24 to 30 May 2015

The round up for 24 to 30 May 2015.

There are no beatifications scheduled for this week.

Sunday 24 May, in 1665, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Maria of Agreda.  A religious with the Order of the Immaculate Conception, she was also a visionary and a writer.  Among her powers was said to be that of bilocation, permitting her to teach the Native American tribes of the American Southwest without ever leaving her cloister.  She was titled Venerable by Clement X in 1673.

Also 24 May, in 1966 in Paris, the repose of Pierre de Lagarde Boal.  Son of Theodore Boal, Pierre was a diplomat and a military man, a convert to the Faith and the builder of the Columbus Chapel.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 24 May, of interest in Argentina, Peru, Australia, and New Zealand, the feast of Mary under the title Help of Christians.

Also 24 May, of interest in Canada, the memorial of the Blessed Louis-Zephirin Moreau.

Monday 25 May, in 1971 in Haiti, the killing of Renaud Bouffard.  A priest from Maine with the Missionaries Oblates of Mary Immaculate, he was killed in a robbery gone bad during his service ministering to the poor in Haiti.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 25 May, of interest in Argentina and Puerto Rico, the feast of Mary under the title Mother of the Church.

Tuesday 26 May, in 1866 in Brooklyn, the repose of Charles Constantine Pise.  A priest from Maryland, at one time a Jesuit, he was a renowned writer and also the first — as yet only — Catholic to serve as chaplain to the United States Senate.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 26 May, of interest in Ecuador, the feast of S Mariana de Jesus Paredes Flores.

Wednesday 27 May, I have nothing.

Thursday 28 May, the repose in Brittany in 1790 of Joseph-Pierre de Bonnecamps.  A Breton Jesuit priest, in 1749 he offered the first known Mass in western Pennsylvania.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Friday 29 May, in 2013 in Chicago, the repose of Andrew Greeley.  A priest and sociologist, he is best known for his popular writing, both fiction and nonfiction.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Saturday 30 May, I have nothing.

Mary, Help of Christians, ora pro nobis.

Mary, Mother of the Church, ora pro nobis.

S Mariana of Jesus, ora pro nobis.

All the saints, orate pro nobis.

All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.

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