5 to 11 April 2015

The round up for 5 to 11 April 2015.

There are no beatifications scheduled for this week.

Sunday 5 April, in 1945 in the Philippines, the disappearance of Hyacinth Kunkel.  A Maryknoll sister born in New York, she was serving in the Philippines during the Japanese occupation.  Due to long-lasting illness, she had not been interned by the Japanese.  While the Americans were bombing to retake the island, she joined a refugee caravan.  She never made it to its destination and was presumed killed during the journey.  I am not aware of a cause for her canonization.

Also 5 April, of interest to the Breton, the feast of S Vincent Ferrer.  A Dominican priest from Valencia and a powerful preacher, he traveled all around western Europe preaching.  He spent the last part of his life in Vannes, where eventually he took ill and died.  He was canonized in 1455.

Also 5 April, of interest in Mexico, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Jesus Maria Echavarria y Aguirre.

Also 5 April, of interest in Canada, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Rosalie Cadron-Jette.

Also 5 April, of interest in Argentina, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Saturnina Rodriguez de Zavalia.

Also 5 April, of interest in Brazil, the memorial of the Blessed Mariano de la Mata Aparicio.

Monday 6 April, in 1981 in Los Angeles, the repose of the Servant of God Aloysius Ellacuria.  A Claretian priest from the Basque region of Spain, he has a devoted following among those who believe he was a miracle worker.  His cause is in its early stages and is moving slowly due to financial difficulties.

Also 6 April, in 2014 in Nicaragua, the killing of Francisco Blandon Meza.  A secular priest who had served in a parish in Napa, California, from 2008-2011, he was shot while leaving church in unclear circumstances.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 6 April, of interest to the Breton, the finding of the incorrupt body of Annick Le Corre.  A Breton woman of renowned holiness, thought to have been a Dominican before the Revolution and known to have resisted during it, her gravesite continues to be visited and her intercession sought, though to my knowledge there is no official cause for her canonization.  Her body did finally decay some time between the exhumations of 1866 and 1900.

Tuesday 7 April, in 1940 in Brooklyn, the repose of the Servant of God Bernard Quinn.  A secular priest from New Jersey, he is best known for his ministry among the African-Americans in New York in the face of persecution by the Klan and similar early twentieth century Nativist groups.  His cause was officially opened in 2010.

Also 7 April, in 1988 in the Philippines, the repose of Carl of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  A Passionist priest born William Schmitz in Chicago, he spent his life ministering to the poor and marginalized in the Philippines.  He was shot, it is believed by financial interests who he had angered due to his ministry.  His cause has been opened, but is in the early stages.

Also 7 April, of interest to the Orthodox, the repose and feast of S Tikhon of Moscow.  Bishop of Alaska from 1898 to 1907, he was Patriarch of Moscow from 1917 to 1925.

Wednesday 8 April, I have nothing.

Thursday 9 April, of interest in Canada, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Marcelle Mallet.

Also 9 April, of interest in Brazil, the memorial of the Blessed Lindalva Justo de Oliveira.

Friday 10 April, I have nothing.

Saturday 11 April, in 1939 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, the repose of the Servant of God Therese of Jesus.  Born Anna Marie Lindenberg in Munster, she founded the Carmelite Nuns of the Ancient Observance, bringing the Discalced Carmelites to America.  Her cause was opened long ago but does not seem to have much recent activity.

Also 11 April, in 2006 in Lima, Peru, the repose of the Servant of God Joseph Walijewski.  A secular priest born in Michigan, he spent most of his life ministering to the poor in Peru.  His cause was officially opened in 2013.

S Vincent Ferrer, ora pro nobis.

All the saints, orate pro nobis.

All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.

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