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The sixteenth day of August.

Deaths

  • 1327. Roch, French saint (b. 1295)
  • 1661. Thomas Fuller, English churchman and historian (b. 1608)
  • 2005. Frère Roger, Swiss monk and mystic (b. 1915)

Feast days

Roman Catholicism

  • Saint Arnulph, bishop of Metz, Soissons, confessor (common)
  • Saint Balsemius, martyr [Troyes]
  • Translation ('vorheving') of Saint Bernward, bishop of Hildesheim, (deposition alse he starff)
  • Translation of Saint Brinolph, bishop of Skara
  • Saint Eonius, bishop of Arles
  • Saint Frambald, abbot, confessor (Senlis)
  • Saint Hyacinth, confessor (Dominicans)
  • Translation of Saint Maurilius, bishop of Angers, confessor
  • Saint Audomar, bishop of Thérouanne (Paris)
  • Saint Roch, confessor (helps against plague and skin diseases), patron saint of pilgrims, plague victims, and dogs
  • Saint Simplician, bishop
  • Saint Stephen I of Hungary
  • Saint Anne, Mother of Mary (Münster, Osnabrück)

Orthodox Christianity

  • Commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople in 944
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