16 to 22 November 2014

The round up for 16 to 22 November 2014.

There are no beatifications scheduled for this week.

Sunday 16 November, in 1688 in Boston, the execution of Ann Glover.  Known as the last person hanged for witchcraft in Boston, she died as much for being an Irish Catholic as for any accusation of witchcraft, though the recognition of her martyrdom has been long in coming.  I am not aware of a formal cause for her beatification.

Also 16 November, of particular interest in Colombia and Venezuela, the anniversary of the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Luisa Aveledo y Aveledo.

Monday 17 November, in 1862 in New Orleans, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Henriette de Lille.  Descended from both Europeans and Africans, she was part of the high class, mixed race culture in New Orleans.  She would go on to leave that life and found the Sisters of the Holy Family of New Orleans.  She was declared Venerable in 2010 and the process of finding a miracle for her beatification is ongoing.

Also 17 November, the anniversary of the death of Queen Mary I of England.  She repealed Henry VIII’s Act of Supremacy and tried to return England to the Church.  I am not aware of a cause for her canonization.

Also 17 November, of particular interest in Paraguay and Brazil, the feast of Ss Roque Gonzalez de Santa Cruz, Alonso Rodriguez Obnel, and Juan del Castillo Rodriguez.

Tuesday 18 November, the feast of S Rose Philippine Duchesne.  A French sister with the Society of the Sacred Heart, she brought the order to America and helped found convents and schools.  She was canonized in 1988.

Wednesday 19 November, in 1964 in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the death of Anne Lucy Donniaguo, in religion Marie Antoinette.  A religious with the Daughters of Wisdom, I am not sure of the circumstances of her death, just that she died violently as a missionary.  I am not aware of a cause for her canonization.

Also 19 November, in 1967 in Vietnam, the death of Charles Watters.  A priest and chaplain from New Jersey, he was killed in action in Vietnam in a friendly fire incident while ministering to the wounded and awarded the Medal of Honor.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 19 November, of particular interest in Puerto Rico, the feast of Mary as Our Lady, Mother of Divine Providence.

Thursday 20 November, in 1976 in Guatemala, the death of William Woods.  A Maryknoll priest, he was on the death list of the Guatemala military and died in a suspicious plane accident.  It is suspected he was killed by the military, first of more than a dozen priests killed there in the ensuing decade, though I am not aware of a formal cause for his canonization.

Friday 21 November, of interest to the Orthodox, the repose of S Philaret (Voznesensky) of New York, the first ROCOR heirarch (1964 to 1985).  He is venerated locally but not universally recognized.

Also 21 November, of particular interest in Mexico, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Julia Navarrete Guerrero, in religion Julia of the Thorns of the Sacred Heart.

Saturday 22 November, in 1830 in Santa Clara, California, the repose of the Servant of God Magin Catala.  A Franciscan priest, he was a tireless missionary in the American southwest.  His cause was opened in the nineteenth century but does not appear to be progressing at the moment.

Also 22 November, in 1963 in Dallas, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, still America’s only Catholic president.

Our Lady, Mother of Divine Providence, ora pro nobis.

The Martyrs of the Reductions, orate pro nobis.

S Rose Duchesne, ora pro nobis.

All the saints, orate pro nobis.

All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.

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