A Roman ruler. Last Eastern Roman Emperor – 6 January 1449 AD – 29 May 1453 ..
1581 – Vincent de Paul was born on the 24th of April, in southern France, about four miles northwest of Dax. 1595 – He went to Dax for about two years as a boarder with the Franciscans to study for the priesthood. 1597 – He pursues university degree in Toulouse, residing at the College de ..
Vitus was a Christian saint from Sicily, Italy, Roman Empire. He is considered the patron saint of actors, comedians, dancers, and finally epileptics. He also protects against lightnings, animal attacks and oversleeping, and is the patron saint of Bohemia. Vitus is the patron saint of the towns of Forio in Campania, Italy and the town ..
269 AD – Valentinus, Saint Valentine, a Roman martyr Priest was sentenced to death by cutting the head ordered by Emperor Claudius. Before his head was cut off, he restored the sight of his jailers daughter whom he fell in love with as well. 496 AD – The feast of Sanit Valentine was first ..
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 ..
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 ..
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..
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 ..
325 AD – He became known for his piety and acts of charity. While the Arian heresy was rampaging throughout Christendom, he sided with the Catholic party. The arch-heretic, Arius, had taught that Christ is neither equal to nor of one substance with the Father, but merely an intermediary between God and man. To crush ..