November 13, 2000
volume 11, no. 230

MILLENNIUM MILESTONES that occurred Today in Church History

Historical Events in Church Annals for November 13th:

  • 867 A.D.
  • Death of Pope Saint Nicholas the Great, 105th successor of Peter who set August 15th as the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven. Born in Rome, he was elected when he was 58-years old on April 24, 858. After grave disagreements with the Emperor Louis II Nicholas united with him to form an army against the Saracens. During his pontificate, he strenuously defended the liberty of the Church against the heretic Photius.

  • 1004 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Abbo van Fleury, French abbot.

  • 1726 A.D.
  • Pope Benedict XIII canonizes Saint Stanislaus Kostka, Jesuit who experienced many mysticisms and ecstasies while celebrating the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The Pope declared him a lesser patron of Poland and set his feast day in Europe for November 13th. He was born in Poland in 1550 and attended Jesuit studies in Vienna. As a young Jesuit seminarian he became ill and while being mistreated by a Lutheran in a house devoid of Catholicism, the Blessed Mother appeared to him as well as an angel bringing the Sacred Host. Our Lady cured him and from that time on he was devoted to the Virgin Mary and became a close friend of Saint Peter Canisius. God fulfilled Stanislaus' prayer that he would die on Our Lady's feast day when he died on her feast of the Assumption in 1568.

  • 1950 A.D.
  • Pope Pius XII declares Saint Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini "Patroness of Immigrants" and establishes her feast day as November 13th in the United States. For more on this saint, see DAILY CATHOLIC

  • 1983 A.D.
  • Pope John Paul II beatifies the holy nun Blessed Marie Baouardy of Jesus Crucified.

November 13, 2000
volume 11, no. 230

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