FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: Joseph of Cupertino, Italian Conventual Franciscan friar who is honored as a Christian mystic and saint by Marie-Lynn with Midjourney
Well, now, let’s set our sights on September 18, another day with its own share of significance.
For starters, in the Christian calendar, September 18 is the Feast of St. Joseph of Cupertino. Old Joseph, bless his heart, was a bit of an unusual saint. He’s known for his knack for levitation, which means he had a habit of defying gravity and floating around like a helium balloon. So, folks on this day remember him and his heavenly acrobatics.
In the world of science, September 18 carries some weight too. On this day in 1851, the first issue of The New York Times was published. Now, that’s a newspaper that’s been dishing out the news for well over a century, keeping folks informed about what’s happening in the world.
And if you’re a fan of literature, you might be interested to know that on September 18, 1709, Samuel Johnson was born. He’s the fella who penned that famous dictionary of the English language. He gave us definitions and meanings that still stick around today.
So, September 18, it’s a day when the saints take flight, the presses start rolling, and the wordsmiths get to work. It’s a day to appreciate the quirky and the profound, all rolled into one.