WEDNESDAY
August 16, 2000
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MILLENNIUM MILESTONES that occurred during this period in Church History

Historical Events in Church Annals for August 16th:

  • 1378 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Rocco, son of a French governor who was orphaned and dedicated his life to servicing the victims of the terrible plague known as the Black Death. He is the patron saint for protection from plagues and pestilence. He is also known as Roch in France and Roque in Spain.

  • 1898 A.D.
  • Pope Leo XIII issues his 68th encyclical of his pontificate - Quam religiosa dealing with civil marriage laws.



Historical Events in Church Annals for August 17th:

  • 1257 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Hyacinth of Krakow. This Dominican who evangelized Poland, Scandinavia, Prussia and Lithuania is venerated as the "Apostle of Poland."

  • 1629 A.D.
  • Birth of John III Sobieski who would go on to become king of Poland and Lithuania and join with Emperor Leopold I to form the Holy League which greatly aided the Church in ridding Venice, Hungary and Yugoslavia of the Turkish threat during the reigns of Pope Clement X and Pope Innocent XI.


August 16-17, 2000
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MILLENNIUM MILESTONES


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