Ante Diem XVI Kal. Feb. AM 7514/AUC 2758
Today is the Feast of St Anthony, Ab. His biography from the The Catholic Encyclopædia.
From the East:
From Ted Hewitt's Group:
On this day:
AD 395, Theodosius I the Great, Emperor of Rome, dies at 49.
AD 1342 Philip the Bold, duke of Burgundy, born.
AD 1463, Frederick III, the Wise, Elector of Saxony (1486-25), protector of the arch-heresiarch Luther, born. «Wise» he never was!
AD 1504, His Holiness, St Pius V [Antonio Ghislieri], reigned 1566-72, of Tridentine Mass fame, born. May he pray for the Church.
AD 1562, Edict of St Germain recognizes the Huguenots in France. A great mistake. Protestantism led to the Revolution and until this day a left government has a majority or large minority of heretics.
AD 1584, Bohemia adopts the Gregorian calendar.
AD 1595, His Most Christian Majesty, Henri IV, King of France and Navarre, declares war on His Most Catholic Majesty, Felipe II, King of Castile and Aragon.
AD 1732, Stanislaus II August Poniatowski last King of Poland, reigned 1764-95, born.
AD 1893 , Queen Liliuokalani, the Hawaiian monarch, is overthrown by a group of American sugar planters led by Sanford Ballard Dole. American anti-Monarchism shows its ugly face!
AD 1913, Father Werenfried [Flip] van Straaten, the «Bacon Priest» founder of Aid to the Eastern Churches (Oostpriesterhulp), born.