Events that happened Today in Church History |
Today is the 50th Golden Anniversary of the fastest growing religious order in history. That is the Missionaries of Charity founded by the great Mother Teresa and approved by the Archbishop of Calcutta in 1950. Mirroring the success of the Franciscans and Saint Francis of Assisi, Mother Teresa's order has grown worldwide at a phenomenal pace in reaching out to everyone, in seeing Jesus Christ in the face of every one of His children no matter their race, creed or color. Mother didn't establish her order in a beautiful monastery, but, like Francis, went to the people, giving everything body, mind and heart to them and deservedly earned the honor "Saint of the Gutters." Today, her successor Sister Nirmala, whom Mother carefully groomed, carries on all the high ideals, sincerity and holiness established by Mother. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
True passion takes guts and courage
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".
"To rivive passion in hearts, one must first understand it. Passion signifies receiving or suffering something or submitting to something. From this, follow two indispensable conditions for passion: knowledge, and some organic or physical change in our sensible nature."