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The Booths

It Happened Today: William Booth and Catherine Mumford Marry (1855)

The astonishing founders of the Salvation Army.

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Daily Thoughts for Little Ones

Devotional (2016 church year): We Have an Invitation to Relay to Others (1882)

Ah, Lord God! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child — Jeremiah 1:6 (KJV).

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Pope John Paul II visits his native Poland, remaining there through June 23rd. Authority for the date: World Topic Yearbook.
Death of Rufus M. Jones, American Quaker theologian. Through his writings and articles he had done much to advance Quaker social action. He had also helped found the American Friends Service Committee. Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.

Repose (Death) of Archimandrite Moses, who had entered the monastic life with the blessing of the famous St. Seraphim himself. After years of asceticism in Roslavl Forest, he had visited Optina and was persuaded to found a hermitage there.

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John Henry Newman, while traveling on a ship from Italy to France, penned the words to the hymn, “Lead Kindly Light Amid the Encircling Gloom.” Authority for the date: Price, Carl Fowler. One Hundred and One Hymn Stories. Abingdon, 1923.
Death of Samuel J. Mills at sea. He had been exploring Africa to see if a mission work could be established. With Adoniram Judson and others, Mills had been a founder of American foreign missions. Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.
Death of Johannes Tauler, German mystic and influential preacher. Authority for the date: Löffler, Klemens. “John Tauler.” The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1912.