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2016-04-27

MIRACLES

- Blessed Alfonso Maria Fusco, diocesan priest and founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. John the Baptist (1839-1910);

- Venerable Servant of God John Sullivan, professed priest of the Society of Jesus (1861-1933);

MARTYRDOM

- Servants of God Nikolle Vinçenc Prennushi, O.F.M., archbishop of Durres, Albania, and 37 companions killed between 1945 and 1974;

- Servants of God José Antón Gómez and three companions of the Benedictines of Madrid, Spain, killed 1936;

HEROIC VIRTUES

- Servant of God Thomas Choe Yang-Eop, diocesan priest (1821-1861);

- Servant of God Sosio Del Prete (né Vincenzo), professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor, founder of the Congregation of the Little Servants of Christ the King (1885-1952);

- Servant of God Wenanty Katarzyniec (né Jósef), professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual (1889-1921);

- Servant of God Maria Consiglia of the Holy Spirity (née Emilia Pasqualina Addatis), founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Addolorata, Servants of Mary (1845-1900);

- Servant of God Maria of the Incarnation (née Catalina Carrasco Tenorio), founder of the Congregation of the Franciscan Tertiary Sisters of the Flock of Mary (1840-1917);

- Servant of God Maria Laura Baraggia, founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Family of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (1851-1923);

- Servant of God Ilia Corsaro, founder of the Congregation of the Little Missionaries of the Eucharist (1897-1977);

- Servant of God Maria Montserrat Grases García, layperson of the Personal Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei (1941-1959).