Saturday, September 29, 2007

Saturday Basics

Feast of Sts. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels

Today's Mass Readings

On This Day in Catholic History:

440 - Pope Leo I became pope.

855 Pope Benedict III (???–858) became pope.

1803 The first Roman Catholic Church in Boston was formally dedicated. Catholics had been granted religious freedom by the Massachusetts constitution of 15 June 1780.

1963 The second session of the Second Vatican Council was opened in Rome by Pope Paul VI (1897–1978). This session lasted through December 4.

Today's Birthdays:

1571 - Caravaggio, Italian artist (d. 1610)

1907 - Gene Autry, American actor and businessman (d. 1998)

1913 - Stanley Kramer, American film director (d. 2001)

1943 - Lech Wałęsa, President of Poland, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize


Bill said...

Gene Autry recorded my most favorite song of all time, "Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer". He also owned the California Angles baseball team.

Jean M. Heimann said...

He is one of my favorite old - time cowboys along with Roy Rogers.