Thursday, March 01, 2007

Thursday Basics

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.

Birthdays

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.

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