August 4 Saints of the Day – The Seven Sleepers of Ephesus and Jean-Marie Vianney

On this day in 1693, according to tradition, Dom Perignon invented sparkling wine. Rumors that he never attended Compline again are unfounded. The Seven Sleepers (or Holy Youths) of Ephesus (III cent. but read on) were a group of rich friends who had enlisted in the army together and ran up against Decius’ tiresome “everybody… Continue reading August 4 Saints of the Day – The Seven Sleepers of Ephesus and Jean-Marie Vianney