Archive for the ‘People of the Faith’ Category.

Archbishop Teofilo Camomot-Bastida

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Third of eight children born to Luis and Angela Bastida. Studied at the Seminario de San Carlos in Cebu City, Philippines, and was ordained in the archdiocese of Cebu, Philippines on 14 December 1941. Priest of Sainte Teresa parish, Talisay, Cebu in 1943; known for his ministry to the sick. Auxiliary-bishop of the archdiocese of Jaro, Iloilo, Philippines, and titular bishop of Clysma on 23 March 1955. Co-adjutor Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines and titular archbishop of Marcianopolis on 10 June 1958. Founded the the Carmelite Tertiaries of the Blessed Eucharist who today are known as the Daughters of Saint Teresa. Council Father at three sessions of the Second Vatican Council. Due to work limitations arising from kidney ailments, he resigned his archbishopric and spent his remaining two decades assisting the archdiocese administrators where he could, and serving as a parish priest. His Cause for Canonization has opened.

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Almighty and ever-living God, it was your grace and the love of you that made your servant, Teofilo Camomot, devote his life as priest and bishop, a life of self-abnegation, constant prayer and generous love for the poor and the needy. Grant that his virtues provide a lasting example for all and merit the approval of the Church that he be raised to the altars. As a sign of your benevolence to your servant’s cause, we humbly implore you to bestow upon us this favor…(mention your request) In the name of Jesus, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever. Amen. (Then recite one Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be.) – Daughters of Saint Teresa

MLA Citation

  • “Archbishop Teofilo Camomot-Bastida“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 April 2015. Web. 28 May 2015. <>

Father Aloysius Ellacuria

Also known as

  • Juan Luis Ellacuria Echevarría

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Claretian priest in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, California. His Cause for Canonization has opened.

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MLA Citation

  • “Father Aloysius Ellacuria“. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 April 2015. Web. 28 May 2015. <>

Sister Anthony

Also known as

  • Mary O’Connell

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Nurse. She became a Sister of Charity in 1835, and during the Civil War in America was called “Ministering Angel of the Army of the Tennessee.” The Hospital of the Good Samaritan, Cincinnati, Ohio was a gift to Sister Anthony from some Protestant business men of that city, and she was in charge of if from 1866 to 1882.

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MLA Citation

  • “Sister Anthony“. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 March 2015. Web. 28 May 2015. <>

František Munk

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Married layman of the archdiocese of Bratislava, Slovakia. Jewish convert to Catholicism in 1939. Father of Tomáš Dezider Munk. He and his entire family was arrested by Nazis in late 1944 for the crime of being Jewish, and sent to the concentration camp in Sachsenhausen, Germany. Murdered during the death march from Sachsenhausen to Berlin, Germany on 20 April 1945.

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MLA Citation

  • “František Munk“. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 February 2015. Web. 28 May 2015. <>

Tomáš Dezider Munk

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Oldest son of František Munk. Jewish convert to Catholicism in 1939. Studied in Bratislava and Ruzomberok in Slovakia. Jesuit novice, entering on 30 July 1943. He and his entire family were arrested by the Nazis in late 1944 for the crime of being Jewish, and sent to the concentration camp in Sachsenhausen, Germany. Murdered during the death march from Sachsenhausen to Berlin, Germany on 20 April 1945.

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MLA Citation

  • “Tomáš Dezider Munk“. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 February 2015. Web. 28 May 2015. <>

Cora Louise Evans

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Married lay woman of the diocese of Monterey, California. Visionary who claimed to have received revelation about the life of Christ. Her Cause for Canonization has opened.

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MLA Citation

  • “Cora Louise Evans“. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 February 2015. Web. 28 May 2015. <>

Thomas à Kempis

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A Canon Regular, his principal occupation was copying works of piety, particularly the Bible. Author of the “Imitation of Christ”.

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MLA Citation

  • “Thomas à Kempis“. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 April 2015. Web. 28 May 2015. <>

Father Leopoldo Pastori

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Entered the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME) in September 1957, and received his clerical habit on 1 May 1961. Ordained on 29 June 1969. Worked at the PIME minor seminary in Sotto Il Monte, Italy where he was noted for his ascetical life style, his prayer life, and for mentoring confused seminarians. Missionary to Guinea-Bissau in 1972, working with the sick and poor, studying and spending his free time in Eucharistic adoration. Having contracted hepatitis, he returned to Italy in March 1978 and served 12 years as rector of the seminary in Sotto Il Monte. He returned to missionary work in Guinea on 16 December 1990. He died during a pilgrimage to Fatima, Portugal. His Cause for Canonization has opened.

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MLA Citation

  • “Father Leopoldo Pastori“. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 February 2015. Web. 28 May 2015. <>

Mother Julia Teresa Tallon

Also known as

  • Mary Teresa

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From age 12 Julia felt a call to the religious life; her family did not approve. Joined the Holy Cross Sisters at age 19; she was with them for 33 years. Founded the Parish Visitors of Mary Immaculate on the Feast of the Assumption in 1920. Wrote several books. The Visitors serve in Nigeria, the Philippines and the United States, visiting door to door in their parishes, evangelizing and catechizing. Her Cause for Canonization has opened.

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MLA Citation

  • “Mother Julia Teresa Tallon“. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 January 2015. Web. 28 May 2015. <>

Mother Albertina Ramírez Martínez

Mother Albertina Ramírez MartínezAlso known as

  • Maria Albertina Prudence Ramírez Martínez

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Daughter of Don Alberto Cristobal Ramirez and Doña Leonor Briones Martinez Solorzano; grand-daughter of the first constitutional president of Nicaragua. Founded the Missionary Servants of Christ the King. Her Cause for Canonization has opened.

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MLA Citation

  • “Mother Albertina Ramírez Martínez“. People of the Faith. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 December 2014. Web. 28 May 2015. <>