Today in Christian History
In England, the monastery at the Fountains Abbey was surrendered to the crown. It was the richest of the Cistercian houses, prior to the time of the Dissolution of all monasteries in England, under the reign of Henry VIII.
Death of John Spottiswoode, who had sought to assimilate the Presbyterian church of Scotland into the Church of England, and served as Archbishop of St. Andrews, Primate of All Scotland. He had also written The History of the Church and State of Scotland.
The American Navy began using chaplains within its regular service.
The inquisition in Mexico sentences revolutionary priest Jos
Individuals with Church of Christ leanings open a little stone chapel at Wampoony, South Australia.
Louise Rathke, RN, first Missouri Synod deaconess, sails for India as a missionary.
Death from pneumonia in Collegeville, Minnesota, of Virgil George Michel, a Benedictine monk. Viewing liturgical practice as the expression of the mystical body of Christ, he had worked intensely to spread ideas of liturgical reform, worship, and social action.
English apologist C.S. Lewis wrote in a letter: 'No doubt [my body] has often led me astray: but not half so often, I suspect, as my soul has led IT astray. For the spiritual evils ... arise more from the imagination than from the appetites.'
During a 10-day visit to the Philippines, Pope Paul VI was attacked by a knife-wielding man in Manilla. The pontiff was unhurt and continued his journey.
© 1987-2020, William D. Blake. Portions used by permission of the author, from "Almanac of the Christian Church"