Events that happened Today in Church History |
Today is the 1,476th anniversary of the death of the Roman martyr, statesman and philosopher Saint Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius whose works became the rage in the Middle Ages as they were disseminated among the monasteries, the monks choosing to copy much of his work because it was so aesthetic and logical in referring to God and why Christians would suffer for the Faith. His best known work was The Consolations of Philosophy which he wrote while he was imprisoned before before he was put to death. His works inspired great works of the mid centuries such as Beowulf and Chaucer as well. For other events that happened today in Church History, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
Only through silence can we delve beneath the surface of the soul
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".
"What is really important is what happens within us, not outside us. The rapidity of communication, the hourly news broadcasts, tomorrow's news the night before - all these make people live on the surface of their souls. The result is that very few live inside themselves. They have their moods determined by the world. Instead of carrying their own atmosphere with them, as the earth does as it revolves around the sun, they are like barometers that register every change in the world outside. Silence alone can give them an inner sanctuary into which they may retire for repose, as hidden gardens wherein like Adam and Eve before the Fall they walk with God in the cool of the evening."