Events that happened Today in Church History |
Today is the 603rd anniversary of the birth of Pope Nicholas V in 1397.
He was born in Svizzera, Italy as Tommaso Parentucelli and would become the 202nd successor of Peter on March 19, 1447. It was Nicholas who would begin construction on the present St. Peter's complex plus establish the Vatican Library. During the 8 years of his pontificate, Nicholas celebrated the sixth holy year in 1450 and restored the political order in England and France as well as aiding Spain in ridding the country of the Saracen threat. He would die on March 24, 1455.
For other events that happened this day in Church History, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
Those who trust in God will avoid the venom of the serpent
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".
"The serpents that sting us are from within and not without, we carry them in our own bosom - this is the tragedy. When the earthy treasures are swept away, those who trust in God have everything left."