Our Sunday Visitor's Catholic Almanac
1979: Margarret Ebner (Feb. 24); Francis Coll, O.P., Jacques Laval, S.S.Sp. (Apr. 29); Enrique de Ossó y Cervelló (Oct. 14).
1980: José de Anchieta, Peter of St. Joseph Betancur, Francois de Montmorency Laval, Kateri Tekakwitha, Marie Guyart of the Incarnation (June 22); Don Luigi Orione, Bartolomea Longo, Maria Anna Sala (Oct. 26).
1981: Sixteen Martyrs of Japan (Lorenzo Ruiz and Companions) (Feb 18; canonized Oct. 18, 1987); Maria Repetto, Alan de Solminihac, Richard Pampuri, Claudine Thevenet, Aloysius (Luigi) Scrosoppi (Oct. 4).
1982: Peter Donders, C.SS.R., Marie Rose Durocher, Andre Bessette, C.S.C., Maria Angela Astorch, Marie Rivier (May 23); Fra Angelico (equivalent beatification) (July); Jeanne Jugan, Salvatore Lilli and 7 Armenian Companions (Oct. 3); Sr. Angela of the Cross (Nov. 5).
1983: Maria Gabriella Sagheddu (Jan. 25); Luigi Versiglia, Callisto Caravario (May 15); Ursula Ledochowska (June 20); Raphael (Jozef) Kalinowski, Bro. Albert (Adam Chmielowski), T.O.R. (June 22); Giacomo Cusmano, Jeremiah of Valachia, Domingo Iturrate Zubero (Oct. 30); Marie of Jesus Crucified (Marie Bouardy) (Nov. 13).
1984: Fr. William Repin and 98 Companions (Martyrs of Angers during French Revolution), Giovanni Mazzucconi (Feb. 19); Marie Leonie Paradis (Sept. 11); Federico Albert, Clemente Marchisio, Isidore of St. Joseph (Isidore de Loor), Rafaela Ybarra de Villalongo (Sept. 30); José Manyanet y Vives, Daniel Brottier, C.S.Sp., Sr. Elizabeth of the Trinity (Elizabeth Catez) (Nov. 25).
1985: Mercedes of Jesus (Feb. 1); Ana de los Angeles Monteagudo (Feb. 2); Pauline von Mallinckrodt, Catherine Troiani (Apr. 14); Benedict Menni, Peter Friedhofen (June 23); Anwarite Nangapeta (Aug. 15); Virginae Centurione Bracelli (Sept. 22); Diego Luis de San Vitores, S.J., Jose M. Rubio y Peralta, S.J., Francisco Garate, S.J. (Oct. 6); Titus Brandsma, O.Carm. (Nov. 3); Pio Campidelli, C.P., Marie Teresa of Jesus Gerhardinger, Rafqa Ar-Rayes (Nov. 17).
1986: Alphonsa Mattathupandatu of the Immaculate Conception, Kuriakose Elias Chavara (Feb. 8); Antoine Chevrier (Oct. 4); Teresa Maria of the Cross Manetti (Oct. 19).
1987: Maria Pilar of St. Francis Borgia, Teresa of the Infant Jesus, Maria Angeles of St. Joseph, Cardinal Marcellis Spinola y Maestre, Emmanuel Domingo y Sol (Mar. 29); Teresa of Jesus “de los Andes” (Apr. 3); Edith Stein (Teresa Benedicta of the Cross) (May 1); Rupert Meyer, S.J. (May 3); Pierre-Francois Jamet, Cardinal Andrea Carlo Ferrari, Benedicta Cambiagio Frassinello, Louis Moreau (May 10); Carolina Kozka, Michal Kozal (June 10); George Matulaitis (Matulewicz) (June 28); Marcel Callo, Pierino Morosini, Antonia Mesina (Oct. 4); Blandina Marten, Ulricke Nische, Jules Reche (Bro. Arnold) (Nov. 1); 85 Martyrs (d. between 1584-1689) of England, Scotland and Wales (Nov. 22).
1988: John Calabria, Joseph Nascimbeni (Apr. 17); Pietro Bonilli, Kaspar Stangassinger, Francisco Palau y Quer, Savina Petrilli (Apr. 24), Laura Vicuna (Sept. 3); Joseph Gerard (Sept. 11); Miguel Pro, Giuseppe Benedetto Dusmet, Francisco Faa di Bruno, Junipero Serra, Frederick Jansoone, Josefa Naval Girbes (Sept. 25); Bernardo Maria Silvestrelli, Charles Houben, Honoratus Kozminski (Oct. 16); Niels Stensen (Nicolaus Steno) (Oct. 23); Katharine Drexel, 3 Missionary Martyrs of Ethiopia (Liberato Weiss, Samuel Marzorati, Michele Pio Fasoli) (Nov. 20).
1989: Martin of Saint Nicholas, Melchior of St. Aug.ine, Mary of Jesus of the Good Shepherd, Maria Margaret Caiani, Maria of Jesus Siedliska, Maria Catherine of St. Aug.ine (Apr. 23); Victoria Rasoamanarivo (Apr. 30); Bro. Scubilionis (John Bernard Rousseau) (May 2); Elizabeth Renzi, Antonio Lucci (June 17); Niceforo de Jesus y Maria (Vicente Diez Tejerina and 25 Companions (martyred in Spain), Lorenzo Salvi, Gertrude Caterina Comensoli, Francisca Ana Cirer Carbonell (Oct. 1); 7 Martyrs from Thailand (Philip Sipong, Sr. Agnes Phila, Sr. Lucia Khambang, Agatha Phutta, Cecilia Butsi, Bibiana Khampai, Maria Phon), Timothy Giaccardo, Mother Maria of Jesus Deluil-Martiny (Oct. 22); Giuseppe Baldo (Oct. 31).
1990: 9 Martyrs of Astoria during Spanish Civil War (De la Salle Brothers Cyrill Bertran, Marciano Jose, Julian Alfredo, Victoriano Pio, Benjamin Julian, Aug.o Andres, Benito de Jesus, Aniceto Adolfo; and Passionist priest Innocencio Inmaculada), Mercedes Prat, Manuel Barbal Cosan (Brother Jaime), Philip Rinaldi (Apr. 29); Juan Diego (confirmation of Apr. 9 decree), 3 Child Martyrs (Cristobal, Antonio and Juan), Fr. Jose Maria de Yermo y Parres (May 6); Pierre Giorgio Frassati (May 20); Hanibal Maria Di Francia, Joseph Allamano (Oct. 7); Marthe Aimee LeBouteiller, Louise Therese de Montaignac de Chauvance, Maria Schinina, Elisabeth Vendramini (Nov. 4).
1991: Annunciata Cocchetti, Marie Therese Haze, Clara Bosatta (Apr. 21); Jozef Sebastian Pelczar (June 2); Boleslava Lament (June 5); Rafael Chylinski (June 9); Angela Salawa (Aug. 13); Edoardo Giuseppe Rosaz (July 14, Susa, Italy); Pauline of the Heart of Jesus in Agony Visentainer (Oct. 18, Brazil); Adolph Kolping (Oct. 27).
1992: Josephine Bakhita, Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer (May 17); Francesco Spinelli (June 21, Caravaggio, Italy); 17 Irish Martyrs, Rafael Arnáiz Barón, Nazaria Ignacia March Mesa, Léonie Françoise de Sales Aviat, and Maria Josefa Sancho de Guerra (Sept. 27); 122 Martyrs of Spanish Civil War, Narcisa Martillo Morán (Oct. 25); Cristóbal Magellanes and 24 companions, Mexican martyrs, and Maria de Jesús Sacramentado Venegas (Nov. 22).
1993: Dina Belanger (Mar. 20); John Duns Scotus (Mar. 20, cult solemnly recognized); Mary Angela Truszkowska, Ludovico of Casoria, Faustina Kowalska, Paula Montal Fornés (Apr. 18); Stanislaus Kazimierczyk (Apr. 18, cult solemnly recognized); Maurice Tornay, Marie-Louise Trichet, Columba Gabriel and Florida Cevoli (May 16); Giuseppe Marello (Sept. 26); Eleven martyrs of Almeria, Spain, during Spanish Civil War (2 bishops, 7 brothers, l priest, l lay person); Victoria Diez y Bustos de Molina, Maria Francesca (Anna Maria) Rubatto; Pedro Castroverde, Maria Crucified (Elisabetta Maria) Satellico (Oct. 10).
1994: Isidore Bakanja, Elizabeth Canori Mora; Dr. Gianna Beretta Molla (Apr. 24); Nicolas Roland, Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga, Maria Rafols, Petra of St. Joseph Perez Florida, Josephine Vannini (Oct. 16); Magdalena Caterina Morano (Nov. 5); Hyacinthe Marie Cormier, Marie Poussepin, Agnes de Jesus Galand, Eugenia Joubert, Claudio Granzotto (Nov. 20).
1995: Peter ToRot (Jan. 17); Mother Mary of the Cross MacKillop (Jan. 19); Joseph Vaz (Jan. 21); Rafael Guizar Valencia, Modestino of Jesus and Mary, Genoveva Torres Morales, Grimoaldo of the Purification (Jan. 29); Johann Nepomuk von Tschiderer (Apr. 30); Maria Helena Stollenwerk, Maria Alvarado Cordozo, Giuseppina Bonino, Maria Domenica Brun Barbantini, Agostino Roscelli (May 7); Damien de Veuster (June 4); 109 Martyrs (64 from French Revolution – Martyrs of La Rochelle – and 45 from Spanish Civil War), Anselm Polanco Fontecha, Felipe Ripoll Morata, and Pietro Casini (Oct. 1); Mary Theresa Scherer, Maria Bernarda Butler and Marguerite Bays (Oct. 29).
1996: Daniel Comboni and Guido Maria Conforti (Mar. 17); Cardinal Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster, O.S.B., Filippo Smaldone and Gennaro Sarnelli (priests) and Candida Maria de Jesus Cipitria y Barriola, Maria Raffaella Cimatti, Maria Antonia Bandres (religious) (May 12), Bernhard Lichtenberg and Karl Leisner (June 23), Wincenty Lewoniuk and 12 companions, Edmund Rice, Maria Ana Mogas Fontcuberta and Marcelina Darowska (Oct 6); Otto Neururer, Jakob Gapp and Catherine Jarrige (Nov. 24).
1997: Bishop Florentino Asensio Barroso, Sr. Maria Encarnacion Rosal of the Sacred Heart, Fr. Gaetano Catanoso, Fr. Enrico Rebuschini and Ceferino Gimenez Malla, first gypsy beatified (May 4); Bernardina Maria Jablonska, Maria Karlowska (June 6); Frédéric Ozanam (Aug. 22); Bartholomew Mary Dal Monte (Sep. 27); Elías del Socorro Nieves, Domenico Lentini, Giovanni Piamarta, Emilie d’Hooghvorst, Maria Teresa Fasce (Oct. 12); John Baptist Scalabrini, Vilmos Apor, María Vicenta of St. Dorothy Chávez Orozco (Nov. 9).
1998: Bishop Vincent Bossilkov, María Sallés, Brigida of Jesus (Mar. 15); Fr. Cyprian Tansi (Mar. 22); Nimatullah al-Hardini, 11 Spanish nuns (May 10); Secondo Polla (May 23); Giovanni Maria Boccardo, Teresa Grillo Chavez, Teresa Bracco (May 24); Jakob Kern, Maria Restituta Kafka, and Anton Schwartz (June 21); Giuseppe Tovini (Sept. 20); Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac (Oct. 3); Antônio de Sant’Anna Galvão, Faustino Miguez, Zeferino Agostini, Mother Theodore Guérin (Oct. 25).
1999: Vicente Soler, and six Augustinian Recollect Companions, Manuel Martin Sierra, Nicolas Barre, Anna Schaeffer (Mar. 7); Padre Pio (May 2); Fr. Stefan Wincenty Frelichowski (June 7); 108 Polish Martyrs, Regina Protmann, Edmund Bojanowski
2000: André de Soveral, Ambrósio Francisco Ferro and 28 Companions, Nicolas Bunkerd Kitbamrung, Maria Stella Mardosewicz and 10 Companions, Pedro Calungsod and Andrew of Phú Yên (March 5); Mariano de Jesus Euse Hoyos, Francis
2001: José Aparicio Sanz and 232 Companions of the Spanish Civil War (March 11); Manuel Gonzalez Garcia, Marie-Anne Blondin, Caterina Volpicelli, Caterina Cittadini, Carlos Manuel Cecilio Rodriguez Santiago (April 29); George Preca, Ignatius Falzon, Maria Adeodata Pisani (May 9); Abp. Jósef Bilczewski and Fr. Sygmunt Gorazdowski, Ukrainian martyrs (June 27).
Alfonso Maria Fusco (1839-1910): Italian priest and founder of the Congregation of the Baptistine Sisters of the Nazarene in 1878, with the purpose of spiritual and educational welfare of orphans and poor boys and girls. Beatified on Oct. 7, 2001.
Emilie Tavernier Gamelin (1800-1851): Canadian sister and founder of the Daughters of Charity, Servants of the Poor in 1843. Her congregation reflected her lifelong concern for the poor and the elderly; currently the congregation has sisters in Canada, the U.S., Chile, Cameroon, Argentina, Haiti, Egypt, El Salvador, and the Philippines. Beatified on Oct. 7, 2001.
Eugenia Picco (1867-1921): Italian sister and Superior General of the Congregation of the Little Daughters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Beatified on Oct. 7, 2001.
Ignatius Maloyan (1869-1915): Turkish-born Armenian bishop and martyr. Maloyan was elected abp. of Mardin by a Bishops’ Synod in Rome in 1911 after restoring the spiritual vitality of the diocese. Arrested in 1915 with his priests and many faithful during the pogrom against the Armenians by the Turks, he was tortured severely and finally executed on June 11. Beatified on Oct. 7, 2001.
Maria Euthymia Üffing (1914-1955): German sister and member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity. During World War II she cared for sick and infectious prisoners of war and foreign workers from various countries. Beatified on Oct. 7, 2001.
Nikolaus Gross (1898-1945): Layperson, father, union activist, opponent of the Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler, and martyr. As a member of the Catholic miners union, the St. Anthony’s Miner Association (Antonius Knappenverein, KAB) and as editor-in-chief of its newspaper, the Westdeutsche Arbeiterzeitung (West German Workers’ Newspaper), he resisted the rise of the Nazis. In Jan. 1945, the Nazis hanged him in Berlin. Beatified on October 7, 2001.
Tommaso Maria Fusco (1831-1891): Italian priest and founder of the Congregation of the Daughters of Charity of the Most Precious Blood in 1873 to care for and educate poor orphan girls. Beatified on Oct. 7, 2001.
Luigi Beltrame (1880-1951) and Maria Quattrocchi (1884-1965):Italian couple married for 50 years. They are considered a superb model for all Christians who embrace the married state. They had four children, three of them in attendance at their beatification on Oct. 21, 2001.
Bartolomeu Fernandes dos Mártires, O.P. (1514-1590): Portuguese archbishop of Braga, Portugal. A member of the Dominicans, he was appointed archbishop in 1558. His time as archbishop was marked by his austerity, pastoral zeal, and commitment to evangelization. He also authored thirty-two books and was a vocal promoter of reform at the Council of Trent. Beatified on Nov. 4, 2001.
Gaetana Sterni (1827-1889): Italian sister and founder of the Sisters of the Divine Will. Initially a member of the Canossian Sisters, she left owing to the sudden death of her mother. In 1860, she founded the Sisters of the Divine Will to care for the poor and forgotten. Beatified on Nov. 4, 2001.
Giovanni Antonio Farina (1803-1888): Italian bishop of Treviso and Vicenza and founder of the Sisters Teachers of St. Dorothy. A gifted teacher, he sought to promote education among the poor by founding schools and the Sisters Teachers. He also ordained Giuseppe Sarto, the future Pope St. Pius X (r. 1903-14). Beatified on Nov. 4, 2001.
Luigi Tezza ( 1841-1923): Italian priest and founder of the Daughters of St. Camillus. A member of the Order of the Ministers of the Sick of St. Camillus, he labored for the congregation in France even after suppression of religious institutes in 1880. He founded the Daughters in 1892 (the institute was approved in 1931) and spent his last 23 years serving in Peru. Beatified on Nov. 4, 2001.
Maria Pilar Izquierdo Albero (1906-1945): Brazilian sister and founder of the Missionary Work of Jesus and Mary. Her congregation had as its apostolate the care of the poor; she also founded the Pious Union of Missionaries of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, and the Missionary Work of Jesus and Mary. Beatified on Nov. 4, 2001.
Metod Dominik Trcka, C.SS.R. (1886-1959): Slovakian Redemptorist superior and victim of Communist oppression. He worked as a missionary in eastern Slovakia and was one of leaders of the Redemptorists in Slovakia throughout World War II and under Communist rule. Arrested in 1950, he was sent to a concentration camp and died forgiving his persecutors. Beatified on Nov. 4, 2001.
Paolo Manna (1872-1952): Italian priest and missionary. After serving as a missionary in Burma, he returned to Italy where promoted the Mission Societies for the Propagation of the Faith and Holy Childhood and launched the Pontifical Missionary Union (PMU). In 1936 he started the Missionary Sisters of Immaculate Mary. Beatified on Nov. 4, 2001.
Pavol Peter Gojdic (1888-1960): Slovakian Greek Catholic bishop and victim of Communist oppression in Czechoslovakia. A priest of the Order of St. Basil the Great, he was appointed bishop of Presov, in Eastern Slovakia in 1940. During World War II, he aided refugees and defend the Church against the Nazis. Arrested by Communist officials in 1950, he suffered torture and humiliations until his death from cancer. Beatified on Nov. 4, 2001.
Artemide Zatti (1880-1951):Italian Salesian Brother. He devoted forty years of his life to running a hospital and pharmacy for the sick and poor in Viedma, Argentina. Beatified on Apr. 14, 2002.
Gaetano Errico (1791-1860): Founder of the Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. He established the Missionaries after receiving a vision of St. Alphonsus Liguori. The congregation was approved by Pope Bl. Pius IX in 1846. Beatified on Apr. 14, 2002.
Lodovico Pavoni (1784-1849): Italian priest and founder of the Congregation of the Sons of Mary Immaculate. His founded an orphanage and vocational school and the Congregation of the Sons of Mary Immaculate. Beatified on Apr. 14, 2002.
Luigi Variara (1875-1923): Italian Salesian Father and founder of the Institute of Daughters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. A native of Viarigi, Italy, he entered the Salesian Congregation at the age of twelve and met St. Don Bosco. He devoted himself to the care of the lepers in Colombia and founded the Institute to help the young patients in the leprosarium. Beatified on Apr. 14, 2002.
Maria del Tránsito de Jesus Sacramentado (1821-1885): Argentine sister and founder of the Congregation of Tertiary Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Argentina to teach poor and abandoned children in Argentina. Beatified on Apr. 14, 2002.
Maria Romero Meneses (1902-1977): Nicaraguan Salesian sister. She devoted most of her life to the care of poor and forgotten children in Costa Rica and founded a medical center, school, and villages. Beatified on Apr. 14, 2002.
Kamen Vitchev, Pavel Djidjov, and Josaphat Chichkov (d. Nov. 11-12, 1952): Three Bulgarian priests of the congregation of Augustinians of the Assumption who were executed by the Communist regime in 1952 along with Bishop Eugenio Bossilkov (who was beatified in 1998). Beatified on May 26, 2002, during Pope John Paul II’s visit to Bulgaria.
Juan Bautista and Jacinto de los Ángeles (1660-1700): Mexican martyrs. Both were members of the Zapoteca tribe in Oaxaca and both served as attorneys general assisting the local converts to remain committed to the Catholic faith. They were martyred after tearing down pagan idols. Beatified on July 31, 2002.
Zygmunt Szczêsny Feliñski (1822-1895): Archbishop of Warsaw and founder of the Franciscan Sisters of the Family of Mary. He served as archbishop of Warsaw for 16 months, and then spent 20 years in exile in Siberia and 12 years in semi-exile as titular archbishop of Tarsus and parish priest. Beatified on Aug. 17, 2002.
Jan Beyzym (1850-1912):The apostle of the lepers of Madagascar. He was the first priest to live among the victims of Hansen’s disease in the entire history of the mission of Madagascar. He spent 48 years as a missionary. Beatified on Aug. 17, 2002.
Sancja Szymkowiak (1910-1942): Polish member of the Congregation of the Daughters of Our Lady of Sorrows (the "Seraphic Sisters"). During World War II she helped care for English and French prisoners. She died from tuberculosis. Her motto was "God’s will is my will." Beatified on Aug. 17, 2002.
Jan Adalbert Balicki (1869-1948):Polish priest, model for diocesan clergy, professor of theology, confessor, and a powerful influence in the formation of young priests. He is honored as an example for all priests of uniting the life of prayer with pastoral ministry. Beatified on Aug. 17, 2002.
2003: Pierre Bonhomme, María Dolores Rodríguez Sopeña, María Caridad Brader, Juana María Condesa Lluch, László Batthyány-Strattmann (Mar. 23); Eugenia Ravasco, Giacomo Alberione, Giulia Salzano, Marco d’Aviano, Maria Cristina Brando, Maria Domenica Mantovani (Apr. 27); Maria of Jesus Crucified Petkovic (June 6); Ivan Merz (June 22).
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