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).