Ante Diem XV Kal. Dec. AUC 2758/AM 7514
Today is the Feast of St Philippine-Rose Duchesne, patronne of my Parish.
Her biography from The Catholic Encyclpædia, but note its age! Since its publication, she has been both beatified and canonised!
It is also the Feast of St Gregory the Wonder-worker, BC.
His biography from The Catholic Encyclopædia
From Ted Hewitt's Group:
On this day:
AD 375, Enraged by the insolence of barbarian envoys, Valentinian, the Roman Emperor of the West, dies of apoplexy in Pannonia in Central Europe. R+I+P.
AD 1558, Elizabeth I ascends English throne upon death of Queen Mary, R+I+P, and the protestant revolt is sealed, despite the fact that Elizabeth was crowned according to the ancient Rite and swore to protect the Divine and Catholic Faith.
AD 1755, Louis XVIII next to last Legitimate King of France and Navarre (1814-24) born. Vive le roi!
AD 1989, Police crush Prague demonstrations, as the evil of Communism in Western Europe begins to fall.
AD 1997, Jihadists kill more than 60 people in an attack on a group of foreign tourists visiting a temple in southern Egypt.