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December 21 Saints of the Day – Peter of Kiev and Peter Canisius

On this day in 1937, Disney’s “Snow White,” the first feature-length color & sound cartoon motion picture, premiered. Lacking the coveted PG rating, it was a total flop. Peter of Kiev (Kyiv) (d. 1326) (aka Peter of Moscow) grew up in a devout home (his parents were pretty devout, too) and went to seminary at […]

October 17 Saints of the Day – Shushanik and John the Dwarf

On this day in 1931, Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion, proving that when all other agencies fail, the IRS always gets its man. Shushanik (შუშანიკი) (440 – 475) was a Georgian princess. Her given name was Vardeni (“Rose”), but her family called her Shushanik (“Little Suzie,” after Susanna of garden fame). When […]

September 30 Saints of the Day – Gregory the Illuminator and Jerome

On this day in 2004, 600 miles south of Tokyo, the first images were taken of a live giant squid in its natural habitat. A submerged Studebaker. Gregory the Illuminator (257 – 332) was the son of a regicide, but that’s not his fault. When his father Anak killed the king of Armenia in a […]

September 13 Saints of the Day – The Church of the Resurrection and John Chrysostom

On this day in 1743, Great Britain, Austria and the Kingdom of Sardinia signed the Treaty of Worms. The worms, illiterate, signed with an “X.” The Church of the Resurrection was consecrated on this day in 335. After Jerusalem was destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD, many holy places commemorated by Christians and Jews […]