DAILY CATHOLIC    TUESDAY     January 26, 1999     vol. 10, no. 17


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Historical Events in Church Annals for January 26:

  • 97 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Timothy, Bishop and disciple. For more on this saint, see TODAY'S LITURGY.

  • 347 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Paula, Roman Patrician widow who provided provisions for Saint Jerome, Saint Epiphanius and Saint Paulinus of Antioch. Before becoming a Jeronomite abbess, she distributed all her riches for the building of hospitals, monasteries, convents and churches in the city of Bethlehem.

  • 648 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Conan, Irish saint and bishop who ministered to the people of Scotland and the Isle of Man where he was the first bishop of Sodor on the island.

  • 681 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Thordgith, a mystic and victim soul who was the novice mistress of the convent founded by Saiint Ethelburga at Barking Abbey.

  • 1108 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Alberic, monastery founder and second abbot of the Cistercian Monastery at Citeaux in France.

  • 1188 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Austin, Bishop, abbot and missionary. He penned the accounts of Saint Olaf a fellow Norwegian, and evangelized England as well as Greenland and Iceland.

  • 1270 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Margaret of Hungary, the austere and holy Queen of Hungary who died in Budapest on this date at only 28 years-old. This devoted woman, who had a tremendous devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, sometimes saying 1000 Hail Mary's a day, was an example to all through her humble observance of penances and austere lifestyle. She was related to Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Saint Hedwig and King Saint Stephen.

January 26, 1999       volume 10, no. 17


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