Events that happened Today in Church History |
Today is the 1,382nd anniversary of the death of Pope Saint Deusdedit I, the 68th successor of Peter who had been elected on October 10, 615. His three year pontificate was marked by the fact that he eschewed any semblance of papal protocol by truly living as a 'servant of the servants' treating lepers and the plague-stricken poor souls of Rome. St. Deusdedit was also the first to use lead for sealing documents and his seals are the oldest pontifical seals on record in the Vatican museum.
For other events that happened this day in Church History, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
Only God can mold a Mountain out of our molehill of insignificance
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".
"In the face of Divine Wisdom, all that we have, or do, or know, is a gift of God, and is only an insignificant molehill compared to His Mountain of Knowledge. Well indeed then may those who enjoy any relative superiority ask with Paul: 'What do you have that you haven't received? And if you've received it, why do you boast as if it were yours alone?' (1 Corinthians 4: 7)."