852 BC – Saint Swithun was Bishop of Winchester. 862 BC – Bishop of Winchester. – Advisor to Ethelwulf. – According to legend, rain on Swithin’s feast day of July 15 presages rain for the next forty days. – The revival of Saint Swithun’s fame gave rise to a ..
1891 – Born in Breslau on the 12th of October. 1916 – She received her doctorate of philosophy there with a dissertation under Husserl, "On The Problem of Empathy." 1921 – Her reading the autobiography of the mystic St. Teresa of Ávila on a holiday in Göttingen that caused her conversion. 1922 – On the ..
1774 – Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton born on the 28th of August in New York City. She helped with the formation of the Society for the Relief of Poor Widows with Small Children, NYC’s first private charity organization. 1794 – Married at the age of twenty and became an active philanthropist. 1797 – She was ..
283 – He became a soldier in the Roman army at Rome and encouraged Marcellian and Marcus, under sentence of death, to remain firm in their faith. 287 – He was stoned to dea..
1452 – Born on September 21st in Ferrara, Duchy of Ferrara. Italian Christian preacher, reformer, and martyr, renowned for his clash with tyrannical rulers and a corrupt clergy. 1475 – He left his father’s house and his medical studies, on which he had embarked after taking a degree in the liberal arts, to enter the ..
1626 – Born on the 22th of July. A radical dreamer and proclaimed himself as "The Messiah". 1648 – With his knowledge of the "Kabbalah" he gained himself a band of followers. – Proclaimed himself as the true "Messianic" redeemer deisgnated by God to overthrow the governments and restore the kingdom ..
1586 – Isabel Flores de Oliva or Saint Rose of Lima was born on the 20th of April at Lima, Peru, of a Spaniard, Gaspar de Flores, and Maria d’Olivia, as one of ten children. She received from baptisim the name of Isabel Flores de Oliva. At three months old Isabella was in her cradle ..
Russian mystic. Advisor to Nicholas II. Murder..
1579 – He was born on the 9th day of December this year in Lima, Peru. 1639 – He died on the 3rd day of November this year in Lima, Peru. 1837 – He was beatified by Gregory VIII in this year. 1962 – He was canonized by Pope John Paul XXIII this ..
69 BC – Polycarp of Smyrna was born. – Polycarp visited Rome during the time of his fellow Syrian, Anicetus. – Polycarp following the eastern practice of celebrating Passover on the 14th of Nisan, the day of the Jewish Passover, regardless of what day of the week it fell. 166 BC ..