- “Venerable Emérico Martín Rubio“. Saints.SQPN.com. 24 January 2015. Web. 26 January 2015. <>
notes about your extended family in heaven
One of seven children, locals remember him as a boy who loved to swim, play sports, worked at a drug store soda counter, and would walk a mile each morning to serve as altar boy at Mass. Diocesan priest, ordained in 1957. Missionary to Korea. Founded the Sisters of Mary in 1964 in Busan, Korea to house, educate and train orphans and street children, and the Brothers of Christ in Seoul, South Korea in 1981 to work with the poor and disabled; the Brothers and Sisters continue their good work today in Korea, the Philippines and Mexico. Twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, and once for the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Known for a devotion to the rosary and Eucharistic adoration, and for the joyful way he suffered through the ALS that eventually killed him.
Nun in the Company of Mary Our Lady, entering the novitiate in 1893. Teacher. Superior of her community in 1915. Her community was broken up and members lived as refugees during the anti-Catholic privations of the Spanish Civil War, but in the post-war years Cointa was able to re-unite them.
Lifelong lay women in the diocese of Imola, Italy. Franciscan tertiary. Had a great devotion to the works of Saint John of the Cross and Saint Teresa of Avila. Visionary and mystic kept a diary of what she saw and felt, but revealed nothing; it wasn’t until her diaries were printed decades after her death that anyone but her confessor learned of her inner life of prayer and love of God.
Lifelong layman. Studied at the Seminary of Mondoñedo, Spain, and then studied civil law at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Taught civil law at the University of Santiago de Compostela in 1839. Opened his own law firm in Viveiro, Spain in 1840, then in La Coruña, Spain in 1842. Served in the office of Judge Advocate and other government offices. Opened a law office in Madrid, Spain in 1852. Ran for governor in 1853. Helped found the newspaper El Oriente in December 1853. Started the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul in Viveito, Spain in 1858. Beginning around 1862, he developed a deep devotion to Eucharistic adoration. Married to Doña Adelaida Cuadrado Retana on 19 March 1863; their daughter Maria was born 15 May 1864. In 1868 he takes over leadership of Culto Continuo al Santísimo Sacramento, an organization devoted to continual Eucharistic adoration with over 6,300 members. Founded the Nocturnal Adoration Society in 1877.
Born to the Japanese aristocracy, a descendent of samurai warriors, and raised in a Shinto household. Lay woman in the archdiocese of Tokyo, Japan. Worked in the Nakajima airplane factory during World War II as a young girl; she survived a bombing of the plant. Developed tuberculosis. Adult convert to Christianity, baptized on 30 October 1949, taking the name Elisabeth Maria. Worked with the Franciscan Mission of the Immaculate Conception to minister to the poor, sick, orphaned and displaced who lived with almost nothing in the years following the War, especially in a slum and tent city known as Ant City. Satoko eventually realized that the only way to truly help these people was to become one; she renounced her family’s wealth and position, and lived with the homeless and outcast, praying endlessly for them and with them. First Japanese person declared as Servant of God.
Second of four daughters of Louis Pius White Unzueta and Daria Late Quiroga. Taught catechism to children in her parish. Earned a Bachelor of Humanities at the College of the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus; Professor of Catechetics at age 32 with a deep knowledge of the Bible and theology. Taught religion in public schools for 40 years, 10 of then as an unpaid volunteer. Married lay woman. Devoted her life to help the needy. Brought Catholic Action to Cochabamba, Bolivia; president of the Diocesan Women’s Association of Catholic Action. Founded Comedores Sociales (now part of Policlinico Rosario) to feed the poor of her city, work that continues under the leadership of Venerable Virginia’s sister Maria Teresa Saravia.
Founded the Oblate Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.