Birthdays on December 24

Ignatius of Loyola (1491 to 1556)
Founder of the Jesuits

Spanish ascetic and theologian Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, is born in Guipuzcoa, Spain. His order quickly became a great power in Roman Catholicism and led the Counter-Reformation.

Annie Johnson Flint (1866 to 1932)
Crippled Poet Wrote of Grace on a Bed of Pain

Birth of Annie Johnson Flint crippled poet, who wrote many poems, some of which have been set to music, such as "What God Hath Promised" and "He Giveth More Grace," written while she was in great pain on bed.


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