Events that happened Today in Church History |
Today is the 1,504th anniversary of the death of Pope Saint Gelasius I, the 49th in the line of Peter who was elected on March 1, 492. During his four and a half year pontificate he instituted the Code for uniforming of ceremonies and rites. He also inserted the Greek "Kyrie eleison" into the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. He was known for maintaining the supremacy of the Church over secular rulers and was looked upon by the faithful as the "Father of the Poor" because of his vast charity towards the most downtrodden and poverty-stricken souls. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
We must learn from the Humblest of Servants
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".
"Unconscious influence is never superior. As Our Divine Lord said: 'I am among you as One Who serves' (Luke 22: 27). From that basic humility came the advice to His disciples, that one who would be greatest among them should be the least of all (Matthew 23: 11). At the same time, He was never so royal as when He committed Himself to death in order to save others."