No Saints today, but it was on this date back in 1805 when during the Napoleonic Wars a British fleet led by Vice Admiral Lord Nelson defeated a combined French and Spanish fleet off the coast of Spain under Admiral de Villeneuve in the Battle of Trafalgar.
Today is the Memorial of Saint Paul of the Cross (died 1775). And today is the birthday of Rob, the eldest son of Richard’s sister Bonnie in Texas (1965), and of Ted, the second son of Richard’s sister Susan in Iowa (1970).
This is the book I read on my Nook for my Third Tuesday Book Club meeting tomorrow night (October 21, 2o14). I found it to be an interesting exploration of both alternative universes and second chances, with a good dose of circumstances and consequences tossed in. I do not think it a great book, but it is an interesting read.
Today is the Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Today is also the Memorial of Saint Isaac Jogues (died 1646) and Saint John de Brébeuf (died 1649), Priests and Martyrs, and their Companions, Martyrs. Today is also World Mission Sunday. And today is the birthday of Rachel, the oldest daughter of Richard’s sister Juanita in Georgia (1986).
Today is the Feast of Saint Luke, Evangelist (died c.74). Today is also Bridge Day at the New River Gorge Bridge near Fayetteville, West Virginia. And today is the anniversary of when I first started working at the casino (1999).
Today is the Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr (died 107).
Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Hedwig, Religious (died 1243) and the Optional Memorial of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, Virgin (died 1690).
This short book, which is actually a play, features two minor characters in the great play of Hamlet by William Shakespeare. These two characters, however, do not know that they are minor characters, and essentially spend the play trying to find out why they are where they are, and what they are supposed to do.
Today is the Memorial of St. Teresa of Ávila, Virgin and Doctor (died 1582).
Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Callistus I, Pope and Martyr (died c. 222).
Today is Columbus Day (Observed), and Thanksgiving Day in Canada. Today is also Navy Day, the commemoration of the date in 1775 when the United States Continental Congress ordered the establishment of the Continental Navy, the precursor to today’s United States Navy (of which my son is a part). And we have no Saints to honor today.