Events that happened Today in Church History |
Today is 1,467th anniversary of the election of Pope Saint John I, the 53rd successor of Peter, in 533. He was the first of an illustrious line of Popes who have taken that name all the way to Pope John XXIII who will become blessed on September 3rd this year. In fact, there are more Popes who took the name John than any other name. His pontificate lasted only three years. Born in Populonia, he was the first Sovereign Pontiff to travel to Constantinople where he crowned the Byzantine Emperor Justinian. However he could get no help from the latter when the barbarian Theodoric invated Rome and imprisoned John In Ravena. It was there this holy Pontiff would die on May 18, 526. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
By their God-given makeup, the heroic character can differ in men and women!
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but the words of Bishop Fulton J. Sheen have been known to launch a thousand images in one's mind, one of the ways this late luminary did so much to evangelize the faith. Because of the urgency of the times and because few there are today who possess the wisdom, simplicity and insight than the late Archbishop who touched millions, we are bringing you daily gems from his writings. The good bishop makes it so simple that we have dubbed this daily series: "SIMPLY SHEEN".
" A man is much more inclined to concentrate his moral actions in one great moment and thereby
often wins the merit of a hero. A woman, on the contrary, scatters her tiny little sacrifices through
life and multiplies them to such an extent that very few give her credit for sacrifice because it has
been so multiplied."