Thursday, May 24, 2007

Thursday Basics

Thursday of the Seventh Week of Easter Australia: Solemnity of Mary Help of Christians

Saint of the Day: St. Vincent of Lerrins, monk and ecclesiastical writer

Catholic History:

1218 - The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt.

1086 Blessed Victor III (1026?–1087) was enthroned as pope.

1543 Nicolaus Copernicus, Roman Catholic priest, astronomer and scientist, died (b. 19 February 1473, Thorn [Torun], Prussian Poland).

Birthdays:

1494 - Pontormo, Italian painter (d. 1557)

1941 - Bob Dylan, American singer and songwriter

1944 - Patti LaBelle, American singer

1967 - Carlos Hernández, baseball player

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