10 to 16 May 2015

The round up for 10 to 16 May 2015.

On 16 May in Venice will be the beatification of Luigi Caburlotto.  He was a secular priest from Italy and founder of the Daughters of Saint Joseph of Venice.

Sunday 10 May, the feast of S Damien of Molokai.  A priest with the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, he served for many years as a missionary in the leper colony of Molokai in the Kingdom of Hawaii.  He was canonized in 2009.

Also 10 May, in 2009 in De Pere, Wisconsin, the repose of Robert John Cornell.  A Norbertine priest, he is one of only two priests to have served as a voting member of the United States Congress, serving two terms from 1974 to 1978.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Monday 11 May, in 1752 near Rockdale, Texas, the death of Jose Francisco Ganzabal.  A Franciscan priest, he was killed because he stood up to the dissolute behavior of the Spanish soldiers in his mission.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 11 May, in 1936 in Rhode Island, the repose of Marie Rose Ferron.  Born in Canada, she spent most of her life in Rhode Island, where she was reputed to be a stigmatist.  I am not aware of a cause for her canonization.

Also 11 May, of interest in Brazil, the feast of S Antonio Galvao de Franca.

Tuesday 12 May, on 1582 in New Mexico, the killing of Francisco Lopez.  A Franciscan priest, he was attacked and killed while praying by a Tigua.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Wednesday 13 May, of interest to the Breton, the repose of the Servant of God Yvon Nicolazic.  A Breton farmer and layman, he saw a vision of S Anne, mother of Mary, who revealed to him the site of her lost image.  The diocesan phase of his cause closed in 2012.

Thursday 14 May, in 1949 in North Korea, the disappearance of the Servant of God Hong Yong-Ho Franciscus Borgia.  Among the eighty companions in his martyrdom cause are the Americans the Servants of God James Maginn, Patrick Brennan, and Patrick Byrne.  Their causes were united in 2014.

Also 14 May, in 1945 in China, the killing of Otto Rauschenbach.  A Maryknoll priest from Missouri, he was working in the missions in China when he was shot by bandits and robbed.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 14 May, of interest in Chile, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Mariano Avellana la Sierra.

Friday 15 May, in 1948 in Berlin, the repose of the Servant of God Edward Flanagan.  Born in Ireland, he came to America and became a secular priest.  He is best known for his work founding Boys Town, but died in post-war Germany trying to help deal with the poverty of the German reconstruction.  His cause was opened in 2012.

Also 15 May, in 1949 in New York, the repose of Peter Maurin.  Born in France, he co-founded the Catholic Worker movement.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Saturday 16 May, the feast of S Brendan of Clonfort, the Irish monk said to have led a voyage to the Americas in the sixth century.

Also 16 May, of interest in Canada, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Marie-Clement Staub.

S Damien the Leper, ora pro nobis.

S Frei Galvao, ora pro nobis.

S Brendan the Navigator, ora pro nobis.

All the saints, orate pro nobis.

All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.

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