Louis Desaix

Louis Charles Antoine Desaix was a French general and military leader during French Revolutionary Wars. According to the usage of the time, he took the name Louis Charles Antoine Desaix de Veygoux. Born to an impoverished noble family of Ayat-sur-Sioule in the then-province of Auvergne, Desaix received his military education at the school founded by Marshal d'Effiat, entered the French royal army. During his first six years of service, he devoted himself to military studies; when the French Revolution broke out, he threw himself into the cause of liberty. Refusing to "emigrate", he joined the staff of Charles Louis Victor de Broglie, prince de Broglie the Jacobin son of prince de Broglie; this nearly cost Desaix his life, but he escaped the guillotine, by his conspicuous service soon came into favour with the Republican government. Like many other members of the old ruling classes who had accepted the new order, the instinct of command, joined to native ability, brought Desaix career success, thus he had attained the command of a division in 1794.

During the campaign of 1795 he commanded Jourdan's right wing, during Moreau's invasion of Bavaria, the following year, he held an important command. Following the retreat which ensued when the archduke Charles won the battles of Amberg and Würzburg Desaix commanded Moreau's rearguard, the fortress of Kehl, with the highest distinction, his name became a household word, like those of Bonaparte, Hoche, Marceau and Kléber. Next year his initial successes were interrupted by the Preliminaries of Leoben, he procured for himself a mission into Italy in order to meet General Bonaparte, who spared no pains to captivate the brilliant young general from the rival camps of Germany. Provisionally appointed commander of the "Army of England," Desaix was soon transferred by Bonaparte to the expeditionary force intended for Egypt, it was his division which bore the brunt of the Mamluk attack at the battle of the Pyramids, he crowned his reputation by his victories over Murad Bey in Upper Egypt. Amongst the fellaheen he acquired the significant appellation of the "Just Sultan".

When command passed to Kléber, Desaix was one of the small party selected to accompany Bonaparte. However, it was months; the campaign of 1800 was close to its climax. He was assigned to the command of a corps of two infantry divisions. Three days detached, with Boudet's division, at Rivalta, he heard the cannon of Marengo on his right. Taking the initiative he marched at once towards the sound, meeting Bonaparte's staff officer, who had come to recall him, half way on the route, he arrived with Boudet's division at the moment when the Austrians were victorious all along the line. Exclaiming, "There is yet time to win another battle!" he led his three regiments straight against the enemy's centre. At the moment of victory Desaix was killed by a musket ball, it happened to be that same day, when Jean-Baptiste Kleber, Desaix's good friend and comrade, governor-general of Egypt, was assassinated in Cairo. Napoleon paid tribute to Desaix by erecting monuments to him, one on the Place Dauphine and the other in the Place des Victoires in Paris.

The memorial in the Place des Victoires was destroyed. A monumental tomb with sculptures by Jean Guillaume Moitte serves as his final resting-place at the Great St Bernard Hospice. Moreover, his name is written on a face of the Arc de Triomphe, with other great military figures of the French Revolution. There is a fort, in Fort-de-France, named Fort Desaix in his honor. A street, Rue Desaix, a parallel cul-de-sac, Square Desaix, in the fifteenth arrondissement of Paris, between two metro stations, Bir-Hakeim and Dupleix bear his name. Desaix Boulevard is a major street in the Bayou St. John / Fairgrounds district of New Orleans. Several ships of the French Navy have borne the name Desaix in his honour. Attribution: This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. "Desaix de Veygoux, Louis Charles Antoine". Encyclopædia Britannica. 8. Cambridge University Press. P. 78. Cites as a source: Martha-Beker, F.. Comte de Mons, Le Général L. C. A. Desaix. Paris

Antony Emerson

Antony Emerson was a professional tennis player from Australia. He was the son of Roy Emerson. Emerson was born in Brisbane on 29 March 1963, to Roy Emerson, he and his father, the first man to win 12 Grand Slam singles titles, won the US Hard Court Father and Son tournament in 1978. During his junior career he had a win over Mats Wilander. Growing up in Newport Beach, Emerson attended Corona del Mar High School, at the same time as family friend Lars Ulrich, he was a member of the varsity tennis team at the University of Southern California before turning professional and earned All-American selection in 1984. Coached by his father, Emerson competed on the professional tour in the 1980s, he made most of his appearances as a doubles player and won a Challenger title with Mark Woodforde in Dortmund in 1985. On two occasions he made the men's doubles quarter-finals at the Australian Open, in 1985 and 1987, he partnered Des Tyson in both. His other Grand Slam appearances were at the 1986 French Open with Harald Rittersbacher and 1988 Australian Open with Ramesh Krishnan.

Emerson worked as a tennis professional in Miami for many years. Every year since 1983 he helped run the Roy Emerson Tennis Weeks, a popular six week tennis camp held in the Swiss town of Gstaad. Diagnosed with brain and liver cancer in 2015, Emerson's condition worsened and his father skipped the 2016 Australian Open where he was due to be honoured. On 23 January 2016, Emerson died at the age of 52. Antony Emerson at the Association of Tennis Professionals Antony Emerson at the International Tennis Federation

Candida Maria of Jesus

For the Italian nun, please see: Maria Candida of the EucharistCándida María de Jesús - born Juana Josefa Cipitria y Barriola - was a Spanish nun and the founder of the Daughters of Jesus. The order - founded in 1871 - was under Jesuit direction from her spiritual director and was involved with the education of children in Salamanca though expanded during her lifetime. Barriola was canonized as a saint on 17 October 2010. Juana Josefa Cipitria y Barriola was born in mid-1845 as the eldest of seven children to the weavers Juan Miguel Cipitria and María Jesús Barriola, her father was a weaver. Rather than attend school she helped look after her siblings because she was the eldest child, she received her Confirmation on 5 August 1848 and made her First Communion in 1855. At a young age, she went to Burgos to help support the household and worked as a domestic servant in various homes. Barriola was affected to a great degree from the depth of the poor conditions that she witnessed in a place undergoing the social effects of the Industrial Revolution in her native land.

The Jesuit priest Miguel José Herranz advised her on her path ahead and at his advice started a number of charitable and educations programs. Barriola believed. On 8 December 1871 - alongside five companions - she founded the Daughters of Jesus and she assumed the religious name: "Cándida María de Jesús"; the nun founded the congregation for the education of children and the advancement of the women in Salamanca. The congregation received diocesan approval from the Bishop of Salamanca on 3 April 1873. On 8 December 1873 she made her solemn profession. Barriola based her spiritual practices on the Spiritual Exercises. Father Herranz collaborated with her as she wrote the constitutions for the order which received the decree of praise from Pope Leo XIII on 6 August 1901. Barriola was a contemplative religious and was immersed in God who spent long hours before the tabernacle where she became serene in trials and suffering, her motto for life was: "I am for God alone". Barriola died in 1912. In 2005 her order had 1116 religious in 114 houses in countries such as the Dominican Republic and the Philippines.

The informative phase for the beatification process spanned in Salamanca from 17 June 1942 until 9 July 1957. The formal introduction to the cause came on 22 September 1978 under Pope John Paul I and she became titled as a Servant of God; the informative phase received validation in Rome from the Congregation for the Causes of Saints on 7 October 1982 while receiving the Positio dossier from the postulation in 1989. Theologians approved this dossier on 12 March 1993 as did the C. C. S. on 22 June 1993. The miracle for beatification was investigated in Spain and received C. C. S. Validation on 17 December 1983. C. S. on 10 January 1995. John Paul II approved this miracle on 6 April 1995 and beatified the late religious on 12 May 1996 in Saint Peter's Square. Another miracle needed for her to become a saint was investigated again in Spain and it received C. C. S. Validation on 10 June 2005 before medical experts approved it on 25 September 2008. Theologians approved this miracle on 7 March 2009 as did the C.

C. S. on 16 June 2009. Pope Benedict XVI approved this miracle on 3 July 2009 and canonized her as a saint on 17 October 2010. Hagiography Circle Saints SQPN Stella Maris Academy of Davao