Death of Pope Saint Damasus, 37th successor of Peter who was born in Spain and served for 18 years. He was a learned Pope who authorized the singing of the psalms by alternate choirs (Ambrosian Rite) instituted by Saint Ambrose. He also instroduced the use of the Hebrew term "Alleluia" into the Mass. In addition he had the Scriptures translated from Hebrew.
Birth of Saint Remigius, Bishop of Rheims and confessor. He was the son of Saint Celina and he is considered the "Apostle of the Franks." He died at Rheims on January 13, 530.
Death of Saint Bavo, monk and hermit who is known as the patron saint of Flanders.
Death of Pope Boniface IX, 203rd successor of Peter, whose papacy lasted 15 years. During this time he failed to settle the question of the schism since the second Avignon antipope refused any form of reconciliation.
Death of Don Juan of Austria at the age of 31 who had been so successful in turning the Turks back in the landmark Battle of Lepanto which marked the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary proclaimed by Pope Saint Pius V.
Death of Saint Theresa of Lisieux, better known as the "Little Flower." For more, see TODAY'S LITURGY.
Pope John Paul II beatifies Niceforo de Jesus y Maria (Vicente Diez Tejerina) and 25 Companions martyred in Spain, Lorenzo Salvia, Gertrude Caterina Comensoli, and Francisca Ana Cirer Carbonell.