Archive for the ‘People of the Faith’ Category.

Alessandro Achillini

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Physicist. Astronomer. Inaugurated reaction against Ptolemaic astronomy.

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Died

Additional Information

  • books

    • Famous Catholics, Australian Catholic Truth Society, 1964

MLA Citation

  • “Alessandro Achillini“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 November 2017. Web. 21 November 2017. <>

Father Francesc Crusats Franch

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Claretian priest. His Cause for Canonization as a martyr has opened; Blessed Jacinto Blanch Ferrer served as vice-postulator for his Cause from 1916 to 1936.

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MLA Citation

  • “Father Francesc Crusats Franch“. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 October 2017. Web. 21 November 2017. <>

Cardinal Celso Benigno Luigi Costantini

Cardinal Celso Benigno Luigi CostantiniProfile

Ordained a priest in Concordia, Italy on 26 December 1899. Chosen Titular Bishop of Hierapolis in Phrygia on 22 July 1921. Appointed first Apostolic Delegate to China on 12 August 1922 by Pope Pius IX where he served for 12 years. In this office, he tried to separate Church matters from those of the Chinese state, and insisted his missionaries and priests do the same, concentrating on spreading the faith and the internal matters of the Church. Consecrated the first six Chinese bishops. Chosen Titular Archbishop of Theodosiopolis in Arcadia on 9 September 1922. Convened the first Chinese Council in Shanghai in 1924. He created the new apostolic vicariates in the country, supported the expansion of religious order, founded the Disciples of the Lord, encouraged Christian religious art in a Chinese style, and helped in the controversy among Confucian converts who wished to continue to honour their ancestors. Apostolic Administrator of Harbin, China from 28 May 1931 to 28 November 1933. Appointed Secretary of the Congregation for Propagation of the Faith from 20 December 1935 to 12 January 1953. Elevated to Cardinal and appointed CardinalPriest of Santi Nereo ed Achilleo on 12 January 1953 by Pope Pius XII. Chancellor of the Apostolic Chancery on 22 May 1954. Chosen CardinalPriest of San Lorenzo in Damaso on 9 June 1958.

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MLA Citation

  • “Cardinal Celso Benigno Luigi Costantini“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 October 2017. Web. 21 November 2017. <>

Archbishop Luis López de Solís

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Member of the Augustinian Hermits. Ordained a priest in 1558. Bishop of Quito, Ecuador on 7 September 1592, consecrated by Saint Turibius of Mogroveio. Archbishop of La Plata o Charcas, Bolivia on 18 July 1605. His Cause for Canonization has opened.

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MLA Citation

  • “Archbishop Luis López de Solís“. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 September 2017. Web. 21 November 2017. <>

Father Blazej Pecharek

Also known as

  • Bernard of Wabrzezno

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Benedictine priest. His Cause for Canonization has opened.

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MLA Citation

  • “Father Blazej Pecharek“. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 September 2017. Web. 21 November 2017. <>

Father Alonso de Barzana

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Jesuit priest. His Cause for Canonization has opened.

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MLA Citation

  • “Father Alonso de Barzana“. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 October 2017. Web. 21 November 2017. <>

Father Francisco de Beráscola

detail of a stained glass window of the Franciscan Martyrs of Georgia, date and artist unknownProfile

Priest. Member of the Franciscan Friars Minor. Missionary to the area of modern Georgia in the United States, he was murdered for his faith and his work. His Cause for Canonization has opened.

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Died

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Father Francisco de Beráscola“. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 September 2017. Web. 21 November 2017. <>

Brother Antonio de Badajoz

detail of a stained glass window of the Franciscan Martyrs of Georgia, date and artist unknownProfile

Member of the Franciscan Friars Minor. Missionary to the area of modern Georgia in the United States, he was murdered for his faith and his work. His Cause for Canonization has opened.

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MLA Citation

  • “Brother Antonio de Badajoz“. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 September 2017. Web. 21 November 2017. <>

Father Miguel de Añon

detail of a stained glass window of the Franciscan Martyrs of Georgia, date and artist unknownProfile

Priest. Member of the Franciscan Friars Minor. Missionary to the area of modern Georgia in the United States, he was murdered for his faith and his work. His Cause for Canonization has opened.

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Died

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MLA Citation

  • “Father Miguel de Añon“. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 September 2017. Web. 21 November 2017. <>

Father Blas de Rodríguez

detail of a stained glass window of the Franciscan Martyrs of Georgia, date and artist unknownProfile

Priest. Member of the Franciscan Friars Minor. Missionary to the area of modern Georgia in the United States, he was murdered for his faith and his work. His Cause for Canonization has opened.

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Died

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Father Blas de Rodríguez“. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 September 2017. Web. 21 November 2017. <>