Events that happened Today in Church History |
Today is the 90th anniversary of the birth of Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Skopje, Macedonia. Of course the rest of the world knows her by her religious name, the late, great Mother Teresa, "the saint of the gutters" who founded the Missionaries of Charity, one of the fastest growing religious orders in the history of the Church. She died on September 5, 1997 in Calcutta, mourned by millions. She had been sick for years but refused to retire, saying God had work for her to do. She is remembered for always seeing Jesus in every single person and passing this wisdom on to the nuns of her order. She was a staunch supporter of the sanctity of life and on more than one occasion felt no compunction in chastising the United States and the politicians for their abhorrent stand on abortion. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
Statistics are numbers that don't always add up
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".
"One wonders if an apology for want of love is not the effect of sampling one person out of every ten thousand and then writing a history of their passions. Would it not tend to substitute statistical average for a noble emotion? Then, too, is it scientific? Suppose we decided to write a history of the United States, and took only one day of every ten thousand days. That would be writing one event every twenty-seven years."