Birthday of Joseph Smith (1805 - 1844)
December 23

American religious leader; translator of the Book of Mormon; founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints. Smith received visions beginning at age 14, when he saw "two personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description."

To deepen your understanding of Latter-day Saints' beliefs, practices, culture, and history, visit All About Mormons, the internet's most comprehensive resource for this church, which has more than 14 million members worldwide.

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