14 to 20 June 2015

The round up for 14 to 20 June 2015.

There are no beatifications scheduled for this week.

Sunday 14 June, in 1996 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, the killing of William Loperna Soto.  A Dominican priest born in Puerto Rico, he had worked for many years with the poor.  He was killed in a robbery gone bad.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 14 June, in 2005 in Harrisburg, the repose of James Hogan.  A secular priest from Philadelphia, he served as the sixth Bishop of Altoona-Johnstown from 1966 to 1986.  He attended all four sessions of Vatican II and was the first Bishop of Altoona-Johnstown to retire from that position.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 14 June, of interest in Brazil, the memorial of the Blessed Francesca de Paula de Jesus, called Nha Chica.

Monday 15 June, in 2002 in Ohio, the repose of the Servant of God Gwen Coniker.  A married laywoman, she co-founded the Apostalate for Family Consecration.  Her cause opened in 2007.

Also 15 June, in 2014 in South Africa, the killing of Mary Paul Tacke.  A religious with the Sisters of the Precious Blood, she had spent many years working in South Africa, largely with abandoned children.  She was killed in a carjacking.  I am not aware of interest in a cause for her canonization.

Also 15 June, of interest in Brazil, the memorial of the Blessed Albertina Berkenbrock.

Tuesday 16 June, I have nothing.

Wednesday 17 June, in 1886 in Paris, the repose of Mary Aloysia Hardey.  From Maryland, she became a religious with the Society of the Sacred Heart and is credited with founding the first houses of that Order in the United States, Canada and Cuba.  I am not aware of a cause for her canonization.

Thursday 18 June, in 1675 in Martinique, the repose of Joseph Anthony de la Riviere Poncet.  A Jesuit priest, he served on the New York-Quebec border where he, like the North American Martyrs, was captured and tortured by the Native Americans.  He was able to escape and got back to Europe.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 18 June, of interest in Ecuador, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Julio Maria Matovelle Maldonado.

Also 18 June, of interest in Canada, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Jeanne Mance.

Friday 19 June, I have nothing.

Saturday 20 June, in Minnesota in 2009, the repose of Tim Vakoc.  A priest and chaplain, he was serving with the American forces in Iraq when the vehicle in which he was traveling was hit by an IED.  He died some years afterward from trauma sustained in the incident, becoming the only chaplain to die as a result of combat since Vietnam.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 20 June, of interest to the Breton, the execution in Paris in 1974 of the Servant of God Therese Guillaudeu du Plessis veuve des Bassablons.  A widow and a religious with the Society of the Daughters of the Heart of Mary, she was killed by the Revolutionary Tribunal during the aftermath of the French Revolution.  Her cause, with thirty-seven other proposed martyrs, completed its diocesan phase in 1924.

All the saints, orate pro nobis.

All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.

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