August 8, 2000
volume 11, no. 134

MILLENNIUM MILESTONES that occurred Today in Church History

Historical Events in Church Annals for August 8th:

  • 676 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Colman of Lindisfarne, an Irish monk and abbot who studied under Saint Columba and founded two monasteries on the emerald isle. He was a staunch defender of the faith as well as the Celtic ecclesiastical practices and liturgy which eventually lost out to the Roman liturgy.

  • 1308 A.D.
  • Pope Clement V, operating out of Avignon, calls witnesses forth to testify against the Templars regarding heresies and misappropriation of Church funds and properties. The Knights Templars had been a solid foundation during the crusades but turned their spirituality toward materialism and fell out of favor with the Church.

  • 1347 A.D.
  • Queen Joanna, matriarch of Naples, rules that a brothel should be opened to the public against the strong condemnation of the cultured and virtuous Pope Clement VI.

August 8, 2000
volume 11, no. 134

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