Ante Diem VI Id. Feb. AUC 2758/AM 7514
Today is the Feast of St John of Matha, C. His biography from Catholic Online. There is no biography in The Catholic Encyclopædia, for reasons I don't know. Catholic Online is not Traditionalist and lists his Feast on the NO Calendar date of 17 Dec., but the Martyrology for 8 Feb. says «St. John of Matha, priest and confessor, founder of the Order of the Most Holy Trinity for the redemption of captives, who went to repose in the Lord on the 17th of December.»
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AD 412, St Proclus, Patriarch of New Rome, born.
AD 1124, St Stephen of Thiers, founder of the Order of Grandmont, dies. St Stephen, pray for us.
AD 1291, His Majesty, Afonso IV, King of Portugal, 1325-57, born.
AD 1587, Her Majesty, Mary II & I, Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland, martyred. His Majesty, James I & VI, King of England, Scotland and Ireland, ascends the Throne.
AD 1600, The Vatican condemns the heretic Giordano Bruno to death. Pray for his soul.
AD 1622, King James I & VI, dissolves the English Parliament.
AD 1725, His Imperial Majesty, Pyotr I Alexeyevich, the Great, Tsar and Autocrat of All the Russias, dies. (R+I+P)
AD 1809, His Imperial Majesty, Franz I, Emperor of Austria declares war on the imperial pretender Buonaparte.
AD 1861, Confederate States of America officially established in Montgomery, Alabama.
AD 1904, The heathen Japanese, disregarding the civilised Law of Nations, launches sneak attack on the Orthodox Russian Empire.