Events that happened Today in Church History |
Today is the 466th anniversary of the founding of the Religious Company called the Society of Jesus by Saint Ignatius of Loyola, aided by fellow students Saint Francis Xavier, Nicholas Bobadilla, Peter Favre, Diego Laynez, Simon Rodriguez, and Alfonso Salmeron. This was accomplished in the city of Paris. The Order, better known as the Jesuits, would formally be approved by Pope Paul III six years later and focus their headquarters in Rome. On this same day 15 days later, in his attempt to evangelize the Faith to the far east, St. Francis Xavier arrived on the Oriental shores of Japan. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
Live each second, minute, and day as God wills!
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".
" Little things make up the universe. The clouds gather up the rain and moisture and part with
them in drops; time is so precious that it is given out second by second; stars do not leap about in
their orbits but keep a measured pace. In like manner, humans will find little to do if they save their
energy for great occasions. In every direction the great is reached through the little. The turning of a
tiny needle steadily toward a fixed point is a little common thing, but it guides navies along the
uncharted seas. The most significant trifle becomes a great thing if the alternative of obedience or
rebellion is involved in it. To live by the day and to watch each step is the true pilgrimage method, for
there is nothing little if God requires it."