The round up for 15 to 21 March 2015.
There are no beatifications scheduled for this week.
Sunday 15 March, in 1711 in Sonora, Mexico, the repose of the Servant of God Eusebio Kino. A Jesuit priest from Italy, he is known for his work spreading missions throughout the American Southwest. His statue stands in the National Statuary Hall, representing Arizona. The diocesan portion of his cause was closed in 2010.
Also 15 April, of interest in Argentina, the memorial of the Blessed Artemides Zatti.
Monday 16 April, in 1992 in Manila, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Aloysius Schwartz. A secular priest born in Washington, D.C., he spent the majority of his life in the Philippines. He was declared Venerable this year.
Also 16 March, in 1758 in San Saba, Texas, the killings of Alonso Giraldo de Terreros and Jose Santiesteban Aberin. Franciscan priests from Spain, they were killed in the attack on the San Saba mission, an attack that marked the high water mark of Spanish expansion into what is now the United States. I am not aware of a cause for their canonization.
Also 16 March, of interest to the Breton, in 1976 in Gabon, the killing of Gildas. Born Michel Pierre in Vannes, he was a brother with the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. I don’t know the details of his death, nor am I aware of a cause for his canonization.
Also 16 March, the repose of Achille I, second king of Araucania and Patagonia.
Tuesday 17 March, of interest in Brazil, the memorial of the Blessed Maria Barbara Maix.
Also 17 March, of interest in Mexico, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Librada Orozco Santa Cruz, in religion Maria Librada of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Wednesday 18 March, in 1964 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the repose of Joseph Timothy O’Callahan. A Jesuit priest from Boston, during World War II he was a Navy chaplain and a Medal of Honor recipient. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Thursday 19 March, of interest to the Breton, in 1945 in Mauthausen, the martyrdom of the Blessed Marcel Callo. Born in 1921 in Rennes, he was a layman involved with the Young Catholic Workers, deported to Germany for obligatory labor, and then killed for his activities. He was beatified in 1987.
Friday 20 March, in 1730 in Illinois, the memory of the killing of Gaston. A priest with the Seminary of Quebec, he was killed by Native Americans, but the exact date and details of his death are lost. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Saturday 21 March, in 1960 in Washington, D.C., the repose of Howard Carroll. Born in Pittsburgh, he was the fourth Bishop of Altoona-Johnstown. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Also 21 March, of interest in Mexico, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Martin de Valencia. (Called Venerable by Shea, this seems to have been a traditional honorific, not a technical title.)
Also 21 March, also of interest in Mexico, the memorial of the Blessed Miguel Gomez Loza, of the Martyrs of Guadalajara.
All the saints, orate pro nobis.
All the martyrs, orato pro nobis.