11 to 17 January 2015

The round up for 11 to 17 January 2015.

There are no beatifications scheduled for this week.  On Wednesday 14 January, Pope Francis will canonize Joseph Vaz, the Oratorian priest and Apostle of Ceylon.

Sunday 11 January, I have nothing.

Monday 12 January, of particular interest in Canada, the feast of S Marguerite Bourgeoys.

Tuesday 13 January, in 2005 in Kenya, the killing of Thomas Richard Heath.  A Dominican priest from Massachusetts, he was working in a school in Kenya when it came under attack from robbers.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Wednesday 14 January, of particular interest in Suriname, the memorial of Blessed Petrus Donders.

Thursday 15 January, in 1689 in Fort St Louis, Texas, the killings of Zenobe Membre, Maxim le Clercq, and the Abbe Chefdeville.  The first two were Franciscan priests and the last named a Sulpician.  They were slaughtered by Karankawa during a massacre that exterminated all but five of the people in Fort St Louis and ended the French attempt to extend her influence into Texas, which from then was a Spanish region.  I am not aware of a cause for their canonization.

Also 15 January, in 1726 in East Texas, the report of the death of Luis Montes de Oca.  A Franciscan brother, he was killed in a grass fire thought to have been deliberately set while he was on a mission to secure supplies.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 15 January, of interest to the Breton, the death in 1976 in Beirut of Michel Allard.  A Jesuit scholar born in Brittany, he was most known for his work with Muslim-Catholic relations.  When the war broke out in Lebanon he chose not to leave, and died in the violence.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 15 January, also of interest to the Breton, the death in 1992 in Chad of Christine D’Herouville.  A Xavierine religious born in Brittany, she was killed by a worker at the farm where she worked.  I am not aware of a cause for her canonization.

Friday 16 January, in 1993 in Puerto Rico, the repose of the Servant of God Dominga Guzman Florit.  A Dominican sister from San Juan, she founded the community the Dominican Sisters of Fatima.  Her cause officially opened in 2001.

Also 16 January, in 1964 in Bangladesh, the killing of Richard James Novak.  A young priest with the Congregation of the Holy Cross, originally from Johnstown, Pennsylvania, when the civil war broke out he chose not to leave and was killed in the ensuing violence.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Saturday 17 January, of particular interest in Cuba, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Maria Antonia of Saint Peter.

Also 17 January, also of particular interest in Cuba, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Isabel Larranaga Ramirez.

S Marguerite Bourgeoys, ora pro nobis.

All the saints, orate pro nobis.

All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.

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