12 to 18 July 2015

The round up for the week of 12 to 18 July 2015.

There are no beatifications scheduled for this week.

Sunday 12 July, in 1989 in Kenya, the killing of Agnes Reinkemeyer.  A religious with the Franciscan Sisters of Mercy born in Missouri, she was killed by robbers as she prayed in the chapel in the mission where she had worked for the previous six years.  I am not aware of a cause for her canonization.

Also 12 July, of interest in Colombia, the memorial of the Blessed Mariano de Jesus Euse Hoyos.

Monday 13 July, in 1963 in Puerto Rico, the memorial of the Blessed Carlos Manuel Cecilio Rodriguez Santiago.  A layman, the only American layman to be beatified so far, he was a catechist recognized for his personal holiness and for his behavior in the face of the chronic illness that would eventually kill him.  Unusually, his cause was entirely lay-led, culminating in his beatification in 2001.

Also 13 July, the feast of S Henry.

Also 13 July, the repose of King Henry IX of England, the last Stuart claimant to the throne.  Unlike his brothers, Kings Charles III and James III, Henry did not militarily contest the throne.  Rather, he served as Cardinal Bishop, living out his life in Italy.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 13 July, of interest in Chile, the feast of S Juana Fernandez Solar.

Tuesday 14 July, the feast of S Kateri Tekakwitha.  (17 April in Canada.)  Known as the Lily of the Mohawks, this laywoman, born in New York, fled an abusive family and lived with the Jesuits in Quebec.  She was known for her personal holiness and revered from her death, but was only canonized in 2012.

Also 14 July, in 1913 in Dublin, the repose of John Bannon.  A Jesuit priest, born in Dublin, he came to America in the middle of the nineteenth century.  Seeing the way the poor Irish were being recruited — sometimes in Ireland herself — as cannon fodder for the Union army, he worked in opposition, going so far as to travel to Rome and seek the Pope’s support.  After the war he returned to Ireland.  I am not aware of a cause for his canonization.

Also 14 July, of interest to the Breton, in 1793 near Nantes the repose of Jacques Cathelineau.  The commander of the Vendeen resistance to the French Republic, he was captured and killed by the state.  He is popularly known as The Saint of Anjou and has been revered since his death, but his official cause for canonization was cut short when the building containing his records was bombed in 1944.

Also 14 July, of interest in Peru, the feast of S Francis Solanus.

Wednesday 15 July, in 1964 in Milwaukee, the repose of the Servant of God Mario Hiriart Pulido.  A layman from Chile, he was in Wisconsin seeking medical treatment and is more properly a prospective Chilean saint.  There he is known for his personal holiness and for his role in the early days of the Schonstatt movement in the Americas.  His positio was sent to Rome in 2012.

Thursday 16 July, of interest in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, and Puerto Rico, the feast of Mary under the title Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Friday 17 July, in 1781 in the Mission of Ss Pedro and Pablo, the killing of Juan Marcello Diaz and Jose Matias Moreno.  Franciscan priests, they were killed on the first day of a Yumas uprising.  I am not aware of a cause for their canonization.

Also 17 July, the execution of Tsar Nicholas II and his companions, including the Catholic Alexei Trupp.

Also 17 July, of interest in Brazil, the memorial of the Blessed Inacio de Azevedo and his 39 Jesuit Companions.

Saturday 18 July, I have nothing.

Mary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, ora pro nobis.

S Henry, ora pro nobis.

S Teresa of the Andes, ora pro nobis.

S Kateri Tekakwitha, ora pro nobis.

S Francis Solanus, ora pro nobis.

All the saints, orate pro nobis.

All the martyrs, orate pro nobis.

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