23 to 29 November 2014

The round up for 23 to 29 November 2014.

There are no beatifications scheduled for this week.  However, 23 November will be the canonization of the following:  Bb Kuriakose Chavara, Euphrasia Eluvathingal, Giovanni Antonio Farina, Ludovico Palmentieri from Casoria, Amato Ronconi, Nicola Saggio from Longobardi.

Sunday 23 November, in 1933, the repose of Thomas Augustine Judge.  A Vincentian priest from Boston and founder of the Missionary Sisters of the Blessed Trinity, he seems to have been respected as a religious man in life and may have had a cause after death, though if so it does not seem to have been active in recent decades.

Also 23 November, of particular interest to the Breton, the feast of S Columbanus of Bobbio.  An Irish missionary most associated with Burgundy, his landing at Carnac and travels through Brittany has left its mark on place names and local legends.  I am not sure if his cult has been confirmed.

Also 23 November, of particular interest in Brazil, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Pelagio Sauter.

Also 23 November, of particular interest in Mexico, the martyrdom of the Blessed Miguel Agustin Pro.

Monday 24 November, I have nothing.

Tuesday 25 November, in 1542 in New Mexico, the killing of Juan de la Cruz.  A Franciscan priest, protomartyr of New Mexico, he was killed with arrows by Native Americans who did not accept his teaching.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Wednesday 26 November, in Louisiana in 1844, the repose of Elizabeth Gallitzin.  Overshadowed by her more famous brother, she too converted to the Catholic faith and entered the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  She rose to a position of prominence in the order and it was in the course of her duties as a visitator of the convents in America that she took ill and died of yellow fever.  I am not aware of a cause for her canonization.

Thursday 27 November, I have nothing.

Friday 28 November, in 1729 in Mississippi, the killing of Paul du Poisson.  A Jesuit priest, he had been working among the Arkansas but was visiting the mission to the Natchez where he and many others were slaughtered in a massacre.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 28 November, in 1886 in Alaska, the killing of Charles John Seghers.  A Belgian by birth, he came a priest to America, assigned at first to Vancouver.  He served as priest and Bishop in Canada, the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, arousing admiration for his personal holiness and his work founding the Church in that part of the country.  He was murdered under mysterious circumstances while traveling though Alaska by the man who was supposed to be his guide.  While I am not aware of a current cause for his canonization, his contemporaries believed him a saint and martyr.

Also 28 November, in Wisconsin in 1974, the killing of Marcellus Cabo.  A Franciscan priest from Chicago, he was murdered by an extremist of a Native American liberation movement who claimed to have just been trying to rob him but was considered to have been acting in the hatred of the Faith supported by the fringe group to which he belonged.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Saturday 29 November, in 1980 in New York, the repose of the Servant of God Dorothy Day.  A laywoman, a convert, she co-founded the Catholic Worker Movement.  Her cause is active, though still in the early stages.

Also 29 November, of particular interest to the Breton, in 1956 in Quebec, the repose of the Servant of God Victor Lelievre.  Breton by birth, he was a priest with the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.  He is best remembered as a founder in Quebec of Christian Syndicalism — an economic system neither purely Capitalist nor Marxist.  His cause reached Rome in 2006.

S Columbanus, ora pro nobis.

All the saints, orate pro nobis.

All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.

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