1901 – Born on April 7th. French clergyman, pacifist, and anti-Nazi activist. – André Trocmé is famous for his role in saving thousands of Jews from the Nazis, as pastor of the French village of Le Chambon. 1938 – Co-founder of the Collège Lycée International Cévenol in Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, France. 1940 – Someone ..
Spanish ascetic, mystic, carmelite nun, and saint. Co-founded reformed Carmelite order. Patron saint..
1380 – Thomas a Kempis, born in Kempen, Germany. He was a Renaissance Roman Catholic monk and author of Imitation of Christ, one of the best known Christian books on devotion. 1392 – Reached Deventer when he was barely twelve years old, was taught by a dame the beginnings of his learning, and in a ..
1934 – Born on the 14th of March. 1957 – Studying in local seminaries, he was ordained a priest on the 28th of June by Archbishop Giovanni Battista Montini. 1989 – He served in the Archdiocese of Milan until the 1st of July, when Pope John Paul II named Tettamanzi archbishop of Ancona-Osimo. 1991 – ..
English author, prelate, an..
1871 – Born on November 26th in Caltagirone (Sicily). Italian clergyman and anti-Fascist politician. 1894 – Ordained as a priest. 1905 – Was the vice-mayor of Caltagirone. 1919 – Was one of the founders of the Italian Popular Party, (Partito Popolare Italiano) (PPI). 1924 – Became the publisher of the newspaper, Partito Popolare Italiano. 1953 ..
1713 – Laurence Sterne was born November 24, 1713 in Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland. His father was an Ensign in a British regiment recently returned from Dunkirk. Sterne’s father’s regiment was disbanded on the day of Sterne’s birth, and within six months the family had returned to Yorkshire in northern England. 1723 – Sterne was ..
1834 – Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Victorian England’s best-known Baptist minister, was born on June 19th in Kelvedon, Essex and spent his childhood and early teenage years in Stambourne, Colchester, and Newmarket. 1850 – His lack of a college degree was no hindrance to his remarkable preaching career, which began, when he was only fifteen years ..
1771- Sydney Smith born on the 3rd of June at Woodford, Essex, the son of Robert Smith. Sydney was the second of four brothers and one sister. He was an English writer and clergyman. 1789 – He became a scholar of New College, Oxford. 1792 – Graduated and received a BA from New College. 1796 ..
1898 – Born in Pardeeville, Wisconsin on the 27th of February. 1916 – He was ordained as a minister in the Disciples of Christ denomination of Christianity. 1928 – Smith moved to Louisiana, since his wife contracted tuberculosis and Shreveport had a good reputation for helping people with tuberculosis. 1932 – Smith ..