MILLENNIUM MILESTONES that occurred on May 30 in Church History
Historical Events in Church Annals for May 30:
Pope Innocent II, 164th successor of Peter, opens the Council of Pisa which excommunicated Anacletusand Roger II of Sicily.
Saint Ferdinand of Castile, born near Salamanca and became King of
Castile at eighteen. Married to Beatrice in 1219, he fought the Moors, built
churches, and monasteries. After Beatrice's death and the subsequent death of his second wife Joanne, Ferdinand was buried in the habit of a friar minor, being canonized in 1671 by Pope Clement X.
Death of Saint Joan of Arc, youngest of five children, who was given mystical
graces at a young age, and told that her mission was to defend the Dauphin of France. She
led an expedition to relieve besieged Orleans. Captured in battle, Joan was sold to the British in 1430.
She was burned at the stake for false charges of heresy on this day in 1431 and canonized
by Pope Benedict XV in 1920. She is known as the Maid of Orleans.