The round up for the week of 21 to 27 June 2015.
Saturday 27 June will see the canonizations of Louis and Marie Martin, Vincenzo Grossi, and Mary of the Immaculate Conception.
Sunday 21 June, in 1983 in Massachusetts, the repose of the Servant of God Joseph Muzquiz. A priest from Spain, he is credited with bringing the Opus Dei movement to America. The diocesan phase of his cause closed in 2014.
Also 21 June, in 1970 in Kentucky, the repose of Elias. Born Charles Simpson, he was a Trappist brother. Overshadowed by his more well-known contemporary Thomas Merton, he was remembered by his brothers for his holiness. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Monday 22 June and Tuesday 23 June, I have nothing.
Wednesday 24 June, of interest in Mexico, the feast of S Anastasia Guadaloupe Garcia Zavala.
Thursday 25 June, in 1975 in Honduras, the repose of the Servant of God Casimir. Born Michael Cypher in Wisconsin, this Franciscan priest was killed by soldiers who were hunting another priest, becoming the first American priest killed by the right-wing forces in Central America. His cause has been opened as a martyr.
Also 25 June, in 1894 near Howard, Pennsylvania, the repose of Bernard Lauth. An Alsatian, he is credited with several patents for steel working inventions and owned a steel works in Centre County. He also established S Bernard’s church and graveyard near Howard for his workers and his family. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Also 25 June, of interest in Mexico, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Moises Lira Serafin.
Also 25 June, also of interest in Mexico, the repose of the Venerable Servant of God Pablo de Anda Padilla.
Friday 26 June, in 1839 in Indiana, the repose of the Servant of God Simon Brute. Born in Brittany, he lived through the French Revolution and then went on to become a priest. He agreed to come to America, where he would become the first Bishop of the current Diocese of Indianapolis. His cause is still in the diocesan phase.
Also 26 June, in 1549 in Florida, the killing of Luis de Cancer de Barbastro, Diego de Tolosa, and Fuentes. Dominicans (the first two priests and the last a brother) from Spain, they are the protomartyrs of Florida, having been killed by Native Americans soon after their arrival. I am not aware of a cause for their canonization.
Also 26 June, of interest to the Breton, the memorial of the Blessed Therese-Madeline Fantou. A Breton religious with the Daughters of Charity of S Vincent de Paul, she was martyred by the French Revolution in 1794 in Cambrai. She and fourteen companions martyred in Cambrai were declared Blessed in 1920.
Saturday 27 June, in 1942 in the Pacific, the death of James Hennessey. A missionary in the Solomon Islands, he was taken prisoner by the Japanese and died when the prison ship on which he was being transported was torpedoed by an American submarine. I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.
Also 27 June, the anniversary of the lynching of Joseph Smith.
Also 27 June, of interest in Canada, the memorial of the Blesseds Vasyl Velychkowsky and Nykyta Budka.
Ss Louis and Marie Martin, orate pro nobis.
S Vincenzo Grossi, ora pro nobis.
S Mary of the Immaculate Conception, ora pro nobis.
S Mother Lupita, ora pro nobis.
All the saints, orate pro nobis.
All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.