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A Blog dedicated to the promotion of the Traditional Roman Catholic Faith in union with HH Benedict XVI, to the preservation of our Traditional Græco-Roman Catholic Civilisation and to the New Crusade against Islam. This Blog is under the Patronage of the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts of Christ our King and His Holy Mother, our Queen and of Santiago Matamoros (St James the Moor-slayer) and the Crusader King, St Louis IX of France.

16 janvier 2006

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.

From the East:

  • Veneration of Apostle Peter's Precious Chains


  • Righteous Hierodeacon Makarios of Kalogeras


  • From Ted Hewitt's Group:

    15 Jan.:

  • St Ita of Limerick, Abbess. Also known as Deirdre, she is my wife's Patronne.


  • The Martyrology:

  • Today's

  • Tomorrow's, for those who recit Prime


  • 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!

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