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1033 – He was born this year in Aosta, Burgundy. At the age of fifteen, he desired to enter a monastery, but he could not obtain his father’s consent. Disappointment brought on an apparent psychosomatic illness, and after he recovered, he seems to have given up his studies for a time and lived a more ..

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1036 – Born in Milan. Italian Benedictine bishop and saint. 1071 – Alexander II designated Anselm as Bishop of Lucca and sent him to Germany to take investiture from Henry IV. 1073 – Gregory VII, successor of Alexander II, also appointed Anselm Bishop of Lucca, but advised him not to accept his ring and crosier ..

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He was a Syrian from Homs. According to Irenaeus, it was during his pontificate that the aged Polycarp, a disciple of Saint John the Evangelist, visited the Roman Church. 154-167- He was Bishop of Rome.            – He was the first Roman Bishop to condemn heresy by forbidding Montanism. He also actively opposed the Gnostics ..

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251 – Saint Anthony was born in Egypt of very pious parents. 286 – He departed for the desert where he found a derelict fortress in which he barricaded himself at the age of 35. Completely isolated, but for a good Christian who bought him food every six months or so, he pursued with greater ..

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       – Anterus, who was pope for only one month and ten days, is thought to have been of Greek origin, but the name could indicate that he was a freed slave. 235 – Anterus was elected pope on the 9th of September. 236 – On the 3rd of January, he died in undramatic ..

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1943 – Born on the 22nd of August in Namibia. 1990 – A member of the National Assembly. 1990-1995 – He was minister of education, sport, and culture. 1995-2005 – He was minister of higher education. 2004 – He was one of three candidates who sought the SWAPO ruling party’s nomination as its presidential candidate ..

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1195 – Anthony was born in Lisbon, Portugal. Italian  Sant’Antonio da Padova , original name Fernando Franciscan friar, doctor of the church, and patron of the poor. Baptized Ferdinand. 1210 – He joined the Augustinian canons and probably became a priest. 1220 – He joined the Franciscan order, hoping to preach to the Saracens and ..

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1922 – Born on the 4th of August in Lajas, Puerto Rico. 1950 – He was ordained a catholic priest in San German, Puerto Rico. 1950-1960 – He was the superintendent of the Catholic Schools for the diocese of Ponce and chancellor of the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico. He also served as Chaplain ..

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1656 – Samuel Andrew born in Cambridge, Massachusetts.          – He was an American Congregational clergyman and educator. 1707-1719 – He served as the rector of Yale University. 1738 – Samuel di..

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1932 – Born on October 17th in Toccoa, Georgia. Olympic gold medalist in weightlifting. Widely regarded to be the world’s strongest man, he established national, Olympic, and world records in the superheavyweight class of weightlifting in the 1950s and early 1960s. 1955 – Anderson set several weightlifting world records in the press and clean-and-jerk events. ..

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