Venerable Vasco de Quiroga

Venerable Vasco de QuirogaAlso known as

  • Tata Vasco

Profile

Quiroga studied for the priesthood, canon law and civil law, at the University of Valladolid, Spain and the University of Salamanca, Spain. Worked at the chancery of the diocese of Badajoz, Spain. Chosen as a judge for the royal court in New Spain, arriving in Mexico City in 1531. Assigned to the state of Michoacán as royal inspector, he worked to make peace with the Purépecha people. He founded two hospitals in the state. Chosen first bishop of the diocese of Michoacán, Mexico on 18 August 1536 where he served for the remaining 29 years of his life. He worked as a social reformer and educator who supported the welfare of the Indians. Founded the Colegio de San Nicolás Obisbo which trained priests fluent in native languages and translated religious works to those languages.

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Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Venerable Vasco de Quiroga“. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 January 2021. Web. 23 January 2021. <>

Blessed Rosario Livatino

Blessed Rosario Livatino c.1985Also known as

  • the boy judge
  • Il giudice ragazzino

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The son of Vincenzo Livatino and Rosalia Corbo, Rosario was an execellent student all his life, always getting top marks, and graduating with honors from the law school of the University of Palermo on 9 July 1975. After working in several legal civil service positions, on 29 September 1979 he became Deputy Public Prosecutor in Agrigento, concentrating on fighting organized crime. On 21 August 1989 he was elevated to the bench, serving as a judge in the court of Agrigento. While a personally pious man, Rosario never wanted to join any clubs or associations, Church or secular, and never married. Murdered in a Mafia ambush. Martyr.

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Venerated

Beatified

  • plans incomplete at this writing

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Rosario Livatino“. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 January 2021. Web. 23 January 2021. <>

Blessed Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan

Blessed Francis Mary of the Cross JordanAlso known as

  • Johann Baptist Jordan
  • Franziskus Maria of the Cross Jordan

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Johann grew up in a poor family, and in his youth he worked as a wandering laborer and house painter. As he travelled, he realized how many people were falling away from the Church due to the German government’s restrictions known as Kulturkampf. This led him to feel a call to religious studies, and he was ordained a priest in 1878. In Rome, Italy he learned Hebrew, Greek, Syrian, Aramaic, Coptic and Arabic. He founded the Apostolic Teaching Society (Catholic Teaching Society) on 8 December 1881, taking the name Francis Mary of the Cross. He worked with Blessed Maria Therese von Wüllenweber to found the Sisters of the Divine Savior (Salvatorian Sisters) in 1888. In 18921893, he founded the Società del Divin Salvatore (Society of the Divine Savior). In 1915, because World War I limited his communication with the Salvatorian communities, he was forced to flee from Rome to Tafers in neutral Switzerland where he lived the rest of his life. The Salvatorians continue their good work today with about 2,500 Fathers, Brothers and Sisters in dozens of countries.

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Venerated

Beatified

Patronage

  • against bone disease
  • Apostolic Teaching Society
  • Sisters of the Divine Savior
  • Society of the Divine Savior

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 January 2021. Web. 23 January 2021. <>

Blessed Reyes Us Hernández

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Profile

Married layman of the diocese of Quiché, Guatemala. Known to be very active in parish life. Martyr.

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Died

Venerated

Beatified

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Reyes Us Hernández“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 January 2021. Web. 23 January 2021. <>

Blessed Nicolás Castro

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Profile

Married layman of the diocese of Quiché, Guatemala. A catechist, altar server and acolyte. Martyr.

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Died

Venerated

Beatified

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Nicolás Castro“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 January 2021. Web. 23 January 2021. <>

Blessed Tomás Ramírez Caba

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Profile

Married layman and father of the diocese of Quiché, Guatemala. He served as sacristan in his parish. Martyr.

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Died

Venerated

Beatified

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Tomás Ramírez Caba“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 January 2021. Web. 23 January 2021. <>

Blessed Faustino Villanueva Villanueva

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A member of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, making his profession on 8 September 1949. Ordained a priest on 25 February 1956. Taught in his seminary. Missionary to Guatemala in 1959. Martyr.

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Died

Venerated

Beatified

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Faustino Villanueva Villanueva“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 January 2021. Web. 23 January 2021. <>

patrons of Departamento Fray Mamerto Esquiú, Argentina

Patrons

MLA Citation

  • “patrons of Departamento Fray Mamerto Esquiú, Argentina“. Patrons of the Faith. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 January 2021. Web. 23 January 2021. <>

Blessed Mamerto Esquiú y Medina

Blessed Mamerto Esquiú y MedinaAlso known as

  • Mamerto de la Ascensión Esquiú

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The son of Santiago Esquiú and María de las Nieves Medina. Mamerto was early called to religious life, and would wear a brown Franciscan habit as a child. When old enough, he joined the Franciscan Observant Friars Minor, making his profession on 14 July 1842. Ordained a priest on 18 October 1848. At his convent school, he taught basic subjects to small children, philosophy and theology to older ones. Known for his passionate preaching in defense of the Argentinian constitution of 1853 during a period of civil unread. Chosen bishop of Córdoba, Argentina on 27 February 1880 where he served the remaining two years of his life.

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Venerated

Beatified

Patronage

Readings

If the Pope wants it, God wants it. Blessed Mamerto upon hearing that Pope Leo XIII had chosen him to serve as a bishop

…without law there is no country, there is no true freedom, there are only passions, disorder, anarchy, dissolution, war… Blessed Mamerto

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Mamerto Esquiú y Medina“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 January 2021. Web. 23 January 2021. <>

Blessed Francisco Salamanca Bujalance

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Priest of the diocese of Córdoba, Spain. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.

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Died

Venerated

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Francisco Salamanca Bujalance“. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 January 2021. Web. 23 January 2021. <>