May 5: Blessed Caterina Cittadini

May 5, 2011

Blessed Caterina Cittadini, 1801 – 1857 Read the rest of this entry »

May 23: Blessed Wincenty Matuszewski

May 23, 2010


Blessed Wincenty Matuszewski, 1869 – 1940


May 17: Blessed Giulia Salzano

May 17, 2010

Blessed Giulia Salzano, 1846 – 1929 Read the rest of this entry »


May 2: Blessed Stanislas Kazimierczyk

May 3, 2010

Blessed Stanislas Kazimierczyk, 1433 – 1489 Read the rest of this entry »


March 24: Blessed Maria Karlowska, Foundress – Good Shepherd Sisters

March 24, 2010

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Blessed Maria Karlowska
1865 – 1935 Read the rest of this entry »


March 20: Saint Józef Bilczewski

March 20, 2010

Saint Józef Bilczewski, 1860 – 1923


September 24: Blessed Anton Martin Slomsek

September 24, 2009

Blessed Anton Martin Slomsek
1800 – 1862 Read the rest of this entry »


September 23: Blessed Bernardina Maria Jablonska

September 23, 2009

Blessed Bernardina Maria Jablonska
1878 -1940


June 6: Blessed Józef Innocenty Guz, Martyr Of Poland

June 6, 2009


Blessed Józef Innocenty Guz, 1890 – 1940 Read the rest of this entry »


May 25: Saint Cristobal Magallanes

May 25, 2009

Saint Cristobal Magallanes, 1869 – 1927 Read the rest of this entry »


May 25: Saint Agustin Caloca Cortes, Martyr of Mexico

May 25, 2009


Saint Agustin Caloca Cortes
1898 – 1927


May 24: Blessed Blessed Louis-Zéphirin Moreau Of Canada

May 24, 2009


Blessed Louis-Zéphirin Moreau, 1824 – 1901


May 23: Blessed Józef Kurzawa, New Martyr Of Poland

May 23, 2009

Blessed Józef Kurzawa, 1910 – 1940
Diocesan Priest Martyr


May 22: Blessed Maria Domenica Brun Barbantini

May 22, 2009

Blessed Maria Domenica Brun Barbantini, 1789 – 1868 Read the rest of this entry »


May 17: Blessed Ivan Ziatyk – Greek Catholic New Martyr

May 17, 2009

Blessed Ivan Ziatyk, 1899 – 1952 Read the rest of this entry »


May 5: Blessed Grzegorz Boleslaw Frackowiak, New Martyr Of Poland

May 5, 2009
  Blessed Grzegorz Boleslaw Frackowiak, 1911-1943 Read the rest of this entry »

May 3: Blessed Blessed Marie-Leonie Paradis, Foundress From Canada

May 3, 2009

Blessed Marie-Leonie Paradis, 1840 – 1912 Read the rest of this entry »


May 2: Blessed William Tirry, Martyr Of Ireland

May 2, 2009

Blessed William Tirry, 1608 – 1654 Read the rest of this entry »


May 1: Blessed Kliment Septyckyj, Greek Catholic New Martyr

May 1, 2009

Blessed Kliment Septyckyj, 1869 – 1951  Read the rest of this entry »


April 20: Blessed Chiara Bosatta

April 20, 2009

Blessed Chiara Bosatta, 1858 – 1887


Blessed Anastazy Jakub Pankiewicz, April 20

April 20, 2009

blessed-anastazy-jakub-pankiewicz-priest-and-martyr-apr-20Blessed Anastazy Jakub Pankiewicz, Priest and Martyr
Nagórzany, Poland, July 9, 1882 – Linz, Austria, April 20, 1942

Jakub Pankiewicz was born in Nagorzanach, Poland, July 9, 1882. He was accepted by the Friars Minor in the Province of the Immaculate Conception in 1900. He made his solemn profession of vows on February 24, 1904, taking the name Anastazy. Ordained a priest in 1906, he was Guardian in various fraternities, built the minor seminary in the industrial city of Lodz and was among the founders of the Congregation of the Sisters of Christ the King Antoniana. Arrested on October 10, 1941, he was interned in Dachau. He died April 20, 1942, on the road leading to the crematorium of Hartheim near Linz in Austria. Preparing himself for death with the Sacrament of Reconciliation, he helped a fellow prisoner on board the car after a German soldier closed the door of the car cutting both his hands. His body was burned and the ashes were scattered. John Paul II beatified him in Warsaw on June 13, 1999 with 107 other Polish martyrs.
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Blessed Savina Petrilli, April 18

April 18, 2009

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Blessed Savina Petrilli

Siena, August 29, 1851 – April 18, 1923

Roman Martyrology: In Siena, Blessed Sabina Petrilli, virgin, who founded the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena to meet the needs of girls in need and the poor.

Savina Petrilli was born in Siena on August 29, 1851, the second daughter of Celso and Matilde Venturini. At age 15, she was enrolled in the Congregation of the Daughters of Mary and was elected president. Two years later, she issed her first vow of virginity for a year. In 1869 she was received by Pope Pius IX, who urged her to walk in the footsteps of St. Catherine. On August 15, 1873 in the chapel of the family home, with five others, she issued her vows of chastity, poverty and obedience, in the presence of her confessor and with the consent of Archbishop Mgr. Enrico Bindi, who granted permission to begin work for the benefit of the poor. Read the rest of this entry »


March 27: Blessed Francesco Faà di Bruno

March 27, 2009

Blessed Francesco Faà di Bruno
1825-1888


March 26: Blessed Maddalena Caterina Morano

March 26, 2009

Blessed Maddalena Caterina Morano
1847-1908


March 25: Blessed Omeljan Kovc, Greek Catholic Martyr & Righteous Among The Nations

March 25, 2009
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Blessed Omeljan Kovc, 1884-1944
Greek Catholic Martyr & Righteous Among The Nations Read the rest of this entry »

March 25: Blessed Omeljan Kovc, Greek Catholic Martyr & Righteous Among The Nations

March 25, 2009
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Blessed Omeljan Kovc
1884 – 1944
Greek Catholic Martyr & Righteous Among The Nations Read the rest of this entry »

March 24: Blessed Maria Karlowska, Foundress – Good Shepherd Sisters

March 24, 2009

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Blessed Maria Karlowska, 1865-1935

Foundress of the Good Shepherd Sisters, she worked for the moral and social rehabilitation of prostitutes, and cared for those suffering from venereal diseases.

She is an intercessor for our times.


March 23: Blessed Metod Dominik Trčka, Greek Catholic New Martyr Of Slovakia

March 23, 2009

 

Blessed Metod Dominik Trčka

1886-1959 Read the rest of this entry »


March 22: Blessed Bronisław Komorowski – New Martyr Of Poland

March 22, 2009

Blessed Bronisław Komorowski
1889-1940 Read the rest of this entry »


March 20: Saint Jósef Bilczewski

March 20, 2009

Saint Jósef Bilczewski, 1860 – 1923


March 19: Blessed Narcyz Turchan, Polish New Martyr

March 19, 2009

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Blessed Narcyz Turchan
1879 – 1942


Blessed Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi, January 20

January 20, 2009

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Igboezunu, 1903-January 20, 1964, Leicester

Nigeria’s first blessed, was beatified by Pope John Paul II on March 22, 1998 at Onitsha. He was born in 1903, in Igboezunu in southern Nigeria in the Igbo tribe, the actors in the 1967-70 civil war of Biafra. Iwene (this is the first name) was sent to school by the missionaries, who were in Nigeria since 1890. At nine years was christened with the name of Michael. Overcoming the opposition of parents in 1925, he entered the seminary at Igbarian, becoming a priest in 1937 in the Cathedral of Onitsha. Appointed parish priest in Dunukofia, he engaged in a vast work of evangelization, allowing many to overcome superstition and perceived injustices in the name of religion. From 1945 to 1949 he was pastor at Aguleri. Following the desire of the bishop of the diocese have a monastic Tanso father went to England, entering in 1950 nell’abbazia Trappist Mount St. Bernard. In 1952 he was admitted to the novitiate, becoming one Cipriano issuing in 1956 his perpetual vows. In 1964, when traveling to Cameroon to lead the new monastic community, he was struck by an aortic aneurysm on January 20 that brought him to the hospital death of Leicester.

Roman Martyrology: In the monastery of Mount Saint Bernard in Leicester in England, blessed Cipriano (Michael) Iwene Tanso, Cistercian priest was born in the region of Onitsha in Nigeria, yet the child professed, against the wishes of the family, the Christian faith and was ordained a priest, with great zeal, he devoted himself to the pastoral care, as long as made monk deserved the crown of his holy life with a holy death.

SOURCE: Santi e Beati


January 9: Blessed Tommaso Reggio

January 9, 2009

Blessed Tommaso Reggio, 1818 – 1901 Read the rest of this entry »


January 1: Saint Zygmunt Gorazdowski

January 1, 2009

 
Saint Zygmunt Gorazdowski, 1845 – 1920
“Father of the poor and priest of the homeless”


December 26: Blessed Agatha Phutta, New Martyr Of Thailand

December 26, 2008


December 23: Saint Anthony de Saint Anne Galvão

December 23, 2008

Saint Anthony de Saint Anne Galvão, 1739 – 1822


October 30: Blessed Oleksa Zarytsky, Greek Catholic Martyr, 1912-1963

October 30, 2008

Blessed Oleksa Zarytsky
Greek Catholic Martyr 
1912 – 1963 Read the rest of this entry »


October 15: Blessed Narciso Basté Basté

October 15, 2008

Blessed Narciso Basté Basté
1866 – 1936 Read the rest of this entry »


October 14: Blessed Ana María Aranda Riera

October 14, 2008

Blessed Ana María Aranda Riera
1888 – 1936


ZENIT: “As Christians of Her Country Face Persecution” Meet Saint Alfonsa of the Immaculate Conception. 

October 12, 2008

ZENIT: India to Have 1st Female Saint, As Christians of Her Country Face Persecution

ROME, OCT. 10, 2008 (Zenit.org).- As Christians in India continue to face persecution for their faith, they will have a new advocate in the figure of soon-to-be St. Alfonsa of the Immaculate Conception. Blessed Alfonsa (born Anna Muttathupadathu) is one of four people to be canonized by Benedict XVI this Sunday. The other Read the rest of this entry »


October 12: Blessed Pacifico de Valencia

October 12, 2008

Blessed Pacifico de Valencia
1874 – 1936


October 11: Blessed Ángel Ramos Velázquez

October 11, 2008

Blessed Ángel Ramos Velázquez
1876 – 1936


October 10: Blessed Angela Maria Truszkowska

October 10, 2008

Blessed Angela Maria Truszkowska
1825 – 1899 Read the rest of this entry »


October 9: Blessed Julián Alfredo, Martyr of Spain

October 9, 2008

Blessed Julián Alfredo
1904 – 1934


October 7: Blessed José Llosá Balaguer, Martyr Of Spain

October 7, 2008

Blessed José Llosá Balaguer
1901 – 1936


October 5: Blessed Alberto Marvelli

October 5, 2008

Blessed Alberto Marvelli
1918 – 1946 Read the rest of this entry »


October 4: Blessed Alfredo Pellicer Muñoz

October 4, 2008

Blessed Alfredo Pellicer Muñoz
1914 – 1936


October 1: Blessed Alvaro Sanjuan Canet

October 1, 2008

Blessed Alvaro Sanjuan Canet
1908 – 1936


September 30: Blessed Federico Albert

September 30, 2008

Blessed Federico Albert
1820 – 1876


September 29: Blessed Dario Hernández Morato

September 29, 2008

Blessed Dario Hernández Morato
1880 – 1936