Posts tagged ‘Venerated in 2019’

Venerable Giovanni Vittorio Ferro

Venerable Giovanni Vittorio FerroProfile

The son of Giovanni Battista Ferro, a shoemaker, and Carlotta Borio, Giovanni studied in Milan, Turin and Rome, Italy. He joined the Order of Regular Clerics of Somasca on 5 August 1912, and made his solemn profession on 14 March 1924 in Genoa, Italy. Ordained a priest on 11 April 1925. Teacher and rector of the Collegio Trevisio in Casale Monferrato, Italy from 1931 to 1938. Rector of the Collegio Gallio in Como, Italy in 1938. He ministered to the poor, displaced and refugees, including Jews fleeing the Nazis and Mussolini’s relatives fleeing vengeful mobs, during World War II. Elected Somascan provincial superior on 18 August 1948. Chosen bishop of Bova, Italy and Archbishop of Reggio Calabria-Bova, Italy on 14 September 1950 where he served for over 26 years. Council Father at four sessions of the Second Vatican Council.

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  • “Venerable Giovanni Vittorio Ferro“. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 November 2019. Web. 14 December 2019. <>

Venerable Elyas Butros Al-Hwayek

Venerable Elyas Butros Al-HwayekAlso known as

  • Elyas Butros Hawayek
  • Elyas Butros Hoayek
  • Elyas Butros Hoyek
  • Elyas Butros Huayek
  • Elias Peter…

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Elias studied at the Seminary College of Saint John Maroun in North Lebanon, the Jesuit seminary in Ghazir, Lebanon beginning in 1859, in Rome, Italy in beginning in 1866, and was ordained a priest in 1870. Chosen Maronite archbishop of Antioch, Lebanon and Titular Archbishop of Arca in Armenia in 1889, and then Patriarch of Antioch on 6 January 1899; he served in this capacity for over 30 years. Founded the Congregation of the Maronite Sisters of the Holy Family. Helped found the Patriarchal Vicariate in Cairo, Egypt in 1904. Led a delegation at the Paris Peace Conference after World War I. Founded independent Marionite Rite dioceses in the United States and in Argentina in 1920.

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Both national feeling and religion make it an obligation for you to respect and love everybody whatever may be his belief. Reason leads you to fraternize with the person you live with under the same sky and on the same land. Venerable Elyas, 1931

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  • “Venerable Elyas Butros Al-Hwayek“. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 November 2019. Web. 14 December 2019. <>

Venerable María Natividad Sánchez Villoria

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  • María Francisca of the Child Jesus

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Poor Clare nun.

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  • “Venerable María Natividad Sánchez Villoria“. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 October 2019. Web. 14 December 2019. <>

Venerable Jean-Louis-Marie-Joseph Querbes

Venerable Jean-Louis-Marie-Joseph QuerbesProfile

The son of a tailor, he was born in the middle of the French Revolution, baptized the day of his birth, and a bomb destroyed his home when he was one day old. Educated in the parish school of Saint Nizier and the Saint Irenaeus seminary, his classmates included Saint John Mary Vianney, Blessed Jean-Claude Colin and Saint Marcellin-Joseph-Benoît Champagnat. Jean-Louis was drawn to the Jesuits, but the Order was outlawed in France at the time. He was ordained a priest on 17 December 1816. He first served as a parish priest at Saint-Nizier in Lyon, then in 1822 was transferred to the parish of Saint Bonnet in Vourles, France where he served the remaining 37 years of his life. Between 1826 and 1831 he established a group of catechists that would become the Congregation of the Clerics of Saint Viator (Viatorians) teaching order. The Viatorians received papal approval in 1838, and continue their good work in places around the world today.

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MLA Citation

  • “Venerable Jean-Louis-Marie-Joseph Querbes“. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 October 2019. Web. 14 December 2019. <>

Venerable Augusto Cesare Bertazzoni

Venerable Augusto Cesare BertazzoniProfile

Educated by the Salesians of Don Bosco, Augusto was one of the many boys mentored by Saint John Bosco, himself. Friend of Saint Luigi Orione, Saint Giovanni Calabria and the future Pope Pius X. Ordained a priest on 23 February 1899, he served in the parish at San Benedetto Po, Italy from 30 April 1904 until 30 June 1930; he received the honorific title Monsignor in 1922. Chosen bishop of Potenza e Marsico Nuovo, Italy from 30 June 1930 until his retirement on 30 November 1966, serving for over 36 years; his episcopate was noted for supporting vocations and teaching the catechism. Received the personal title of Archbishop on 30 November 1950. Council Father in all five sessions of the Second Vatican Council. Chosen Titular Bishop of Temuniana on 30 November 1966.

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MLA Citation

  • “Venerable Augusto Cesare Bertazzoni“. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 October 2019. Web. 14 December 2019. <>

Blessed Benigna Cardoso da Silva

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The youngest of four children born to José Cardoso da Silva and Thereza Maria da Silva; her father died before she was born, her mother before Benigna was a year old, and she and her brother were then adopted by another family. Benigna was known as a pious girl, always willing to help at home and school, a good student who would interfere when other childen were being cruel or destructive, and was brought to tears whenever she saw a classmate punished. She was murdered fighting off a rapist, she is considered a martyr to chastity.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Benigna Cardoso da Silva“. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 October 2019. Web. 14 December 2019. <>

Blessed Joan Roig i Diggle

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Born to a poor family, the son of Ramón Roig Fuente and Maud Diggle Puckering. Educated by the La Salle Brothers, and then the Piarists. Student of Blessed Ignasi Casanovas Perramón and Blessed Francisco Carceller Galindo. To find work, his family moved to El Masnou, Spain, and while still in school, Joan worked as a store clerk and on a factory floor. Member of the Federación de Jóvenes Cristianos de Cataluña (Federation of Young Christians of Catalonia in El Masnou; he was soon entrusted with running the branch of the group devoted to children under 14. Known as a pious young man, Joan would spend hours lost in Eucharistic Adoration. Friend of Blessed Pere Tarrés i Claret. Entrusted with the Eucharist to bring Communion to the house-bound. During the Spanish Civil War, when the antiChristian militia came to ‘arrest’ him for his faith, he quickly ate the Hosts to prevent desecration, hugged his mother, and left with his captors. He died forgiving and preaching to his killers. Martyr.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Joan Roig i Diggle“. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 October 2019. Web. 14 December 2019. <>

Venerable Gaetana Tolomeo

Venerable Gaetana TolomeoAlso known as

  • Nuccia

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Lay woman of the archdiocese of Catanzaro-Squillace, Italy who suffered all her life from physical deformities and paralysis.

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MLA Citation

  • “Venerable Gaetana Tolomeo“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 April 2019. Web. 14 December 2019. <>

Venerable Nelson Santana

Venerable Nelson SantanaAlso known as

  • Nelsinho

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As a nine-year-old terminal cancer patient in the diocese of São Carlos, Brazil, Nelson offered all his sufferings to Christ, and was endlessly supportive of family and friends, reminding them of their faith in the life to come.

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MLA Citation

  • “Venerable Nelson Santana“. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 April 2019. Web. 14 December 2019. <>

Venerable Pierina Lorenzina Giovanna Betrone

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  • Maria Consolata

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Capuchin Poor Clare nun.

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MLA Citation

  • “Venerable Pierina Lorenzina Giovanna Betrone“. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 April 2019. Web. 14 December 2019. <>