Events that happened Today in Church History |
Today is believed to be the 695th anniversary of the election of Pope Clement V, 198th successor of Peter. We say "believed" because historians are at odds as to when this French prelate was elected. Some say June 5th, others November 14th. Regardless, his nine year pontificate was marked by the beginning of the Captivity of Avignon for it was he, under the influence of the monarch of France King Philip the Fair, a great enemy of Clement's predecessor Pope Boniface VIII, who fixed the residence in southern France, an exile that lasted 70 years. Clement is credited with calling the 15th Ecumenical Council in Vienne in 1311, which abolished the Knights of Templar and enacted much needed reforms. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
Getting to the heart of weariness!
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".
" There are various kinds of weariness: weariness of the body, which can be satisfied under
any tree or even on a pillow of stone; weariness of the brain, which needs the incubation of rest
for new thought to be born; but hardest of all to satisfy is weariness of heart, which can be healed
only by communion with God. "