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ItalyMr. Giovanni AcquaderniPermalink

Born:1839.03.16 (Italy)
Died:1922.02.16 († 82)

Founder of Society of Italian Catholic Youth (1868.05.02)

ItalyVenerable Fr. Giovanni Agostino Adorno, C.R.M.Permalink

Born:1551 (Italy)
Died:1591.09.19 († 40)

Founder of Clerics Regular Minor (1588.07.01)

IndiaFr. Mathew Alakalam, M.C.B.S.Permalink

Born:1888.03.30 (India)
Ordained Priest:1913.12.21
Died:1977.12.21 († 89)

Founder of Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament (1933.05.07)

ItalyBlessed Fr. Giacomo Alberione, S.S.P.Permalink

Born:1884.04.04 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1907.06.29
Died:1971.11.26 († 87)

Founder of Society of Saint Paul (1914.08.20)

Fr. Francesco AlbertiniPermalink

Founder of Sanguis Christi Union (1808)

SyriaFr. Joseph al-Bitn, O.L.M.Permalink

Born:1679 (Syria)
Ordained Priest:1706
Died:1714.11 († 35)

Founder of Lebanese Maronite Order (Baladites) (1695.11.10)

SpainFr. Speranza di Gesù Alhama Valera, F.A.M.Permalink

Born:1893.09.30 (Spain)
Died:1983.02.08 († 89)

Founder of Congregation of the Sons of Merciful Love (1951.08.15)

ItalyBlessed Fr. Giuseppe Allamano, I.M.C.Permalink

Born:1851.01.21 (Italy)
Died:1926.02.16 († 75)

Founder of Consolata Missionaries (1901.01.29)

FranceFr. Jean-Joseph Allemand, O.J.J.A.Permalink

Born:1772.12.27 (France)
Died:1836.04.10 († 63)

Founder of Institute of the Work of Youth (1799.05)

AlgeriaCardinal Charles-Martial Allemand-LavigeriePermalink

Caritas

Born:1821.10.31 (France)
Ordained Priest:1849.06.02
Consecrated Bishop:1863.03.22
Created Cardinal:1882.03.27
Died:1892.11.25 († 71)

Bishop of Nancy (France) (1863.03.16 – 1867.03.27)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Alger (Algeria) (1867.03.27 – 1892.11.25)

Founder of Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers) (1868)

Apostolic Administrator of Oran (Algeria) (1875.11.09 – 1876.04.03)

Apostolic Administrator of Tunis (Tunisia) (1881.06.28 – 1884.11.10)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Agnese fuori le mura (1882.07.03 – 1892.11.25)

Archbishop of Carthage (1884.11.10 – 1892.11.25)

Apostolic Administrator of Ghardaïa (Algeria) (1891.03.13 – 1892.11.25)

MexicoFr. Enrique Amezcua Medina, C.O.R.C. (100)Fr. Enrique Amezcua Medina, C.O.R.C. (100)Permalink

Founder of Workers of the Kingdom of Christ

Born:1918.12.11 (Mexico)
Ordained Priest:1943.10.10

Founder of Workers of the Kingdom of Christ (1963.09.12)

SpainBishop Luis José María Amigó y Ferrer, O.F.M. Cap.Permalink

Born:1854.10.17 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1879.03.29
Consecrated Bishop:1907.06.09
Died:1934.10.01 († 79)

Founder of Capuchin Tertiary Religious of Our Lady of Sorrows (Amigonian Friars) (1889.04.12)

Titular Bishop of Thagaste (1907.04.18 – 1913.07.18)

Apostolic Administrator of Solsona (Spain) (1907.04.18 – 1913.07.18)

Bishop of Segorbe (Spain) (1913.07.18 – 1934.10.01)

FranceFr. Jean-Émile Anizan, F.C.Permalink

Born:1853.01.06 (France)
Ordained Priest:1877.12.22
Died:1928.05.01 († 75)

Founder of Sons of Charity (1918.12.25)

MexicoFr. Francisco Javier Asencio Dávalos, M.Sp.S.Permalink

Born: (Mexico)

Founder of School of the Cross (1965)

FranceBishop Guy Claude Bagnard (82)Bishop Guy Claude Bagnard (82)Permalink

Bishop emeritus of Belley–Ars (France)

Ut unum sint

Born:1937.04.14 (France)
Ordained Priest:1965.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1987.10.04

Bishop of Belley (France) (1987.07.08 – 1988.01.23)

Bishop of Belley–Ars (France) (1988.01.23 – 2012.06.15)

Founder of Society of Saint John Mary Vianney (1990.04.18)

Mr. Emmanuel BaillyPermalink

FranceSaint Sr. Maddalena Sofia Barat, R.S.C.J.Permalink

Born:1779.12.12 (France)
Died:1865.05.25 († 85)

Founder of Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (1800.11.21)

Superior General of Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (1806 – 1865.05.25)

IndiaFr. Anthonipillai Thomas Bastiampillai, O.M.I.Permalink

Born:1886.03.07 (India)
Ordained Priest:1912.01.06
Died:1964.01.26 († 77)

Founder of Rosarian Fathers (1928.02.02)

FranceFr. Louis-Marie Baudouin, F.M.I.Permalink

Born:1765.08.02 (France)
Ordained Priest:1789.09.19
Died:1835.02.12 († 69)

Founder of Congregation of the Sons of Mary Immaculate (1828)

CanadaFr. Robert Bedard, C.C.Permalink

Born:1929.07.17 (Canada)
Ordained Priest:1955.06.06
Died:2011.10.06 († 82)

Founder of Companions of the Cross (1985.05.03)

General Superior of Companions of the Cross (1986 – 1996)

GermanyFr. Bernhard Bendel, ALCP/OSSPermalink

Born:1908.10.20 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1933.12.08
Died:1980.01.19 († 71)

Founder of Apostolic Life Community of Priests in the Opus Spiritus Sancti (Holy Spirit Fathers) (1974.11)

ItalySaint Deacon Giovanni Francesco Bernardone (Francis of Assisi), O.F.M.Permalink

Born:1181 (Italy)
Died:1226.10.03 († 45)

Founder of Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans) (1210)

Custos of the Holy Land of Custody of the Holy Land (1219? – ?)

Founder of Third Order Regular of Saint Francis (1221)

FranceFr. Jean-Baptiste Berthier, M.S.Permalink

Born:1840.02.24 (France)
Died:1908.10.16 († 68)

Founder of Congregation of Missionaries of the Holy Family (1895)

FranceMr. Paul BerthierPermalink

Born: (France)

Founder of International Federation of Pueri Cantores (1907)

FranceSaint Fr. Berthold, O. Carm.Permalink

Born: (France)
Died:1195

Founder of Order of the Brothers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Carmelites) (1154)

Prior General of Order of the Brothers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Carmelites) (1154 – 1195)

ItalySaint Fr. Gaspar Louis Bertoni, C.S.S.Permalink

Born:1777.10.09 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1800.09.20
Died:1853.06.12 († 75)

Founder of Congregation of the Sacred Stigmata (Stigmatines) (1816.11.04)

Superior General of Congregation of the Sacred Stigmata (Stigmatines) (1816.11.04 – 1853.06.12)

FranceSaint Sr. Julie Billiart, S.N.D.Permalink

Born:1751.07.12 (France)
Died:1816.04.08 († 64)

Founder of Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (1804)

Superior General of Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (1804 – 1816.04.08)

USAFr. William Howard Bishop, G.H.M.Permalink

Born:1886 (USA)
Died:1953 († 67)

Founder of Glenmary Home Missioners (1939)

Fr. André BlaisPermalink

FranceSr. Marie-Louise-Françoise Saint-Joseph Blin de Bourdon, S.N.D.Permalink

Born:1756.03.08 (France)
Died:1838.02.09 († 81)

Founder of Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (1804)

Superior General of Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (1816 – 1835)

IrelandFr. John Blowick, S.S.C.M.E.Permalink

Born: (Ireland)

Founder of Missionary Society of Saint Columban (Columban Missionaries) (1917)

Superior General of Missionary Society of Saint Columban (Columban Missionaries) (1919 – 1924)

SpainFr. Jaime Bonet Bonet, F.M.V.D.Permalink

Born:1926.05.21 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1952.05.31

Founder of Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity (1963.01.17)

President of Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity (1963.01.17 – 2001.01)

SpainMr. Eduardo Bonnín AguilóPermalink

Born:1917.05.04 (Spain)
Died:2008.02.06 († 90)

Founder of World Organisation of the Cursillo Movement (OMCC) (1943)

ItalySaint Fr. Giovanni Bosco, S.D.B.Permalink

Born:1815.08.16 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1841.06.05
Died:1888.01.31 († 72)

Founder of Salesian Cooperators Association (1841)

Founder of Salesians of Saint John Bosco (Salesians) (1859.12.18)

Rector Major of Salesians of Saint John Bosco (Salesians) (1859.12.18 – 1888.01.31)

CanadaFr. Ludger Brien, S.J.Permalink

Born:1908.05.02 (Canada)
Ordained Priest:1941.08.17
Died:1999.08.23 († 91)

Founder of Society of Christ the Lord (1951.12.01)

ItalyFr. Louis Brisson, O.S.F.S.Permalink

Born:1817.06.23 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1840.12.19
Died:1908.02.02 († 90)

Founder of Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales (1871)

ArgentinaFr. Carlos Miguel Buela, I.V.E. (78)Fr. Carlos Miguel Buela, I.V.E. (78)Permalink

Superior General emeritus of Institute of the Incarnate Word

Born:1941.04.04 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1971.10.07

Founder of Institute of the Incarnate Word (1984.03.25)

Superior General of Institute of the Incarnate Word (1984.03.25 – 1994)

Superior General of Institute of the Incarnate Word (2001 – 2010.07.15)

ColombiaBishop Miguel Ángel Builes GómezPermalink

Certa bonum certamen fidei

Born:1888.09.09 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1914.11.29
Consecrated Bishop:1924.08.03
Died:1971.09.29 († 83)

Bishop of Santa Rosa de Osos (Colombia) (1924.05.27 – 1971.09.29)

Founder of Yarumal Society for the Foreign Missions (1927.07.03)

ItalyFr. Luigi Butera Vullo, M.S.P.Permalink

Born:1932.05.22 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1960.04.02

Founder of Missionary Servants of the Word (1983.10.18)

Superior General of Missionary Servants of the Word (2002 – 2014.07.16)

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