Events that happened Today in Church History |
Today is the 121st anniversary of the issuance of the encyclical "Aeterni Patris" written by Pope Leo XIII, the 256th successor of Peter. It was his third in a long line of encyclicals published by this deft defender of the Faith during a pontificate that spanned the 19th and 20th centuries. Because of the times, he felt it necessary to release this encyclical which dealt with the restoration of Christian philosophy. This would lead to a revival of scholastic philosophy and a rise in the philosophy promoted by the great Doctor of the Church Saint Thomas Aquinas. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
We need to get away to reflect!
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".
" Modern man would be far happier if he would take a little time off to meditate. As the Old Testament prophet said: "'Peace, peace,' they say, though there is no peace. The are
odious; they have done abominable things, yet they are not at all ashamed, they know
not how to blush" (Jeremia 6: 14-15). The Gospel tells us that Our Blessed Lord withdrew
Himself from the crowds into the wilderness and prayed. Martha, who was too busy about many
things, was told that only one thing was necessary. A life of faith with peace of soul can be
cultivated only by periodical isolation from the cares of the world. "