The round up for 31 May to 6 June 2015.
On Sunday 31 May, in France, will be beatified Louis-Edouard Cestac. He was a French priest and co-founded the Servants of Mary.
Sunday 31 May, in 1915 in Turkey, the repose of the Servant of God Marie de Mandat-Grancey. A French religious with the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul, she was also a visionary who found Mary’s house at Ephesus. American devotion to her cause led to the Diocese of Kansas City-Saint Joseph handling the diocesan phase of her cause, which closed in 2014.
Also 31 May, of interest to the Breton, in 1970 in Cambodia, the killing of the Servant of God Noel Grannec. A Breton priest with the Paris Foreign Mission Society, he is one of a couple of Bretons in the recently opened collective cause for martyrdom in Cambodia.
Monday 1 June, in 1706 in Detroit, the killing of Constantin Delhalle. A Franciscan Recollect priest, he was shot while trying to negotiate peace between warring tribes of Native Americans. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Also 1 June, in 1972, the repose of Paul Francis Leibold. Archbishop of Cincinnati, he was advisor to the reputed seer Sister Neuzil. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Tuesday 2 June, of interest to the Breton, in 1954 in Laos, the killing of the Blesseds Joseph Tien, Jean-Baptiste Malo, Rene Bubroux, Louis Leroy, Michel Coquelet, Vincent L’Henoret, Noel Tenaud, Joseph Outhay Phangphumi, Marcel Denis, Jean Wauthier, Lucien Galan, Thomas Khampheuane Inthirath, Joseph Boissel, Luc Sy, and Maisam Pho Inpenu. Of these, three were Bretons, viz. Jean-Baptiste Malo, Vincent L’Henoret, and Joseph Boissel. Also, the Diocese of Nantes oversaw the cause for their martyrdom, which was concluded this month.
Wednesday 3 June, in 1992 in San Pedro, California, the repose of the Servant of God Patrick Peyton. An Irish priest with the Congregation of the Holy Cross, he is best known for his promotion of the devotion of the rosary. The diocesan phase of his cause closed in 2012.
Also 3 June, in 1548 in Mexico City, the repose of Juan de Zumarraga. A Franciscan priest from Spain, he was the first Bishop and Archbishop of Mexico, Protector of the Indians, and the first Bishop of the American Southwest. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Also 3 June, of interest in Canada, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Vital-Justin Grandin.
Thursday 4 June, in 1957 in Rome, the repose of the Blessed Mary Elizabeth Hesselblad. Born in Sweden, she was a religious who founded the Bridgettine Sisters. Most of her religious work was done in Europe and she is not considered an American beata, but it is worth noting she converted to the Faith while she was living and working in the United States. She was beatified in 2000.
Also 4 June, in 1696 in New Mexico, the Second Pueblo Revolt, including the killings of Francisco de Jesus Maria Casanas, Jose de Arbizu, Antonio de Carbonel, Francisco Corvera, and Antonio Moreno, Franciscan priests. I am not aware of a cause for their canonization.
Also 4 June, of interest in Bolivia, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Paul Emilian Reynaud. (The title seems to be popular, not official.)
Friday 5 June, I have nothing.
Saturday 6 June, in 1977 in Arnaudville, Lousiana, the repose of the Servant of God Auguste Pelafigue. A layman from France, the memory of his personal holiness is such that a cause for his canonization has been recently, of as yet unofficially, opened.
Also 6 June, in 1736 on Massacre Island between Minnesota and Ontario, the killing of Jean Pierre Aulneau. A French Jesuit, protomartyr of Minnesota, he was caught up in a massacre of Frenchmen by British-allied Native Americans. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
All the saints, orate pro nobis.
All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.