The London Stone in Cannon Street is the oldest piece of London. It was moved in the 1700s from the south side of the street to the north side and built into the wall of the former Church of Saint Swithun before the church was bombed in WW2, yet the stone was left unharmed. The name “London Stone” was first recorded in historical documents around 1100. - Click on pin for full history.
St. Bernadette died in 1879 and was canonized a saint in 1933. Her body was exhumed in 1909 and fount incorruptilble. It was exhumed again in 1919, still incorruptible. In 1925 she was placed in a crystal coffin, in a chapel in the Church of St. Gildard at the covent of Nevers where she has been on view ever since, still incorruptible.
St. Benedict the African (1526-1589) was born a slave. At 18 he was freed and eventually became superior of a community of hermits at Montepellegrino. Canonized in 1807, he is honored as a patron saint of African-Americans.
Saints Agape, Chionia and Irene where 3 sisters who were martyred under Diocletian in 303 A.D. for violating a decree making it an offense punishable by death to possess any portion of sacred Christian writings and refusing to sacrifice to pagan gods.