October 4, 2000
volume 11, no. 190

MILLENNIUM MILESTONES that occurred Today in Church History

Historical Events in Church Annals for October 4th:

  • 1226 A.D.
  • Disputed date of the death of Saint Francis of Assisi. Most consider October 3, 1226 is actual death of Francis, but some historians have said that since it was the evening, it was actually after midnight that he died in Assisi. This has validity since Pope Gregory IX established his feast on October 4th in 1228 when he canonized the founder of the Franciscan Order of mendicant friars. For more see his story today in DAILY LITURGY

  • 1883 A.D.
  • Pope Gregory XVI issues his fourth encyclical to the bishops of the Rhineland on the "pragmatic Constitution" entitled Quo graviora.

  • 1903 A.D.
  • Pope Saint Pius X publishes his first encyclical less than two months into his pontificate, and it set the tone for his papacy with E supremi on the restoration of all things in Christ.

  • 1981 A.D.
  • Pope John Paul II beatifies Blessed Aloysius Luigi Scrosoppi on this date, a Franciscan friar.

  • 1986 A.D.
  • Pope John Paul II elevates Blessed Antoine Chevrier to beatification status followed the next year by beatification ceremonies for Blessed Marcel Callo, Pierino Morosoni, and Antonia Mesina.

October 4, 2000
volume 11, no. 190

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