Tuesday Basics Plus Special Catholic Holiday in Poland
(I’ve been in bed resting due to illness, so I’m getting this up a little later today. Sorry, dear readers.)
Excerpt about St. Margaret Mary: After a girlhood marked by painful illness and even more painful family discord, Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647-1690) entered the Visitation convent of Paray-le-Monial, France, at the age of 22. She was ignorant, sickly, and clumsy, but she had great charity and humility.
To read more about St. Margaret Mary, go here.
On This Day in Catholic History:
1591 Pope Gregory XIV died (b. 11 February 1535).
1594 William Cardinal Allen, English Catholic cardinal, died (b. 1532).
1978 A conclave of the Roman Catholic College of Cardinals chose Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla to be the new pope. Taking the name John Paul II (1920–2005), he became the first non-Italian pope in 456 years.
1483 – Gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (d. 1542)
1758 – Noah Webster, American lexicographer (d. 1843)
1925 – Angela Lansbury, English-born actress, (“Murder, She Wrote”)
1937 – Tom Monaghan, founder of Dominos pizza, Daily Catholic: Top 100 Catholics of the Century, No. 38, Thomas S. Monaghan
1941 – Tim McCarver, baseball player and commentator
1946 – Suzanne Somers, American actress, (“Three’s Company”)
1948 – Leo Mazzone, American baseball coach
1980 – Sue Bird, American basketball player