Abigail Adams- 1744
Fyodor Dostoevsky- 1821
Kurt Vonnegut- 1922
Carlos Fuentes- 1928
Senator Barbara Boxer of California- 1940
President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua- 1945
Stanley Tucci- 1960
Demi Moore- 1962
Calista Flockhart- 1964
Scott Dodge- 1965
Leonardo DiCaprio- 1974
It is also the Memorial of St. Martin of Tours, who died on this day in 311 and who is the patron saint of Martin Luther, who was born 10 November, as well as of
St. Bartholomew of Grottaferrata- Abbott and
St. Mina, an Egyptian saint who died around 309
It was interesting (at least for me) to look at my b-day post from last year. I still ask for prayers for my comrades in arms on this day "and ask St. Martin of Tours, whose feast is today, along with St. Stephen, my baptismal and confirmation patron, one of the seven deacons chosen by the apostles in Acts, a martyr, to intercede for all serving the cause of peace in Iraq and Afghanistan. Let us ask them to intercede for their safety, to comfort their families, and for [conversion of heart of all who see violence as means to accomplishing ends, be they political, religious, or personal and for the repose of the souls of all who have died, U.S., Iraqi, Afghani]. Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Peace, ora pro nobis. St. Stephen, ora pro nobis. St. Martin of Tours, on this, your feast day, ora pro nobis."
I conclude with a quote from Dostoevsky, which serves as the epigraph of Clarity Daily: "Beauty will save the world"!