1 to 7 March 2015

The round up for the week of 1 to 7 March 2015.

There are no beatifications scheduled for this week.

Sunday 1 March, the feast of S David of Wales, also known for his associations with Brittany, where he is said to have been born.  His cult was confirmed in 1120.

Monday 2 March, in 1697 somewhere south of Saint Augustine, Florida, the killings of at least two, a Franciscan priest and an Indian chief, whose names have not been preserved but whose martyrdom is remembered.  I am not aware of a cause for their canonization.

Tuesday 3 March, the feast of S Katharine Drexel, heiress and religious.  She is best known for founding an order and for her service in education, particularly for racial minorities.  She was canonized in 2000.

Also 3 March, in 1979 in New York, the repose of George Aloysius Rosso.  A secular priest, he was the tenth Chief of Navy Chaplains, the second Catholic to hold that position, serving from June 1958 to June 1963.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 3 March, of interest to the Breton, the memorial of Blessed Pierre-Rene Rogue.  A Breton priest, called the Martyr of the Eucharist, he went underground during the French Revolution to bring the Sacrament to the faithful, eventually being caught and martyred in Vannes in 1796.  He was beatified in 1934.

Also 3 March, the feast of S Cunigunde of Luxembourg, wife of S Henry.

Also 3 March, of interest in Mexico, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Maria Concepcion Cabrera Arias de Armida.

Wednesday 4 March, in 1998 in Wisconsin, the murder of Alfred Kunz.  A secular priest, he is said to have been ritually sacrificed.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 4 March, of interest to the Breton, the memorial of Blessed Mere Saint-Louis.  Born in Paris, a widow who lost her husband during the violence of the Republic, she founded the Sisters of Charity of Saint Louis of Vannes, helping rebuild the Church in the wake of the persecutions.  She was beatified in 2012.

Also 4 March, also of interest to the Breton, in 1941 the repose of Marie-Julie Jahenny.  A secular Franciscan, stigmatist and mystic, she is said to have delivered prophecies of the future.  The cause for her canonization, while not yet open, is being explored.

Thursday 5 March, of interest to the Orthodox, the repose of S Nikolai Velimirovic and a feast in Serbia.  He spent many years in exile in America.

Friday 6 March, of interest in Argentina, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Maria Antonia de Paz y Figueroa.

Saturday 7 March, in 1987 in Buffalo, the killing of David P. Herlihy.  Killed in what appeared to be a robbery gone bad, he was killed by the same people who killed Fr Bisonette, and it was this second killing that led to the solving of the first crime.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 7 March, of interest in Cuba, the memorial of the Blessed Jose Olallo Valdes.

S David, ora pro nobis.

S Katharine Drexel, ora pro nobis.

S Cunigunde, ora pro nobis.

All the saints, orate pro nobis.

All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.

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