Monday, February 26, 2007

Today, Monday February 26, 2007

Daily Lenten Devotions: Monday, the First Week of Lent

Lenten Topic for Today:
The Value of Fasting

Saint of the Day:
St. Alexander, Bishop

This Day in History

398
John Chrysostom (349–407), the greatest preacher of the early church, became bishop of Constantinople.

1732 In Philadelphia, Mass was celebrated for the first time at
St Joseph's Church the only Roman Catholic church built and maintained in the American colonies before the Revolutionary War.

1802
Victor Hugo, author (Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables) was born in Besancon, France (d. May 22, 1885 in Paris, France).

1846
William F "Buffalo Bill" Cody, an American soldier, showman, and bison hunter who killed 4000 buffaloes was born in Iowa, near LeClaire (d. January 10, 1917 in Denver, Colorado).

1932
Johnny Cash, American country and western songwriter and vocalist, was born in Kingland, Alabama (d. September 12, 2003 in Nashville, Tennessee).

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