Events that happened Today in Church History |
Today is the 159th anniversary of the death of Sister Catherine McCauley in 1841. Ten years before her death she founded the Sisters of Mercy, still the largest English-speaking teaching order of nuns in the world, though since Vatican II vocations have dropped off drastically and many within the Order have gone modern, the ideal still remains and is embodied in the role model of several outstanding sisters today such as Sister Mary Lucy Astuto. Sister McCauley was declared venerable by Pope John Paul II in 1990. She was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1778 and in 1818 inherited a fortune and spent it all on helping the poor and impoverished children. She was 63-years old when she died.
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We can't educate our kids soon enough!
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".
"An educator was once asked by a mother of a child of five years of age, at what age she should begin educating her child. His answer was that 'it is already five years too late.' This may be an exaggeration, but the best informed opinions are that the two ages which are most important in the education of the young are the ages between three and four for psychological development, and the beginning of the 'teens' for ethical development."