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24th of August – St Bartholomew’s Day

St Bartholomew, apostle. The Martyrs of Utica, or The White Mass, 258. St Ouen or Audoen, archbishop of Rouen, confessor, 683. St Irchard or Erthad, bishop and confessor in Scotland, 10th century.   Born. - Letizia Bonaparte (née Ramolini), mother of Napoleon, 1750, Ajaccio, Corsica. Died. - Cneius Julius Agricola, Roman general, 93, Rome; Alphonso … Continue reading 24th of August – St Bartholomew’s Day

23rd of August

Saints Claudius, Asterius, Neon, Domnina, and Theonilla, martyrs, 285. St Theonas, archbishop of Alexandria, 300. St Justinian, hermit and martyr, about 529. St Apollinaris Sidonius, confessor, bishop of Clermont, 482. St Eugenius, bishop in Ireland, 618. St Philip Beniti, confessor, 1285.   Born. - Louis XVI., king of France, 1754, Versailles; William Frederick I., king … Continue reading 23rd of August

22nd of August

St Symphorian, martyr, about 178. St Hippolytus, bishop and martyr, 3d century. St Timothy, martyr, 311. St Philibert, abbot of Jumièges, 684. St Andrew, deacon and confessor, about 880.   Born. - Philip Augustus II. of France, 1165; Aimé Bonpland, distinguished naturalist and friend of Humboldt, 1773, La Rochelle. Died. - Pope Nicholas III., 1280; … Continue reading 22nd of August

21st of August

Saints Bonosus and Maximilian, martyrs, 363. St Richard, bishop of Andria, confessor, 12th century. St Bernard Ptolemy, founder of the Olivetans, 1348. St Jane Frances de Chantal, widow and abbess, 1641.   Born. - James Crichton (The Admirable), celebrated scholar, 1561;* St Francis de Sales, celebrated Catholic divine, 1567, Sales, Savoy; Dionysius Petau, chronologer (De … Continue reading 21st of August

20th of August

St Bernard, abbot of Clairvaux, 1153.   Born. - Louis Bourdaloue, celebrated preacher, 1632, Bourges. Died. - Count Ricimer, celebrated Roman general, 472; Pope4 John XIV., 984; St Bernard, abbot of Clairvaux, 1153; Jerome Osorio, Portuguese prelate and author, 1580, Tavila; Martin Optiz, poet and philologist, 1639, Dantzic; Pope Pius VII., 1823; William Maginn, LL.D., … Continue reading 20th of August

19th of August

Saints Timothy, Agapius, and Thecla, martyrs, 304. St Mochteus, bishop and confessor, 535. St Cumin, bishop in Ireland, 7th century. St Lewis, bishop of Toulouse, confessor, 1297.   Born. - Elizabeth Stuart, Electress-Palatine of the Rhine, queen of Bohemia, daughter of James VI. of Scotland, 1596; Gerbrant Vander Eeckhout, painter, 1621, Amsterdam; Francis I., king … Continue reading 19th of August

18th of August

St Agapetus, martyr, about 275. St Clare of Monte Falco, virgin, 1308.   Died. - Empress Helena, mother of Constantine, 328, Rome; Pope Paul IV., 1559; Guido Reni, celebrated painter, 1642, Bologna; William Boyd, Earl of Kilmarnock, and Arthur, Lord Balmerino, beheaded for high treason, 1746, London; Francis I., Emperor of Germany, 1765, Innspruck; Dr … Continue reading 18th of August