mother Cabrini, ora pro nobis.
S Malo, ora pro nobis.
All the saints, orate pro nobis.
All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.