August 27, 2000
volume 11, no. 152

MILLENNIUM MILESTONES that occurred Today in Church History

Historical Events in Church Annals for August 27th:

  • 387 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Monica, Mother of Saint Augustine. For more on her, see DAILY LITURGY

  • 543 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Caesarius of Arles, Bishop and Apostolic delegate to Gaul, he dedicated his life to fighting Arianism and Pelagianism as well as other heresies.

  • 827 A.D.
  • Death of Pope Eugene II, 99th successor of Peter, who is attributed with the institution of seminaries. He also formed a supreme council for putting into effect the canons and ecclesiastical law. This is thought to be the origin of the present Roman Curia.

  • 1590 A.D.
  • Death of Pope Sixtus V, 227th successor of Peter, who took in hand the reform of the Church with great severity. He completed the work on the Dome of St. Peter's and raised the obelisk in St. Peter's Square. He also built the present building where the Holy Stairs is properly housed.

August 27, 2000
volume 11, no. 152

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