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June 19th: Blessed Thomas Woodhouse, SJ

June 19th: Blessed Thomas Woodhouse, SJBorn : 1535 Died : June 19, 1573 Beatified : December 9, 1886 Fr Thomas Woodhouse was the first Jesuit to die for Christ in the conflict between the Catholic Church and the English monarchy between 1573 and 1679. Very little is known about his life prior to his imprisonment…

June 21st: Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, SJ

June 21st: Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, SJBorn: Mar. 9, 1568 Died June 21, 1591 Canonized: Dec. 21, 1726 Feast Day June 21 Patron Saint of Youth St. Aloysius of Gonzaga was born in Castiglione, Italy. As the eldest son of the Marquis of Castiglione, an Italian nobleman, his father had great hopes that he would embark…

June 20th: Blessed Francis Pacheco, SJ and 8 companions

June 20th: Blessed Francis Pacheco, SJ and 8 companions Francis Pacheco,SJ: Beatified by Pope Pius IX on May 7, 1867. Fr Pacheco was the most experienced Jesuit who died a martyr during the Great Persecution in Japan between 1617 and 1632. At the time of his arrest, he was provincial superior of the Jesuits and…

June 20th: Blessed William Harcourt, John Gavan, Anthony Turner, SJ

June 20th: Blessed William Harcourt, John Gavan, Anthony Turner, SJBl. William Harcourt, SJ; Bl.John Gavan, SJ; Bl. Anthony Turner, SJ Died : June 20, 1679 Beatified : Dec 15, 1929 Frs Harcourt, Gavan and Turner were three of the five Jesuits who were caught in the web of lies concocted by Titus Oates who falsely…

June 20th: Blessed Thomas Whitbread and BL John Fenwick, SJ

June 20th: Blessed Thomas Whitbread and BL John Fenwick, SJBL Thomas Whitbread: Born: circa 1618 Died : June 20, 1679 Beatified : December 15, 1929 BL John Fenwick: Born: circa 1626 Died : June 20, 1679 Beatified : December 15, 1929 Fr Thomas Whitbread, the provincial superior of the English Jesuits, Frs John Fenwick, William…

June 19th: Blessed Modeste Andlauer,SJ and Bl Remy Isore, SJ

June 19th: Blessed Modeste Andlauer,SJ and Bl Remy Isore, SJBl Modeste Andlauer, SJ Born : May 22, 1847 Died : June 19, 1900 Beatrified : April 17 Bl Remy Isore, SJ Born : January 22, 1852 Died : June 19, 1900 Beatified : April 17, 1955 Catholic missionaries were permitted to reenter China following the…

June 18th: Edward Billotet & 5 Companions, SJ

June 18th - Servant of God Edward Billotet & 5Companions, SJBorn: May 3, 1812 Died : June 18, 1860 Edward Billotet, a Frenchman was born in Villefrancon. He studied at the minor seminary of Luxeuil and later at the major seminary at Besancon. He was ordained a diocesan priest in 1836 and served for about…

June 9th: Blessed Joseph Imbert, SJ and John Nicholas Cordier, SJ

June 9th - Blessed Joseph Imbert, SJ and John Nicholas Cordier, SJBlessed Joseph Imbert, SJ Born : 1720 Died : June 9, 1794 Beatified: October 1, 1995 Bl John Nicholas Cordier, SJ Born : December 3, 1710 Died : September 30, 1794 Beatified: October 1, 1995 Joseph Imbert was born in Marseilles, France in 1720.…

June 9th: Blessed Blessed Joseph Anchieta, SJ

June 9th - Blessed Blessed Joseph Anchieta, SJBorn: March 19, 1534 Died: June 9, 1597 Beatified: June 22, 1980 Blessed Joseph Anchieta was born in the Canary Islands, Spain, and son of a wealthy and prominent family. He attended the Jesuit College in Portugal and entered the Jesuit Novitiate at the age of 17. During…