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“A Protestation of Allegiance made by thirteen Missioners to Queen Elizabeth, January 31, 1603 we whose names are underwritten do acknowledge ourselves...”

Curry, John. A Historical and Critical Review of the Civil Wars in Ireland … Vol. II. Appendix XV. DublinL Luke White, 1786.

Devotional

Submission is better than fretting

The foolishness of man ruins his way, and his heart rages against the LORD. Proverbs 19: 3. I know, O LORD, that your ru...

Events

314

Silvester becomes bishop of Rome (i.e.: pope) after Miltiades, but few genuine records will survive from his years.

Authority for the date: Wace, Henry. A Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature to the End of the Sixth Century A.D.

366

Athanasius returns to Alexandria where he spends the last seven years of his life after having been exiled five times for his faith.

Authority for the date: Schaff, Philip. New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge.

1561

Death of Menno Simons. This gentle Anabaptist leader will give his name to the Mennonites. Surprisingly, considering the rewards on his head, he dies a natural death.

Authority for the date: Simons, Menno. Complete Writings of Menno Simons.

1752

The profession ceremony for Sister Martha Turpin is held at the Ursuline Convent in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is the first North-American-born woman to become a nun in the Catholic Church.

Authority for the date: Olsen, Kirstin. Chronology of Women’s History.

1888

Death of Giovanni “Don” Bosco, Roman Catholic priest, educator, and founder of the Salesian order. He will be canonized in 1934.

Authority for the date: Saxton, Eugene. “St. Giovanni Melchior Bosco.” The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Com

1892

Death of Charles Spurgeon, a Baptist minister considered one of the greatest preachers of all time.

Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.

1939

Josiah Mtekateka is ordained as a deacon. He will overcome racism to become the first black African bishop of the Anglican Church in Malawi.

Authority for the date: Dictionary of African Christian Biography.

1955

Death of John Mott, whose missions ministry had spanned the globe.

Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.

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