October 10, 2000
volume 11, no. 196

MILLENNIUM MILESTONES that occurred Today in Church History

Historical Events in Church Annals for October 10th:

  • 1572 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Francis Borgia, Duke of Gandia in Spain and Captain-General of Catalonia who became a Jesuit priest after the death of his wife. He was elected the Third General of the Society of Jesus and accompanied the great Saint Pius V on a crusade to recruit troops to fight the Turkish menace. A year after the great victory at Lepanto he died in Rome physically spent from his travels.

  • 1982 A.D.
  • Pope John Paul II canonizes fellow Pole Father Maximilian Mary Kolbe who was born in 1894 and died at Auschwitz on August 14, 1941 after volunteering himself in place of a young Jewish father with a wife and children. This Conventual Franciscan founded the Militias of the Immaculate Mary, a monthly newsletter that spread rapidly as well as founding the cities of the Immaculate Conception twenty-five miles out of Warsaw in Poland.

  • 1993 A.D.
  • Pope John Paul II beatifies Maria Francesca Rubatto and Maria Crucified Satellico.

October 10, 2000
volume 11, no. 196

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