Events that happened Today in Church History |
Today is the 1,570th anniversary of the death of the great Bishop and Doctor of the Church, Saint Augustine. It is interesting to note that very few other events occurred this day in Church history, reserving it for the greatness of Augustine. He was the ideal model of a sinner turned saint. Like Saint Paul, he had persecuted Christians through his stubborn clinging to Arianism. But through the graces of God, called forth by his own mother Saint Monica, Augustine saw the light and turned into one of the wisest in Church annals, sharing with all the masterpiece "Confessions" which help all realize there is no sin we cannot be forgiven of if we only ask as Monica did for her son as we see today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
We migrate where our heart truly is
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".
"When one begins with the idea that infidelity is common and that one ought to search for it, it is very likely that one will instinctively go to those areas and persons where infidelity is common and avoid those other groups or people where infidelity is less likely to be manifested. Tramps coming to New York, even for the first time, land in the Bowery, not on Park Avenue. What we believe is to a great extent a determinant of where we will go, like an alcoholic to a bar, and a Christian to a church."