Ante Diem XVII Kal. Feb. AM 7514/AUC 2758
Today is the Feast of St Marcellus I, Pope & Martyr. His biography from The Catholic Encyclopædia.
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On this day:
AD 308, His Holiness, St Marcellus I dies. May he pray for us.
AD 429, St Honoratius, Bishop of Arles, dies. May he pray for us.
AD 1220, Martyrdom of the protomartyrs of the Oreder of Friars Minor (Franciscans). Vide the following post.
AD 1343, Robert d'Anjou, King of Naples, dies. (R+I+P)
AD 1493, Christopher Columbus, TOSF, returns to Spain on his 1st trip, having brought the Gospel to the New World.
AD 1547 Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself 1st tsar (cæsar) of Russia in the Cathedral of the Dormition, Moscow. Previous rulers had been Grand Dukes.
AD 1556, Charles V, Roman Emperor, appoints his son Philip II, king of Spain.
AD 1581, English parliament passes laws against Catholicism, under Elizabeth, who had sworn to uphold the Catholic Faith!
AD 1936, Spanish socialists/communists/anarchists form FrentePopular, leading directly to the Red Terror and la Cruzada. ¡Viva España! ¡Viva Franco!