MILLENNIUM MILESTONES that occurred Today in Church History
Historical Events in Church Annals for August 23rd:
1285 A.D. Death of Saint Philip Benizi, Confessor, Servite Prior and Superior General who was actually considered a candidate for the papacy after the death of Pope Clement IV but felt so unworthy he hid until Cardinal Hildebrand was elected and became Pope Blessed Gregory X. A great orator, Philip resigned his post as provincial in later years and spent the last years of his life in prayer and solitude.
August 23, 2000 volume 11, no. 148