No Saints again (drat). We note that on this date in 1820 a whale rammed and sank the Whaleship Essex, with results that were very bad for the crew of the ship and very good for future literature.
No Saints today. On this date in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the military cemetery ceremony at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War.
Today is the Optional Memorial of the Dedication of the Basilicas of Peter and Paul, Apostles, and the Optional Memorial of Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, Virgin (died 1852). And today is the annual Leonid Meteor Shower (in the predawn sky to the south), and the birthday of Will, one of the former Assembled (1986).
Today is the Memorial of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, religious (died 1231) and the Remembrance of Venerable Henriette DeLille, Religious (died 1862).
Today is the Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, and the Optional Memorial of Saint Margaret of Scotland, Queen (died 1093), the Optional Memorial of Saint Edmund Rich of Abington, Bishop (died 1240), and the Optional Memorial of Saint Gertrude, Virgin (died 1302).
I finished reading this Afghanistan based novel for my Third Tuesday Book Club meeting on Sunday, a day ahead of my goal, because I could not put down this wonderful book.
Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Albert the Great, Bishop and Doctor (died 1280). Today is also Sadie Hawkins Day.
No Saints today, but it was on this date in 1940 when the city of Coventry, England, in the West Midlands, was the target of a massive bombing raid by the German Luftwaffe.
Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Stansilaus Kostka, Religious (died 1568) and the Memorial of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin and Religious (died 1917).
Today is the Memorial of Saint Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr (died 1623). Today is also the birthday of Richard’s sister Bonnie in Texas (1944).