DAILY CATHOLIC    TUESDAY     February 16, 1999     vol. 10, no. 32


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Historical Events in Church Annals for February 16:

  • 90 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Onesimus, run-away servant of Philemon whom Saint Paul refers to in his epistle and asks Philemon to forgive Onesimus and to embrace him not as a slave but as a brother. Colossians 4: 7-9 verifies that Philemon followed the apostle's advice. Onesimus became a preacher and is said to have been martyred in Spain while the Bishop of Berea.

  • 305 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Juliana of Nicomedia, Virgin and Martyr who was thrown into a boiling pot of oil. When that didn't do her in, she was beheaded. During her life she was tormented greatly by satan who tried to deceive her in visions but she was hep to his devious schemes and would not submit to his temptations. Her family had thought she was crazy because of her escapades with the devil and consequently treated her with disdain.

  • 309 A.D.
  • Death of the Caesarean Martyrs Saints Daniel, Elias, Isaias, Jeremy, Porphyrius, Samuel and Seleucius who were all killed at the gates of the city in Palestine because of their Christian faith. When they would not sacrifice to the pagan gods they were put to death by beheading.

  • 1933 A.D.
  • The German Catholic newspaper Germania is one of the first to warn the faithful of the terrible policies of Adolph Hitler and his Nazi beliefs as well as communism.

February 16, 1999       volume 10, no. 32


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