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January 31st : S.G. PETER JOHN CAYRON, SJ

Servant of God Peter John Cayron, SJBorn: January 13, 1672 Died: January 31, 1754 Peter Cayron was born in Rodez, in southern France. He studied at the Jesuit school in his native city from the age of ten and decided to enter the Society when he was fifteen. To change his mind, his parents who…

January 30th : S.G. THOMAS ESTEBAN , SJ

Servant of God Thomas Esteban, SJBorn: September 23, 1879 Died: January 30 1934 (date when all hope to save him ended) Thomas Esteban was born in Sesma, a small village in Navarre, Spain. He studied at the local school but at twelve, he was sent to the school in Irache operated by the Piarist Fathers.…

January 28th : Blessed Julian Maunoir, SJ

Blessed Julian Maunoir, SJBorn : Oct 1, 1606 Died : Jan 28, 1683 Beatified : May 20, 1951 Julian Maunoir was born in Brittany, in a small hamlet in Rennes. At fourteen he entered the Jesuit College in Rennes for his studies. When his superiors came to know of his interest for a spiritual life,…

January 24th : Blessed William Ireland, SJ

Blessed William Ireland, SJBorn : 1636 Died : Jan 24, 1679 Beatified : Dec 15, 1929 William Ireland was born in Lincolnshire, England. He was educated at the English College at Saint-Omer, Flanders and entered the English Jesuit Novitiate at Watten, Flanders at nineteen. He did theology at Liege and was ordained in 1667. For…

January 10th : S. G. PAUL GINHAC, SJ

Servant of God Paul Ginhac, SJBorn : May 13, 1824 Died : Jan 10, 1895 Fr Paul Ginhac was born at Mazel-Serverette, Languedoc, France. He was the seventh of twelve children. At twelve he entered the Mende Academy but three years later his father enrolled Paul in the Chirac Seminary in the hope that the…

January 9th : S. G. PETER de CLORIVIERE, SJ

Servant of God Peter de Cloriviere, SJBorn : June 29, 1735 Died : Jan 9, 1820 Fr Peter de Cloriviere was born at Saint-Malo, Brittany, France. He studied at the Benedictine school at Douai from 1749 to 1753. At eighteen he joined the navy but gave up after one year as he did not like…

January 5th : S.G. IGNATIUS ARAMBURU , SJ

Servant of God Ignatius Aramburu, SJBorn : Jan 31, 1852 Died : Jan 5, 1935 Ignatius Aramburu was born in northern Spain, in the town of Segura, in the Basque region of Guipuzcoa. He was named after St Ignatius of Antioch, the martyred bishop. He attended the local schools before entering the novitiate of the…

December 30th : S.G. John Peter Medaille, SJ

Servant of God John Peter Medaille, SJBorn: October 6, 1616 Died: December 30, 1669 Canonized : May 21, 19 25 John Peter Medaille was born in Carcassone, in southern France of a well-to-do and noble family. His father was the king’s attorney in the Carcassone courts. Nothing is known of John’s early education, but because…

December 21st : St. Peter Canisius, SJ

Saint Peter Canisius, SJ Born : May 8, 15 21 Died : December 21, 1597 Beatified : 1864 Canonized : May 21, 19 25 Peter Canisius was born in Nijmegen, though a Dutch town today, was at the time of his birth in the ecclesiastical province of Cologne, had the rights of a German city.…