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~ 1991 ~

   

1) 07 January in Nespeky, Benešov (Czech Republic)

   

JOSEF URBAN (JAN EVANGELISTA)

professed priest, Franciscan Friars Minor;

founder, Sisters of the Apostolate of Saint Francis (n.o.)

born: 20 February 1901 in Prague (Czech Republic)

    

competent forum: Prague

CCS protocol number: 2332

type of cause: heroic virtues

 

nihil obstat: 18 March 2000

opening of diocesan inquiry: 08 February 2000

closing of diocesan inquiry:

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry:

submission of Positio to CCS:

particular meeting of theological consultors:

session of cardinal and bishop members of the CCS: 

     

postulator: Fra Giovangiuseppe Califano, ofm

petitioner: Sestry Apoštolátu sv. Františka, Proboštská 3, 160 00 Praha 6 – Dejvice, CZECH REPUBLIC

website: www.sestryapostolatu.rehola.sk

   

   

2) 05 February in Rome (Italy)

       

PEDRO ARRUPE GONDRA

professed priest, Jesuits

born: 13 March 1909 in Bilbao, Vizcaya (Spain)

   

competent forum: Rome

CCS protocol number:

type of cause: heroic virtues

     

       

nihil obstat:

opening of diocesan inquiry: 05 February 2019

closing of diocesan inquiry:  

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry:

submission of Positio to CCS:

particular meeting of theological consultors:

session of cardinal and bishop members of the CCS: 

          

postulator: Rev. Pascual Cebollada Silvestre, sj

petitioner: Compagnia di Gesù, Borgo S. Spirito, 4, 00193 Roma, ITALY

website: sjcuria.global

   

   

3) 08 February in Rome (Italy)

   

ELISA MARTINEZ

founder, Daughters of Saint Mary of Leuca

born: 25 March 1905 in Galatina, Lecce (Italy)

   

competent forum: Ugento-Santa Maria di Leuca

CCS protocol number:

type of cause: heroic virtues

  

     

transfer of competent forum: (from Rome)

nihil obstat: 29 July 2016

opening of diocesan inquiry: 17 November 2016

closing of diocesan inquiry: 12 November 2017

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry:

submission of Positio to CCS:

particular meeting of theological consultors:

session of cardinal and bishop members of the CCS: 

   

postulator: Mons. Sabino Amedeo Lattanzio

petitioner: Figlie di Santa Maria di Leuca, Via Tiberina, 191, 00188 Roma, ITALY

                     [1989: Annunziata Addolorata Lanfranco (Teresa)] 

website: istitutofigliedisantamariadileuca.it

   

   

4) 14 February in Busto Arsizio, Varese (Italy)

    

ISIDORO MESCHI

priest of the archdiocese of Milan

born: 07 June 1945 in Merate, Lecco (Italy)

 

competent forum: Milan

CCS protocol number:

type of cause: heroic virtues

    

   

nihil obstat:

opening of diocesan inquiry:

closing of diocesan inquiry:  

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry:

submission of Positio to CCS:

particular meeting of theological consultors:

session of cardinal and bishop members of the CCS: 

        

postulator:

petitioner: Amici di Don Isidoro Meschi, Parrocchia di S. Giuseppe,

                          Viale Stelvio, 2, 21052 Busto Arsizio (VA), ITALY

website:

   

   

5) 28 February in Salamanca (Spain)

   

MARÍA NATIVIDAD SÁNCHEZ VILLORIA

(MARÍA FRANCISCA OF THE CHILD JESUS)

professed religious, Poor Clare Nuns

born: 25 December 1905 in Fuenteguinaldo, Salamanca (Spain)

 

competent forum: Salamanca

CCS protocol number: 2466

type of cause: heroic virtues

      

nihil obstat: 02 March 2002

opening of diocesan inquiry: 02 March 2002

closing of diocesan inquiry: 28 February 2004

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry: 24 May 2008

submission of Positio to CCS: 2012

particular meeting of theological consultors:

session of cardinal and bishop members of the CCS: 

promulgation of decree on heroic virtues: 02 October 2019

    

postulator: Fra Giovangiuseppe Califano, ofm

petitioner: Monasterio del Corpus Christi, Ronda del Corpus, 48-54, 37002 Salamanca, SPAIN

website:

   

   

6) 03 March in Ville d’Avray, Hauts-de-Seine (France)

    

MADELEINE FOLLEREAU née BOUDOU

layperson of the archdiocese of Paris; married

born: 17 March 1902 in Auzits, Aveyron (France)

 

competent forum: Paris

CCS protocol number: 3000

type of cause: heroic virtues

   

      

nihil obstat: 11 October 2011

opening of diocesan inquiry:

closing of diocesan inquiry:

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry:

submission of Positio to CCS:

particular meeting of theological consultors:

session of cardinal and bishop members of the CCS: 

 

postulator:

petitioner: [see 1991: Raoul Follereau] 

website:

      

   

7) 15 March in Bari (Italy) in defensum castitatis, uti fertur

   

SANTA SCORESE

young layperson of the diocese of Bari-Bitonto

born: 06 February 1968 in Bari (Italy)

 

competent forum: Bari-Bitonto

CCS protocol number: 2217

type of cause: martyrdom

    

      

nihil obstat: 31 March 1998

opening of diocesan inquiry: 05 April 1998

closing of diocesan inquiry: 07 September 1999

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry: 14 April 2000

submission of Positio to CCS:

particular meeting of theological consultors:

session of cardinal and bishop members of the CCS: 

   

postulator: Rev. Vito Bitetto

petitioner: Amici di Santa, P.le Santa Scorese, 70027 Palo del Colle (BA), ITALY

website: santascorese.it

                 

   

8) 23 March in Trosly-Breuil, Oise (France)

   

PAULINE ARCHER-VANIER

layperson of the archdiocese of Ottawa; married

born: 28 March  1898 in Montréal, Québec (Canada)

 

competent forum: Ottawa

CCS protocol number:

type of cause: heroic virtues

    

      

nihil obstat:

opening of diocesan inquiry:

closing of diocesan inquiry:  

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry:

submission of Positio to CCS:

particular meeting of theological consultors:

session of cardinal and bishop members of the CCS: 

          

postulator:

petitioner: [see 1967: Georges-Philias Vanier]

website:

   

      

9) 23 March  in Taunggyi, Shan (Myanmar)

   

FELICE TANTARDINI

brother of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions

born: 28 June 1898 in Introbio, Como (Italy)

    

competent forum: Taunggyi

CCS protocol number: 2349

type of cause: heroic virtues

    

     

nihil obstat: 23 May 2000

opening of diocesan inquiry: 02 August 2001

closing of diocesan inquiry:

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry: 28 January 2005

submission of Positio to CCS: 2011

particular meeting of theological consultors:

session of cardinal and bishop members of the CCS: 

promulgation of decree on heroic virtues: 11 June 2019

    

postulator: Rev. Giovanni Musi, pime

petitioner: Postulazione Fr. Felice Tantardini, Via Mosè Bianchi 94, 20149 Milano, ITALY

website:

   

    

10) 25 March in Toledo (Spain)

   

JOSÉ RIVERA RAMÍREZ

priest of the archdiocese of Toledo

born: 17 December 1925 in Toledo (Spain)

    

competent forum: Toledo

CCS protocol number: 2235

type of cause: heroic virtues

    

       

nihil obstat: 18 July 1998

opening of diocesan inquiry: 21 November 1998

closing of diocesan inquiry: 21 October 2000

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry: 18 January 2002

submission of Positio to CCS: 2004

particular meeting of theological consultors: 23 April 2010

session of cardinal and bishop members of the CCS: 01 February 2011

promulgation of decree on heroic virtues: 30 September 2015

    

postulator:

petitioner: Fundación José Rivera, Apdo. 307, 45080 Toledo, SPAIN

website: www.jose-rivera.org

              

   

11) 25 March in Paris (France)

    

PIERRE GOURSAT

layperson of the archdiocese of Paris;

founder, Emmanuel Community

born: 15 August 1914 in Paris (France)

    

competent forum: Paris

CCS protocol number: 2827

type of cause: heroic virtues

    

nihil obstat: July 2009

opening of diocesan inquiry: 07 January 2010

closing of diocesan inquiry:  

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry:

submission of Positio to CCS:

particular meeting of theological consultors:

session of cardinal and bishop members of the CCS:

   

postulator: Mons. Francis Kohn

petitioner: Communauté de l’Emmanuel, 91 Boulevard Auguste Blanqui, 75013 Paris, FRANCE

                     [1994: Cyprien (Sipiriyani) Rugumba and Daphrose (Daforoza) Mukasanga] 

information: Maison de Chézelles, 6 place de la Mairie, 37220 Chézelles, FRANCE

website: www.emmanuel.info 

   

   

12) 24 April in Guatemala City (Guatemala) in odium fidei, uti fertur

 

MOISÉS CISNEROS RODRÍGUEZ

professed religious, Marist Brothers of the Schools

born: 12 August 1945 in Quintana de Raneros, León (Spain)

 

competent forum: Guatemala

CCS protocol number:

type of cause: martyrdom

     

 

nihil obstat:

opening of diocesan inquiry:

closing of diocesan inquiry:  

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry:

submission of Positio to CCS:

particular meeting of theological consultors:

session of cardinal and bishop members of the CCS: 

      

postulator: Frt. Antonio Martínez Estaún, fms

petitioner: Fratelli Maristi, P.le M. Champagnat, 2, 00144 Roma, ITALY

website:

   

   

13) 15 May in Quebec (Canada)

      

COLETTE LAMONTAGNE SAMSON

layperson of the archdiocese of Quebec; married

born: 28 June 1923 in Lévis, Quebec (Canada)

 

competent forum: Quebec

CCS protocol number:

type of cause: heroic virtues

     

     

nihil obstat:

opening of diocesan inquiry:

closing of diocesan inquiry:  

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry:

submission of Positio to CCS:

particular meeting of theological consultors:

session of cardinal and bishop members of the CCS: 

   

postulator: Rev. Jean Picher

petitioner: Maison Revivre, 261, rue St-Vallier Ouest, Québec, QC, G1K 1K4, CANADA

website: maisonrevivre.weebly.com

   

      

14) 29 May in Chauchina, Granada (Spain)

   

RAFAELA MARTÍNEZ-CAÑAVATE BALLESTEROS

(RAFAELA MARÍA OF THE EUCHARISTIC JESUS)

professed religious, Capuchin Poor Clare Nuns

born: 31 March 1915 in Maracena, Granada (Spain)

                        

competent forum: Granada

CCS protocol number: 2458

type of cause: heroic virtues

       

nihil obstat: 29 January 2002

opening of diocesan inquiry: 27 January 2002

closing of diocesan inquiry: 17 April 2004

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry: 29 April 2005

submission of Positio to CCS: 2007

particular meeting of theological consultors:

session of cardinal and bishop members of the CCS: 

promulgation of decree on heroic virtues: 05 May 2015

                        

postulator: Fra Alfonso Ramírez Peralbo, ofmcap

petitioner: Convento de Capuchinas, Carrera 2, 18330 Chauchina (Granada), SPAIN

website:

                        

Note: In Spanish, the religious name is “Rafaela María de Jesús Hostia.                                        

                           

   

15) 17 June in Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)

   

MARÍA DEL CARMEN LÓPEZ GUZMÁN

(MARÍA YOLANDA OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE)

professed religious, Servants of the Holy Trinity and the Poor (n.o.)

born: 20 June 1942 in Mesa del Pino, Atotonilco el Alto, Jalisco (Mexico)

 

competent forum: Guadalajara

CCS protocol number: 2194

type of cause: heroic virtues

 

opening of diocesan inquiry: 30 July 1997

nihil obstat: 20 October 1997

closing of diocesan inquiry:

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry:

submission of Positio to CCS:

particular meeting of theological consultors:

session of cardinal and bishop members of the CCS: 

     

postulator:

petitioner: [see 1949: Vicenta Chávez Orozco (María Vicenta of Saint Dorothy)]

website:

   

   

16) 18 June in Vilnius (Lithuania)

   

JULIJONAS STEPONAVIČIUS

archbishop of Vilnius

born: 18 October 1911 in Miciuni, Hierviaty

            (a.k.a. Miciūnnai, Gervėčiai), Astravas (Belarus)

 

competent forum: Vilnius

CCS protocol number:

type of cause: heroic virtues

    

nihil obstat:

opening of diocesan inquiry:

closing of diocesan inquiry:  

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry:

submission of Positio to CCS:

particular meeting of theological consultors:

session of cardinal and bishop members of the CCS: 

   

postulator:

petitioner: Vilniaus Arkivyskupija, Šventaragio g. 4, 01122 Vilnius, LITHUANIA

website: www.vilnesis.lt

   

   

17) THREE MARTYRS OF CHIMBOTE

   

1.    MICHAŁ TOMASZEK

       professed priest, Conventual Franciscans

       born: 23 September 1960 in Łękawica, Żywiec (Poland)

2.    ZBIGNIEW ADAM STRZAŁKOWSKI

       professed priest, Conventual Franciscans

       born: 03 July 1958 in Tarnów (Poland)

       died: 09 August in Pariacoto, Ancash (Peru)

 

3.    ALESSANDRO DORDI

       priest of the diocese of Bergamo;

       member, Missionary Community of “Paradiso”; 

       Fidei Donum missionary in the diocese of Chimbote

       born: 23 January 1931 in Gromo San Marino, Bergamo (Italy)

       died: 25 August toward Riconada, Ancash (Peru)     

   

      

        

competent forum: Chimbote

CCS protocol number: 2038

type of cause: martyrdom

     

nihil obstat: 05 June 1995

opening of diocesan inquiry: 09 August 1996

closing of diocesan inquiry: 25 August 2002

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry: 24 October 2003

submission of Positio to CCS: 2011

particular meeting of theological consultors: 14 November 2013

session of cardinal and bishop members of the CCS: 03 February 2015

promulgation of decree on martyrdom: 03 February 2015

beatification: 05 December 2015

  

postulator: Fra Damian-Gheorghe Pătraşcu, ofmconv

petitioner: Diócesis de Chimbote, Jr. Lasdislao Espinar 456, Chimbote - Santa - PERU

                     Pp. Franciscanos Conventuales, Urb. 21 de Abril, B-32, Apdo. 204, Chimbote, PERU

                     Kuria Prowincjalna Franciszkanów, ul. Żółkiewskiego, 14, 31-539 Kraków, POLAND

                     [1995: Vladyslav Kernyts’kyi (Rafail)]

website: www.meczennicy.franciszkanie.pl;

                 franciscanosperu.org

      

   

18) 10 September in Feira de Santana, Bahia (Brazil)

   

JOSÉ GUMERCINDO SANTOS

priest and founder, Society of “Joseleitos” of Christ (n.o.),

Congregation of Saint Therese (n.o.),

and Congregation of the Divine Master (n.o.)

born: 15 August 1907 in Itabaiana, Sergipe (Brazil)

 

competent forum: Serrinha

CCS protocol number:

type of cause: heroic virtues

    

nihil obstat: 17 March 2016

opening of diocesan inquiry:

closing of diocesan inquiry:  

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry:

submission of Positio to CCS:

particular meeting of theological consultors:

session of cardinal and bishop members of the CCS: 

   

postulator:

petitioner: Instituto Josefino, Rua Professor Luiz Anselmo, 99 – Matatú de Brotas

                          48260-483 – Salvador – BA, BRAZIL

                     Congregação de Santa Terezinha, Praça Vigário Cravo, 92 – Centro

                          49360-000 – Boquim – SE, BRAZIL

                     Congregação do Divino Mestre, Rua Fraga Dantas, 155 – Centro

                          49480-000 – Simão Dias – SE, BRAZIL

website: www.joseleitos.com.br

   

   

19) 22 September in La Grita, Táchira (Venezuela) in defensum castitatis, uti fertur

     

MARÍA ISRAEL BOGOTÁ BAQUERO

professed religious, Carmelites of Mother Candelaria (n.o.)

born: 03 March 1943 in Arbeláez, Cundinamarca (Colombia)

 

competent forum: San Cristóbal (Venezuela)

CCS protocol number: 2470

type of cause: martyrdom

    

     

nihil obstat: 21 March 2002

opening of diocesan inquiry:

closing of diocesan inquiry:  

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry: 12 March 2004

submission of Positio to CCS:

particular meeting of theological consultors:

session of cardinal and bishop members of the CCS: 

   

postulator: Dr. Giovanna Brizi   

petitioner: [see 1940: Susana Paz-Castillo Ramírez (Candelaria of Saint Joseph)]

website:

   

    

20) 06 October in Yuba, California (United States)

  

ALPHONSE GALLEGOS

professed priest, Augustinian Recollects;

titular bishop of Sasabe;

auxiliary bishop of Sacramento

born: 20 February 1931 in Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States)

 

competent forum: Sacramento

CCS protocol number: 2706

type of cause: heroic virtues

    

opening of diocesan inquiry: 04 December 2005

nihil obstat: 05 June 2006

closing of diocesan inquiry: 05 November 2006

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry: 04 July 2008

submission of Positio to CCS:

particular meeting of theological consultors:

session of cardinal and bishop members of the CCS: 

promulgation of decree on heroic virtues: 08 July 2016

   

postulator: Rev. Samson Silloriquez, oar

petitioner: Catholic Diocese of Sacramento, 2110 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818, UNITED STATES

                     Augustinian Recollects - Province of St. Augustine, 29 Ridgeway Ave.,

                          West Orange, NJ 07052-3217, UNITED STATES

website:

   

  

21) 17 October in Guatemala City (Guatemala)

   

ERNESTO GUILLERMO COFIÑO UBICO

layperson of the personal prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei; married

born: 05 June 1899 in Guatemala City (Guatemala)

    

competent forum: Guatemala City

CCS protocol number: 2363

type of cause: heroic virtues

    

     

nihil obstat: 07 July 2000

opening of diocesan inquiry: 31 July 2000

closing of diocesan inquiry: 05 April 2001

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry: 15 February 2002

submission of Positio to CCS:

particular meeting of theological consultors:

session of cardinal and bishop members of the CCS: 

    

postulator:        

petitioner: Vicepostulación del Opus Dei, 5a. Avenida 4-20, Zona 14,

                          Apdo. Postal 111-A, Ciudad de Guatemala, GUATEMALA

website: www.ernestocofino.org

   

  

22) 06 November in Coslada, Madrid (Spain)

   

DOROTEO HERNÁNDEZ VERA

priest of the diocese of Santander;

founder, Secular Institute “Evangelical Crusade”

born: 28 March 1901 in Matute de Almazán, Soria (Spain)

    

competent forum: Alcalá de Henares

CCS protocol number: 2389

type of cause: heroic virtues

    

nihil obstat: 02 January 2001

opening of diocesan inquiry: 03 February 2001

closing of diocesan inquiry: 12 June 2004

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry: 30 November 2006

submission of Positio to CCS: 2016

particular meeting of theological consultors:

session of cardinal and bishop members of the CCS: 

promulgation of decree on heroic virtues: 21 December 2018  

   

postulator: Dr. Maria Sowa

petitioner: Instituto Secular “Cruzada Evangélica”, C/ Emilio Campión , 5, 28002 Madrid, SPAIN

                      [1946: Ascensión Sánchez y Sánchez] 

website: www.cruzadaevangelica.com

  

   

23) 10 November in Tempio Pausania, Olbia-Tempio (Italy)

    

SALVATORE VICO

priest of the diocese of Tempio-Ampurias;

founder, Missionary Daughters of Jesus Crucified (n.o.)

born: 11 August 1896 in La Maddalena, Olbia-Tempio (Italy)

    

competent forum: Tempio-Ampurias

CCS protocol number:

type of cause: heroic virtues

    

nihil obstat: 08 May 2015

opening of diocesan inquiry: 16 January 2016

closing of diocesan inquiry:  

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry:

submission of Positio to CCS:

particular meeting of theological consultors:

session of cardinal and bishop members of the CCS: 

    

postulator: Rev. Gianfranco Saba

petitioner: Diocesi di Tempio-Ampurias, Via Episcopio, 7, 07029 Tempio Pausania (OT), ITALY

                     Congregazione Missionaria Figlie di Gesù Crocifisso, Via Padre Salvatore Vico, 6,

                          07029 Tempio Pausania (OT), ITALY

website:

   

   

24) 12 December in Cherthala, Alappuzha (India)

   

JOSEPH KANDATHIL WARKEY THOMAS KANDATHIL

[ജോസഫ് കണ്ടത്തില്‍]

priest of the archeparchy of Ernakulam-Angamaly;

founder, Assisi Sisters of Mary Immaculate

born: 27 October 1904 in Kudavechoor, Vaikom, Kottayam (India)

    

competent forum: Ernakulam-Angamaly

CCS protocol number:

type of cause: heroic virtues

     

nihil obstat:

opening of diocesan inquiry:

closing of diocesan inquiry:  

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry:

submission of Positio to CCS:

particular meeting of theological consultors:

session of cardinal and bishop members of the CCS: 

    

postulator:

petitioner: Assisi Sisters of Mary Immaculate, Green Gardens, Cherthala, Alappuzha Dist., 688 524 Kerala, INDIA

website:

   

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