29 March to 4 April 2015

The round up for 29 March to 4 April 2015.

There are no beatifications scheduled for this week.

Sunday 29 March, of interest to the Breton, in 1945 in Mauthausen, the death of Armand Vallee.  A Breton secular priest, he agitated for national unity during the Nazi-imposed division of France, published anti-Nazi material, and encouraged other religious to oppose the occupation.  For this, he was arrested by the Gestapo and spent thirty-eight months in the camps before finally dying.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Monday 30 March, in 1957 in California, the repose of the Servant of God Cora Evans.  A married laywoman and convert from Mormonism, she was a mystic and wrote about her visions.  Her cause was officially opened in 2012.

Also 30 March, in 1990 in Mississippi, the repose of Thea Bowman.  A convert to the Church and a religious with the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, she is best known for her promotion of a spirituality in the Church that has it roots in the African-American experience.  Though I don’t think her cause has been formally opened, there are those who already consider her a saint.

Tuesday 31 March, of interest to the Orthodox, the repose and feast of S Innocent of Alaska and Moscow.  Missionary across North America and Siberia from 1823 to 1868, he was recalled to be Patriarch of Moscow from 1868 to 1879.

Also 31 March, of interest in Bolivia, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Vinzenz Fuhl.

Wednesday 1 April, of interest in Mexico, the memorial of the Blesseds Anacleto Gonzalez Flores, Jorge Vargas Gonzalez, Ramon Vargas Gonzalez, and Luis Padilla Gomez, of the Martyrs of Guadalajara.

Thursday 2 April, the feast of S Pedro Calungsod.  Layman and martyr, he was a catechist working with Bl Diego Luis de San Vitores when they were martyred on what is today Guam.  He was canonized in 2012.

Also 2 April, of interest in Venezuela, the memorial of the Blessed Laura Evangelista Alvarado Cardozo.

Friday 3 April, in 1891, the repose of Catherine Seton.  Daughter of S Elizabeth Ann Seton, she followed her mother into the Church and later joined the Sisters of Mercy when this Irish order was coming to America.  She was best known for her service among prisoners in New York City.  I am not aware of a cause for her canonization.

Also 3 April, of interest in Chile, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Doroteo Chopitea Villota de Serra.

Also 3 April, of interest in Mexico, the memorial of the Blesseds Ezequiel Huerta Gutierrez and Salvador Huerta Gutierrez, of the Martyrs of Guadalajara.

Saturday 4 April, of interest to the Breton, in 1945 in Nordhausen, the death of Daniel Bonnin.  A Breton secular priest who had been ordained just before the War, he was deported by the Nazis for his work with the Resistance and died in the camps.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

S Pedro Calungsod, ora pro nobis.

All the saints, orate pro nobis.

All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.

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