November 15, 2000
volume 11, no. 232

MILLENNIUM MILESTONES that occurred Today in Church History

Historical Events in Church Annals for November 15th:

  • 1136 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Leopold, ruler of Austria who founded many monasteries and refused the imperial Holy Roman crown when his brother-in-law Henry V passed on. Leopold's wife was Henry's sister and the couple had 18 children. Leopold ruled Austria wisely and compassionately exhibiting great piety for 40 years. He was canonized in 1486 by Pope Innocent VIII.

  • 1280 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Albert the Great, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. For more on this saint, see DAILY LITURGY

  • 1397 A.D.
  • Birth of Tommaso Parentucelli in Svizzera, Italy. He would go on to become a priest, bishop and cardinal and on March 19, 1447 be elected the 208th successor of Peter, taking the name Pope Nicholas V. It would be Nicholas who would begin the construction of the present St. Peter's Basilica and the man who would found the Vatican Library as well as restoring order politically in France and England.

  • 1532 A.D.
  • Pope Clemens VII issues a decree demanding that Henry VIII end his relationship with Anne Boleyn and return to Catherine of Aragon.

  • 1791 A.D.
  • Georgetown - the first Catholic men's university opens in Washington D.C.

November 15, 2000
volume 11, no. 232

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