Is Saint Corona the patron saint of epidemics?

Did you know Aachen Cathedral, Western Germany, may be able to claim a special spiritual connection with the global coronavirus pandemic? It is said that the cathedral, one of Europe’s oldest, house the relics of Saint Corona herself. What’s more, Saint Corona is believed to be the patron saint of protection against plague. Ironically, locals had begun renewing its focus on Saint Corona more than a year ago, well before the novel virus had spread as a public health threat and, originally, Aachen Cathedral had planned to put the saint’s…

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#TodayInHistory – May 17

May 17 – Some important events on this day 218 👉🏼 7th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet ☄️ 1527 👉🏼 Pánfilo de Narváez departs Spain to explore Florida with 600 men – by 1536 only 4 survive 1536 👉🏼 Anne Boleyn’s 4 “lovers” executed shortly before her own beheading. 1792 👉🏼 24 merchants form New York Stock Exchange at 70 Wall Street 1803 👉🏼 John Hawkins & Richard French patent the Reaping Machine 1824 👉🏼 The diaries of Lord Byron are burnt by six of the poet’s friends at…

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