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November 7th: Blessed Anthony Baldinucci, SJ

Blessed Anthony Baldinucci, SJBorn : June 19, 1665 Died : November 7, 1717 Beatified: March 25, 1893 Anthony Baldinucci was born in Florence, Italy and at the age of eleven, began his studies at the Jesuit school, San Giovannino. He thought of joining the Dominicans in the footsteps of his older brother Philip, but because…

November 3rd: Francis Audi Cid, Rovira Orlandis and Llatji Blanch, SJ

Francis Audi Cid, Rovira Orlandis and Llatji Blanch, SJServant of God Francis Audi Cid, SJ Born : February, 8, 1872 Died : November 3, 1936 Servant of God John Rovira Orlandis, SJ Born : October 4, 1877 Died : November 3, 1936 Servant of God Joseph Llatji Blanch, SJ Born : August 17, 1893 Died…

November 1st: Blessed Rupert Mayer, SJ

Blessed Rupert Mayer, SJBorn : January 23, 1876 Died : November 1, 1945 Beatified : November 3, 1987 Rupert Mayer was born in Stuttgart, Germany. When he was eighteen and had completed his secondary education, he told his father of his desire to become a Jesuit but was advised that he should get himself ordained…

October 31st: St Alphonsus Rodriguez, SJ

Saint Alphonsus Rodriguez , SJ Born : July 25, 1533 Died : Oct 31, 1617 Beatified : May 29, 1825 Canonised : Jan 15, 1888 Alphonsus Rodriquez was born in Segovia, Spain, the second of eleven children of a wealthy wool and cloth merchant. It was at their home that Fr Peter Favre stayed when…

October 31st: Blessed Dominic Collins, SJ

Blessed Dominic Collins, SJ Born: 1566 Died: October 31, 1602 Beatified : September 27, 1992 Dominic Collins was born in the seaport town of Youghal, in County Cork, Ireland. His family was well established and respected and both his father and brother were mayors of Youghal. As Elizabeth 1 was queen of England and Ireland,…

October 21st: Venerable Aloysius la Nuza, SJ

Venerable Aloysius La Nuza, SJBorn : Jan10, 1607 Born: 1591 Died: October 21, 1656 Aloysius, the son of a Spanish officer, was born in Licata, Sicily. He spent his early youth in Spain but returned to Sicily for his studies where he enrolled at the Jesuit school in Palermo. He thought of becoming a Jesuit…

October 18th: St Isaac Jogues, SJ

St Isaac Jogues, SJBorn : Jan10, 1607 Died : Oct 18, 1646 Beatified : June 21, 1925 Canonised : June 29, 1930 Issac Jogues was born in Orleans, France. At seventeen, he entered the Jesuit novitiate in Rouen, did his philosophy at La Fleche and theology at Clermont College in Paris. He was ordained in…

October 17th: Fr John Ogilvie, SJ

Fr John Ogilvie, SJBorn: 1579 Died: March 10, 1615 Beatified: December 22, 1929 Canonized: October 17, 1976 Fr John Ogilvie was born in Drum-na-Keith, Banffshire in Scotland. As his father had conformed to the state-established religion, young John was raised as a Calvinist. When hewas about twelve, John left Scotland to tour and study in…

October 13th: Venerable Paul Anthony Capelloni, SJ

Venerable Paul Anthony Capelloni, SJBorn: February 21, 1776 Died: October 13, 1857 Cause introduced: June 23, 1909 Paul Anthony Capelloni was born in Rome and attended the Roman College which was then operated by Diocesan priests because the Society of Jesus had been suspended since 1773. Later in 1794, he entered the Capranica, a distinguished…