Historical Events in Church Annals for July 19:
Death of Saint Macrina the Younger, granddaughter of Macrina the Elder and sister of Saint Basil, Saint Gregory of Nyssa, and Saint Peter of Sebastea, who dedicated her life to prayer in Pontus.
Death of Saint Emily de Vialar, religious founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Apparition, dedicated to the care of the sick and downtrodden as well as the education of young French children. Forty houses were opened throughout the world from France to Burma to Australia. She was canonized in 1951 by Pope Pius XII.
Rome suffers another setback when it is announced that Russia's Orthodox Patriarch Alexi II announces he will not meet with the Pope because of continued disputes over confiscated property druing the Communist regime.