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ItalyFr. Domenico Labellarte, A.G.C.Permalink

Born:1921.05.17 (Italy)

Founder of Apostles of Jesus Crucified (1968.09.23)

FranceMs. Martine Laffitte-Catta (77)Permalink

Founder of Emmanuel Community

Born:1942 (France)

Founder of Emmanuel Community (1972)

VietnamBishop Pierre Lambert de la Motte, M.E.P.Permalink

Born:1624.01.16 (France)
Ordained Priest:1655.12.27
Consecrated Bishop:1660.06.11
Died:1679.06.15 († 55)

Titular Bishop of Beirut (Lebanon) (1658.07.29 – 1679.06.15)

Vicar Apostolic of Cochin (Vietnam) (1658.07.29 – 1679.06.15)

Founder of Paris Foreign Missions Society (1660)

ItalyVenerable Fr. Pio Brunone Lanteri, O.M.V.Permalink

Born:1759.05.12 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1782
Died:1830.08.05 († 71)

Founder of Oblates of the Virgin Mary (1815)

FranceFr. Joseph Bovier Lapierre, C.S.B.Permalink

Born:1757 (France)
Died:1838.08.16 († 81)

Founder of Congregation of Saint Basil (Basilians) (1822.11.21)

Superior General of Congregation of Saint Basil (Basilians) (1822.11.21 – 1838.08.16)

SpainFr. Ignacio Larrañaga, O.F.M. Cap.Permalink

Born: (Spain)

Founder of Prayer and Life Workshops (1984)

BelgiumFr. Frédéric-Vincent Lebbe (雷鳴遠), C.S.J.B.Permalink

Born:1877.08.19 (Belgium)
Died:1940.06.24 († 62)

Founder of Congregation of Saint John the Baptist (1928)

FranceFr. Armand Jean le Bouthillier de Rancé, O.C.S.O.Permalink

Born:1626.01.09 (France)
Ordained Priest:1651
Died:1700.10.27 († 74)

Founder of Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (Trappists) (1664)

FranceArchbishop Marcel-François Lefebvre, C.S.Sp. Permalink

Credidimus caritati

Born:1905.11.29 (France)
Ordained Priest:1929.09.21
Consecrated Bishop:1947.09.18
Died:1991.03.25 († 85)

Titular Bishop of Anthedon (1947.06.12 – 1948.09.22)

Vicar Apostolic of Dakar (Senegal) (1947.06.12 – 1955.09.14)

Apostolic Administrator of Saint-Louis du Sénégal (Senegal) (1948 – 1955.09.14)

Titular Archbishop of Arcadiopolis in Europa (1948.09.22 – 1955.09.14)

Apostolic Delegate to French Africa (1948.09.22 – 1959.07.09)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Dakar (Senegal) (1955.09.14 – 1962.01.23)

Archbishop-Bishop of Tulle (France) (1962.01.23 – 1962.08.11)

Superior General of Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans, Holy Ghost Fathers) (1962.07.26 – 1968.09)

Titular Archbishop of Synnada in Phrygia (1962.08.11 – 1970.12.10)

Founder of Society of Saint Pius X (1970.11.01)

Superior General of Society of Saint Pius X (1970.11.01 – 1982)

ItalySaint Fr. Giovanni Leonardi, O.M.D.Permalink

Born:1541 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1572.12.22
Died:1609.10.09 († 68)

Founder of Clerks Regular of the Mother of God of Lucca (1574.09.01)

FranceFr. Jean-Léon Le PrévostPermalink

Born:1803.08.10 (France)
Died:1874.10.30 († 71)

Founder of Religious of Saint Vincent de Paul (1845)

SpainSaint Fr. Ignacio López de Loyola, S.J.Permalink

Born:1491 (Spain)
Died:1556.07.31 († 65)

Founder of Society of Jesus (Jesuits) (1540.09.27)

Superior General of Society of Jesus (Jesuits) (1541.04.19 – 1556.07.31)

MexicoArchbishop Manuel Pío López EstradaPermalink

Born:1891.05.05 (Mexico)
Ordained Priest:1914.10.28
Consecrated Bishop:1934.08.05
Died:1971.08.11 († 80)

Bishop of Tacámbaro (Mexico) (1934.06.16 – 1939.10.11)

Bishop of Veracruz–Jalapa (Mexico) (1939.10.11 – 1951.06.29)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Veracruz–Jalapa (Mexico) (1951.06.29 – 1962.06.09)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Jalapa (Mexico) (1962.06.09 – 1968.04.18)

Founder of Workers of the Kingdom of Christ (1963.09.12)

Titular Archbishop of Druas (1968.04.18 – 1970.12.31)

Br. Peter Lötschert, F.M.M.Permalink

ItalyMs. Chiara LubichPermalink

Born:1920.01.22 (Italy)
Died:2008.03.14 († 88)

Founder of Focolare Movement (Work of Mary) (1943.12.07)

Mr. Alfredo LucianiPermalink

Founder of European Christian Social Action

ItalyFr. Francisco Luzzo, F.d.C.C.Permalink

Born: (Italy)

Founder of Sons of Charity (Canossians) (1831.05.23)

MexicoFr. Marcial Maciel Degollado, L.C.Permalink

Born:1920.03.10 (Mexico)
Ordained Priest:1944.11.26
Died:2008.01.30 († 87)

Founder of Congregation of the Legionaries of Christ (1941.01.03)

Director General of Congregation of the Legionaries of Christ (1948.06.13 – 2005.01)

Founder of Regnum Christi Apostolic Movement (1959)

ItalyFr. Stefano Maria Pio Manelli, F.F.I. (86)Fr. Stefano Maria Pio Manelli, F.F.I. (86)Permalink

Superior General emeritus of Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate

Born:1933.05.01 (Croatia)
Ordained Priest:1955.10.30

Founder of Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate (1965)

Superior General of Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate (1990.06.23 – 2013.07.11)

ItalySaint Fr. Buonagiunta Manetti (Seven Holy Founders), O.S.M.Permalink

Born: (Italy)
Died:1257

Founder of Order of Friar Servants of Mary (Servites) (1233.08.15)

Prior General of Order of Friar Servants of Mary (Servites) (1256 – 1257)

IndiaFr. George Mannara, C.V.Permalink

Born: (India)

Founder of Vincentian Congregation (1927.07.19)

Superior General of Vincentian Congregation (1927.07.19 – ?)

SpainSaint Fr. Josep Manyanet i Vives, S.F.Permalink

Born:1833.01.07 (Spain)
Died:1901.12.17 († 68)

Founder of Sons of the Holy Family of Jesus Mary and Joseph (1864.03.19)

ItalySaint Bishop Giuseppe Marello (Joseph Marello), O.S.J.Permalink

Iter para tutum

Born:1844.12.26 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1868.09.19
Consecrated Bishop:1889.02.17
Died:1895.05.30 († 50)

Founder of Oblates of Saint Joseph (Josephines of Asti) (1878.03.14)

Bishop of Acqui (Italy) (1889 – 1895.05.30)

Fr. John Marengoni, F.S.C.I.Permalink

Sierra LeoneBishop Melchior-Marie-Joseph Marion de Brésillac, S.M.A.Permalink

Born:1813.12.02 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1846.10.04
Died:1859.06.25 († 45)

Pro-Vicar Apostolic of Coimbatore (India) (1845.03.16 – 1850.04.03)

Titular Bishop of Prusa (1845.03.16 – 1859.06.25)

Vicar Apostolic of Coimbatore (India) (1850.04.03 – 1855.03.18)

Founder of Society of African Missions (1856.12.08)

Vicar Apostolic of Sierra Leone (Sierra Leone) (1858.04.13 – 1859.06.25)

Superior General of Society of African Missions (1858.04.13 – 1859.06.25)

PolandBlessed Fr. Bronisław Bonawentura Markiewicz, C.S.M.A.Permalink

Born:1842.07.13 (Poland)
Ordained Priest:1867.09.15
Died:1912.01.29 († 69)

Founder of Congregation of Saint Michael the Archangel (Michaelites) (1912)

FranceFr. Gabriel MartinPermalink

Born:1873 (France)
Died:1949 († 76)

Founder of Missionaries of the Plain (1928)

FranceMr. Pierre MartinPermalink

Born: (France)

Founder of International Federation of Pueri Cantores (1907)

FranceFr. Henri Martinesche, C.S.B.Permalink

Born:1797 (France)
Ordained Priest:1822
Died:1879.02.24 († 82)

Founder of Congregation of Saint Basil (Basilians) (1822.11.21)

MexicoBishop José Abraham Martínez BetancourtPermalink

Born:1903.03.16 (Mexico)
Ordained Priest:1928.10.28
Consecrated Bishop:1940.10.20
Died:1982.04.08 († 79)

Bishop of Tacámbaro (Mexico) (1940.07.17 – 1979.06.05)

Founder of Workers of the Kingdom of Christ (1963.09.12)

MexicoFr. Teodosio Martínez Ramos, M.S.C.Permalink

Born:1908 (Mexico)
Died:1978 († 70)

Founder of Missionaries of the Sacred Heart and Saint Mary of Guadalupe (1938.06.03)

IndiaBishop José Bento Martins RibeiroPermalink

Born:1859.08.29 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1890.08.17
Consecrated Bishop:1909.08.15
Died:1931.05.21 († 71)

Founder of Society of the Missionaries of Saint Francis Xavier (Pilar Fathers) (1887.09.26)

Bishop of Cochin (India) (1909.02.28 – 1931.05.21)

FranceBlessed Sr. Mary of the Passion, F.M.M.Permalink

Born:1839.05.21 (France)
Died:1904.11.15 († 65)

Founder of Missionaries of Mary (1877.01.06)

Superior General of Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (1877.01.06 – 1904.11.15)

ItalyFr. Gaetano Mauro, P.O.C.R.Permalink

Born:1888.04.13 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1912.07.14
Died:1969.12.31 († 81)

Founder of Congregation of Rural Catechists (1928.12.08)

Superior General of Pious Workers Rural Catechists (Ardorini Missionaries) (1956 – 1969.12.31)

USASr. Theresa Maxis Duchemin, I.H.M.Permalink

Born:1810 (USA)
Died:1892 († 82)

Founder of Congregation of the Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (1845.11.10)

ItalySaint Sr. Maria Domenica Mazzarello, F.M.A.Permalink

Born:1837.05.09 (Italy)
Died:1881.05.14 († 44)

Founder of Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco (1872)

Superior General of Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco (1872 – 1881.05.14)

UgandaBishop Sisto Mazzoldi, M.C.C.J.Permalink

Born:1898.01.13 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1922.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1951.06.24
Died:1987.07.27 († 89)

Vicar Apostolic of Bahr el-Gebel (South Sudan) (1950.07.08 – 1951.04.21)

Titular Bishop of Lamus (1951.04.21 – 1967.06.12)

Vicar Apostolic of Juba (South Sudan) (1951.04.21 – 1967.06.12)

Apostolic Administrator of Moroto (Uganda) (1965.03.22 – 1967.06.12)

Bishop of Moroto (Uganda) (1967.06.12 – 1980)

Founder of Congregation of the Apostles of Jesus (1968.08.22)

CanadaFr. Eusèbe-Enrique Ménard, O.F.M.Permalink

Born:1916.01.06 (Canada)
Ordained Priest:1941
Died:1987.03.26 († 71)

Founder of Society of the Holy Apostles (1956)

ItalySaint Sr. Angela Merici, O.S.U.Permalink

Born:1474.03.21 (Italy)
Died:1540.01.27 († 65)

Founder of Order of St. Ursula of the Roman Union (Ursuline Sisters) (1535)

FranceFr. Pierre-Marie Mermier, M.S.F.S.Permalink

Born:1790.08.28 (France)
Ordained Priest:1813
Died:1862.09.30 († 72)

Founder of Missionaries of Saint Francis de Sales (Fransalians) (1838.10.24)

PolandFr. Iryney Mariusz Michalik, C.M.S.A.A.Permalink

Born: (Poland)

Founder of Missionary Congregation of Saint Andrew the Apostle (1997.11.30)

Superior General of Missionary Congregation of Saint Andrew the Apostle (1997.11.30 – 2003.10.21)

SpainSaint Sr. Maria Rosa Molas y Vallvé, N.S.C.Permalink

Born:1815.03.24 (Spain)
Died:1876.06.11 († 61)

Founder of Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation (1857.03.14)

ItalySaint Fr. Buonfiglio Monaldi (Seven Holy Founders), O.S.M.Permalink

Born: (Italy)
Died:1262.01.01

Founder of Order of Friar Servants of Mary (Servites) (1233.08.15)

Prior General of Order of Friar Servants of Mary (Servites) (1249 – 1256)

ItalyBlessed Br. Luigi Maria Monti, C.F.I.C.Permalink

Born:1825.07.24 (Italy)
Died:1900.10.01 († 75)

Founder of Congregation of the Sons of the Immaculate Conception (1857.09.08)

FranceFr. Philippe Mora, I.C.R.S.S.Permalink

Born: (France)
Ordained Priest:1979.06.24

Founder of Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest (1990.09.01)

FranceBlessed Fr. Basil Anthony Moreau, C.S.C.Permalink

Born:1799.02.11 (France)
Ordained Priest:1821
Died:1873.01.20 († 73)

Founder of Congregation of Holy Cross (Holy Cross Fathers) (1837)

Superior General of Congregation of Holy Cross (Holy Cross Fathers) (1837 – 1866)

ItalyFr. Jacopo Antonio Morigia, B.Permalink

Born:1497 (Italy)
Died:1546.04.13 († 49)

Founder of Clerics Regular of Saint Paul (Barnabites) (1530)

Superior General of Clerics Regular of Saint Paul (Barnabites) (1536.04.15 – 1542)

GermanyBr. Paulus Moritz, C.M.S.F.Permalink

Born: (Germany)

Founder of Franciscan Missionary Brothers (1901.02.21)

Superior General of Franciscan Missionary Brothers (1930 – 1940)

LebanonBishop Germanos Mouaqqad, M.S.P.Permalink

Born:1853.04 (Syria)
Died:1912.02.11 († 58)

Bishop of Baalbek of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon) (1886 – 1894)

Founder of Society of Missionaries of Saint Paul (1903.08.15)

Superior General of Society of Missionaries of Saint Paul (1903.08.15 – 1912.02.11)

FranceFr. Jean-Baptiste Muard, S.S.E.Permalink

Born:1809 (France)
Ordained Priest:1834
Died:1854 († 45)

Founder of Society of Saint Edmund (Edmundites) (1843)

ItalySaint Fr. Leonardo Murialdo, C.S.I.Permalink

Born:1828.10.26 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1851
Died:1900.03.30 († 71)

Founder of Congregation of Saint Joseph (1873.03.19)

Superior General of Congregation of Saint Joseph (1873.03.19 – 1900.03.30)

AustriaMs. Katharina NeumayerPermalink

Born: (Austria)

Founder of International Confederation of Professional Associations of Domestic Workers (1959)

FranceSaint Br. Pierre Nolasque (Peter Nolasco), O. de M.Permalink

Born:1189 (France)
Died:1256.12.25 († 67)

Founder of Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy (Mercedarians) (1218)

Master General of Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy (Mercedarians) (1218 – 1245)

ItalyBlessed Msgr. Luigi NovaresePermalink

Born:1914.07.29 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1938.12.17
Died:1984.07.20 († 69)

Founder of Silent Workers of the Cross Association (SODC) (1950)

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