The round up for 21 to 27 December 2014.
There are no beatifications scheduled for this week.
Sunday 21 December, I have nothing.
Monday 22 December, in 1888 in New York, the repose of the Servant of God Isaac Hecker. A convert to the Faith, as a Redemptorist priest he sought to bring Catholicism to Protestant America. When he was discouraged from this goal by his superiors, he founded a new organization, the Paulist Fathers, devoted to evangelizing Catholic and Protestant Americans alike. The cause for his beatification opened in 2008.
Tuesday 23 December, in 1672 in Wisconsin, the killing of Jean Guerin. A Jesuit donné, he was killed by the Fox Indians after laboring for many decades in the missions. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Also 23 December, of interest in Peru, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Francisco Camacho.
Wednesday 24 December, I have nothing.
Thursday 25 December, of interest to the Breton, the repose in 1652 in Brittany of Marie-Amile Picard. A mystic and stigmatist, she is associated with the seventeenth century resurgence of faith in the region. I am not aware of a cause for her canonization.
Friday 26 December, of interest to the Breton, the repose in 1860 of the Venerable Servant of God Jean0Marie Robert de la Mennais. A priest and founder of teaching orders for both men and women, he was born and died in Brittany. He was declared Venerable in 1966.
Saturday 27 December, of interest to the Breton, in 1994 in Algeria the killing of Alain Dieulangard. A White Father from Saint-Brieuc, he was one of four White Brothers shot that day by militants disguised as policemen. Seventy-five, he had been serving the Algerian people in many ways for more than forty years. His cause, in association with eighteen other martyrs in Algeria, opened in 2007.
All the saints, orate pro nobis.
All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.