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Memorial of St. Vincent de Paul, priest
Today's Mass Readings
Today in Catholic History:
1540 Through the encyclical Regimini Militantis Ecclesiae, Pope Paul III (1468–1549; pope, 1534–1549) officially approved the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), founded in 1534 by St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491–1556).
1590 Pope Urban VII (b. 4 August 1521) died thirteen days after being chosen as the pope, making his reign the shortest papacy in history.
1660 St. Vincent de Paul, founder of the first Confraternity of Charity in 1617, the Congregation of the Mission in 1625 and the Daughters of Charity, died (b. 24 April 1576).
1700 Pope Innocent XII died (b. 13 March 1615).
1696 St. Alphonsus Liguori, Italian founder of the Redemptorist order, was born (d. 1 August 1787).
1866 - Blessed Eurosia Fabris Italian Catholic wife and mother; dressmaker (d. 1932)
1920 - Jayne Meadows, American actress
1949 - Mike Schmidt, American baseball player
1979 - Jon Garland, American baseball player