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1491 – Saint Ignatius of Loyola, also known as, Ignacio Lopez de Loyola was born on the 24th day of December this year at the castle of Loyola, in the municipality of Azpeitia, 16 miles southwest of Donostia/San Sebastian in the Basque province of Guipúzcoa, Spain. His feast day is July 31, celebrated annually.   ..

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1879 – He was born on the 7th day of October this year in Gävle, a town in the province of Gästrikland, Sweden.   1902 – He immigrated to the United States, where he became a migrant laborer, moving from New York City to Cleveland, Ohio, and eventually to the West Coast.   1906 – ..

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248 AD – Born in Drepanon, Bithynia, Asia Minor. St. Helena, the wife of the emperor Constantius I Chlorus, and mother of Constantine the Great. She was a woman of humble origin, born probably at Drepanum, a town on the Gulf of Nicomedia, which Constantine named Helenopolis in her honor.   306 AD – Helena ..

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1374 – Saint Jadwiga or Queen Jadwiga born on the 18th of February. She was a Polish monarch who reigned and is venerated by the Roman Catholic Church as Saint Hedwig (Jadwiga) the Queen. She is the Patron Saint of queens, and of United Europe. 1384 – 1399  – Reigned as Polish Queen. 1386 – ..

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1048 – Stephen Harding was born in Dorset. 1108 – At Citeaux, Saint Robert was initially abbot. However, Robert returned to Molesme after a year, and Alberic took over. 1112 – Bernard of Clairvaux came to visit and brought with him his followers.          – A dozen new Cistercian houses were founded to contain ..

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1755 – He was born on the 6th day of June this year in Coventry, Connecticut.   1769 – At fourteen years old, he was sent with his brother Enoch to Yale University. The Hale brothers belonged to the Yale literary fraternity, Linonia, which debated topics in astronomy, mathematics, literature, and the ethics of slavery. ..

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1020? – Born in Soana. Pope Gregory VII was one of the most famous reformers in the history of the Catholic church. 1047 – He became a cleric in minor orders and then later on became a student of Gregory VI, whom Hildebrand stayed with, even in his exile across the Alps, until his death ..

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275 – Born in Lydda, Palestine. Patron of chivalry, and guardian saint of England and Portugal.   287 – When he was seventeen, he too became a soldier like his father, and the shining sword, which he then buckled on, was kept all his life as stainless as his honor. He never drew it in ..

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422 – Born in Nanterre, France. The patron saint of Paris, who allegedly saved that city from the Huns. 429 – When she was seven, Geneviève was induced by Bishop St. Germain of Auxerre to dedicate herself to the religious life. 451 – When Attila threatened Paris, she persuaded the inhabitants to remain, assuring them ..

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