December 12, 2000
volume 11, no. 259

MILLENNIUM MILESTONES that occurred Today in Church History

Historical Events in Church Annals for December 12th:

  • 1098 A.D.
  • Troops from the First Crusade defeat the Saracens, capturing the city of Mara in Syria.

  • 1524 A.D.
  • Pope Clement VII approves the Organization of the Jewish Community of Rome in an ecumenical gesture and hope that they will be protected against discrimination.

  • 1531 A.D.
  • The Blessed Virgin Mary appears to a young Aztec indian in Guadalupe, Mexico which triggered the greatest apparition and fruits in the western hemisphere as millions were brought to the true faith and human sacrifice ended by the Aztec nation. For more, click on DAILY LITURGY.

  • 1917 A.D.
  • Father Edward Flanagan, a 31 year-old priest, frustrated by the dearth of young boys homeless and without purpose, opens up Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska with very few funds. Today it is a sprawling city unto itself which is more of a cooperation housing and educating both young men and women. From the small sprout nurtured by Fr. Flanagan, sprang a Catholic metropolis devoted to caring.

December 12, 2000
volume 11, no. 259

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