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LebanonArchbishop Euthymios Michael SaifiPermalink

Born:1643
Consecrated Bishop:1683
Died:1723.10.08 († 80)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tyr of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon) (1682 – 1723.10.08)

Archbishop-Bishop of Saïdā of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon) (1682 – 1723.10.08)

Founder of Basilian Order of the Most Holy Saviour (Salvatorian Fathers) (1684)

SpainSaint Sr. Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada (Teresa of Avila), O.C.D.Permalink

Born:1515.03.28 (Spain)
Died:1582.10.04 († 67)

Founder of Order of Discalced Carmelites (Teresian Carmelites) (1568.11.28)

SpainSr. Trinidad de la Santa Madre Iglesia Sánchez Moreno, Obra (89)Permalink

President of The Work of the Church

Born:1929.02.10 (Spain)

Founder of The Work of the Church (1959)

President of The Work of the Church (1959 – ...)

ItalyBlessed Bishop Giovanni Battista ScalabriniPermalink

Video Dominum innixum scalæ

Born:1839.07.08 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1863.05.30
Consecrated Bishop:1876.01.30
Died:1905.06.01 († 65)

Bishop of Piacenza (Italy) (1875.12.13 – 1905.06.01)

Founder of Congregation of the Missionaries of Saint Charles Borromeo (Scalabrinians) (1887)

Superior General of Congregation of the Missionaries of Saint Charles Borromeo (Scalabrinians) (1887 – 1905.06.01)

BelgiumMsgr. Victor ScheppersPermalink

Born:1802 (Belgium)
Died:1877 († 75)

Founder of Brothers of Our Lady of Mercy (1830.01.25)

AustriaBlessed Fr. Anton Maria Schwartz, C.Op.Permalink

Born:1852.02.28 (Austria)
Ordained Priest:1875.07.25
Died:1929.09.15 († 77)

Founder of Congregation of Christian Workers of Saint Joseph Calasanz (1889.11.24)

PolandFr. Piotr Semenenko, C.R.Permalink

Born:1814.06.16 (Poland)
Died:1886.11.18 († 72)

Founder of Congregation of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Resurrectionists) (1836.02.17)

Superior General of Congregation of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Resurrectionists) (1842 – 1845)

Superior General of Congregation of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Resurrectionists) (1873 – 1886)

UkraineArchbishop Andriy Sheptytskyi (Andreas Alexander Szeptyckyj), O.S.B.M.Permalink

Born:1865.07.29 (Ukraine)
Ordained Priest:1892.08.22
Consecrated Bishop:1899.09.17
Died:1944.11.01 († 79)

Founder of Ukrainian Studite Monks (1898.09.22)

Bishop of Ivano-Frankivsk of the Ukrainians (Ukraine) (1899.02.19 – 1900.12.12)

Metropolitan of Lviv of the Ukrainians (Ukraine) (1900.12.12 – 1944.11.01)

SpainFr. José Soto ChuliáPermalink

Born:1887 (Spain)
Died:1975 († 88)

Founder of Work of St. John of Avila (1919)

Founder of Work of Saint Teresa (1938)

Ms. Marelia SuárezPermalink

Founder of Secular Missionary Carmel (1988)

FranceBr. Gabriel Taborin, F.S.F.Permalink

Born:1799.11.01 (France)
Died:1864.11.24 († 65)

Founder of Brothers of the Holy Family of Belley (1835)

PortugalSaint Fr. Teotónio (Theotonius), O.R.C.Permalink

Born:1082 (Portugal)
Died:1162.02.18 († 80)

Apostolic Administrator of Viseu (Portugal) (1112 – 1112)

Founder of Order of Canons Regular of the Holy Cross (1131.06.28)

FranceSaint Sr. Claudine Thévenet (Maria di Sant’Ignazio), R.J.M.Permalink

Born:1789.01.22 (France)
Died:1837.02.03 († 48)

Founder of Congregation of the Religious of Jesus and Mary (1818.10.06)

ItalySaint Fr. Gaetano Thiene (Cajetan), C.R.Permalink

Born:1480.10.01 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1516
Died:1547.08.07 († 66)

Founder of Congregation of Clerics Regular (Theatines) (1524.09.14)

FranceFr. Joseph-Marie Timon-David, S.C.J.Permalink

Born:1823.01.29 (France)
Ordained Priest:1846.06
Died:1891.04.10 († 68)

Founder of Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Timon David Fathers) (1852.11.20)

FranceFr. Pierre Tourvieille, C.S.B.Permalink

Born:1780 (France)
Died:1859.08.06 († 79)

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

Superior General of Congregation of Saint Basil (Basilians) (1838 – 1859.08.06)

FranceFr. Julien Tracol, C.S.B.Permalink

Born:1796 (France)
Died:1885.06.03 († 89)

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

FranceBlessed Sr. Marie-Louise Trichet, F.d.L.S.Permalink

Born:1684.05.07 (France)
Died:1759.04.28 († 74)

Founder of Daughters of Wisdom (1703)

BelgiumFr. Petrus Joseph TriestPermalink

Born:1760.08.31 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1786.06.10
Died:1836.06.24 († 75)

Founder of Brothers of Charity (1807)

USAFr. Charles Randolph Uncles, S.S.J.Permalink

Born: (USA)
Ordained Priest:1891.12
Died:1933.07.21

Founder of Society of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart (Josephites) (1892)

FranceFr. Jean-Antoine Vallon, C.S.B.Permalink

Born:1775 (France)
Died:1840.08.13 († 65)

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

BelgiumFr. Constant Guillaume van CrombrugghePermalink

Born:1789.10.14 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1812.09.19
Died:1865.12.01 († 76)

Founder of Josephites of Belgium (1817)

NetherlandsBishop Johannes van HooydonkPermalink

Simpliciter et confidenter

Born:1782.08.02 (Netherlands)
Ordained Priest:1838.12.22
Consecrated Bishop:1842.01.18
Died:1868.04.25 († 85)

Vicar Apostolic of Breda (Netherlands) (1827.01.07 – 1853.03.14)

Titular Bishop of Dardanus (1842.01.18 – 1853.03.14)

Bishop of Breda (Netherlands) (1853.03.14 – 1868.04.25)

Founder of Brothers of the Immaculate Conception of Huijbergen (1854.09.25)

CanadaMr. Jean Vanier (90)Permalink

Founder of International Association of Faith and Light
Founder of International Federation of L’Arche Communities (L’Arche International)

Born:1928.09.10 (Switzerland)

Founder of International Federation of L’Arche Communities (L’Arche International) (1964)

Founder of International Association of Faith and Light (1971)

IndiaFr. George Vattamkandathil, C.V.Permalink

Born: (India)

Founder of Vincentian Congregation (1927.07.19)

EnglandCardinal Herbert Alfred VaughanPermalink

Amare et servire

Born:1832.04.15 (England)
Ordained Priest:1854.10.28
Consecrated Bishop:1872.10.28
Created Cardinal:1893.01.16
Died:1903.06.19 († 71)

Founder of Saint Joseph’s Missionary Society of Mill Hill (1868)

Superior General of Saint Joseph’s Missionary Society of Mill Hill (1868 – 1903.06.19)

Bishop of Salford (England) (1872.09.27 – 1892.04.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Westminster (England) (1892.04.08 – 1903.06.19)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Andrea e Gregorio al Monte Celio (1893.01.19 – 1903.06.19)

IndiaBishop Sebastian VayalilPermalink

Born:1906.01.28 (India)
Ordained Priest:1935.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1950.11.09
Died:1986.11.21 († 80)

Bishop of Palai of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1950.07.25 – 1981)

Founder of Missionary Society of Saint Thomas the Apostle (1968.02.22)

ItalyFr. Mario Venturini, C.G.S.Permalink

Born:1886.05.07 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1910.08.24
Died:1957.03.18 († 70)

Founder of Congregation of Jesus the Priest (Venturini) (1926.12.07)

Superior General of Congregation of Jesus the Priest (Venturini) (1926.12.07 – 1957.03.18)

NetherlandsFr. Teophiel Verbist (南懷義), C.I.C.M.Permalink

Born:1823 (Netherlands)
Ordained Priest:1847.09.18
Died:1868.02.23 († 45)

Founder of Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Scheutists) (1862)

Superior General of Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Scheutists) (1862 – 1865)

BelgiumSr. Julia Verhaeghe, F.S.O.Permalink

Born:1910.11.11 (Belgium)
Died:1997.08.29 († 86)

Founder of Spiritual Family “The Work” (1938)

SpainFr. José María Vilaseca, M.J.Permalink

Born:1831.01.19 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1856.12.20
Died:1910.04.03 († 79)

Founder of Missionaries of Saint Joseph (1872.09.19)

SpainFr. Gerardo Villota, I.E.M.E.Permalink

Born:1839 (Spain)
Died:1906 († 67)

Founder of Saint Francis Xavier Spanish Institute for Foreign Missions (1899)

FranceFr. René VoillaumePermalink

Born:1905.08.19 (France)
Ordained Priest:1929.06.29
Died:2003.05.13 († 97)

Founder of Little Brothers of the Gospel (1956)

GermanySaint Fr. Bruno von Köln, O. Cart.Permalink

Born:1030? (Germany)
Died:1101.10.06 († 71)

Founder of Carthusian Order (Carthusians) (1084)

Minister General of Carthusian Order (Carthusians) (1084 – 1090)

GermanySaint Archbishop Norbert von XantenPermalink

Born:1080? (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1115
Consecrated Bishop:1126
Died:1134.06.06 († 54)

Founder of Order of the Canons Regular of Prémontré (Norbertines, Premonstratensians) (1120)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Magdeburg (Germany) (1126.07.18 – 1134.06.06)

FranceMsgr. Gilles Wach, I.C.R.S.S. (61)Msgr. Gilles Wach, I.C.R.S.S. (61)Permalink

Prior General of Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest

Born:1956.11.26 (France)
Ordained Priest:1979.06.24

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

Prior General of Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest (1990.09.01 – ...)

USABishop James Anthony Walsh, M.M.Permalink

Born:1867.02.24 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1892.05.20
Consecrated Bishop:1933.06.29
Died:1936.04.14 († 69)

Founder of Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America (Maryknoll Fathers) (1911)

Superior General of Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America (Maryknoll Fathers) (1911 – 1935)

Titular Bishop of Syene (1933.04.20 – 1936.04.14)

USAFr. Paul James Wattson, S.A.Permalink

Born:1863.01.16 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1910
Died:1940.02.08 († 77)

Founder of Franciscan Friars of the Atonement (1898)

NigeriaMsgr. Patrick Joseph Whitney, S.P.S.Permalink

Born:1894 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1920.06
Died:1942 († 48)

Founder of Saint Patrick’s Society for the Foreign Missions (1932.03.17)

Prefect Apostolic of Ogoja (Nigeria) (1938 – 1939)

GermanyMs. Marianna WilkePermalink

Born: (Germany)

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

GermanyArchabbot Boniface Wimmer, O.S.B.Permalink

Born:1809.01.14 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1831.08.01
Died:1887.12.08 († 78)

Founder of American-Cassinese Benedictine Congregation (1855)

President of American-Cassinese Benedictine Congregation (1855 – 1887.12.08)

GermanyBr. Jakobus Wirth, F.F.S.C.Permalink

Born:1830.10.15 (Germany)
Died:1871.03.28 († 40)

Founder of Franciscan Brothers of the Holy Cross (1862.06.12)

ItalySaint Fr. Antonio Maria Zaccaria (Anthony Maria Zaccaria), B.Permalink

Born:1502 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1528
Died:1539.07.05 († 37)

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

ItalyFr. Ottorino Zanon, P.S.S.G.Permalink

Born:1915.08.09 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1940.05.26
Died:1972.09.14 († 57)

Founder of Society of Saint Cajetan (1941.05.24)

NetherlandsArchbishop Johannes ZwijsenPermalink

Mansuete et fortiter

Born:1794.08.28 (Netherlands)
Ordained Priest:1817.01.19
Consecrated Bishop:1842.04.17
Died:1877.10.16 († 83)

Vicar Apostolic of Grave–Nijmegen (Netherlands) (1842.01.24 – 1851)

Apostolic Administrator of Ravenstein–Megen (Netherlands) (1842.01.24 – 1851)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of ’s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands) (1842.01.24 – 1851.10.13)

Titular Bishop of Gerrha (1842.01.24 – 1853.03.04)

Founder of Brothers of Our Lady, Mother of Mercy (of Tilburg) (1844.08.25)

Ecclesiastical Superior of Batavia (Netherlands) (1847 – 1848)

Vicar Apostolic of ’s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands) (1851.10.13 – 1853.03.04)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Utrecht (Netherlands) (1853.03.04 – 1868.03.13)

Archbishop-Bishop of ’s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands) (1853.03.04 – 1877.10.16)

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