The First Thursday in Lent
Lenten Reflection for Today by Mother Angelica
Quote for the Day:
"Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them."
~ St. Francis de Sales
Today in History
589 Saint David of Wales, bishop and confessor, patron of Wales, died (b. ca. 500).
713 Suitbert, Apostle of Frisia and a Northumbrian priest, died.
1547 The Council of Trent reaffirmed the Roman Catholic teaching on Confirmation as a sacrament.
1958 - Samuel Alphonsus Stritch, is appointed Pro-Prefect of the Propagation of Faith and thus becomes the first American member of the Roman Curia.
1474 - Angela Merici, Italian nun (d. 1540)
1732 - William Cushing, 2nd (confirmed) Chief Justice of the United States. (d. 1810)
1810 - Frédéric Chopin, Polish-French composer and pianist (d. 1849)
1904 - Glenn Miller, American bandleader (d. 1944)
1910 - David Niven, English actor (d. 1983)
1912 - Gerald Emmett Cardinal Carter, archbishop of Toronto (d. 2003)
1921 - Terence Cardinal Cooke, American Catholic archbishop (d. 1983) Cooke led a campaign in the United States against legalized abortion.