September 5, 2000
volume 11, no. 161

MILLENNIUM MILESTONES that occurred Today in Church History

Historical Events in Church Annals for September 5th:

  • 1316 A.D.
  • French Cardinal Jacques Duese is elected at Lyons, France as the 196th successor of Peter, taking the name Pope John XXII, the last to assume that name until Cardinal Angelo Guiseppe Roncalli in 1959. John XXII instituted the feast of the Most Holy Trinity. He was also responsible for the institution of the Sacra Rota and for the building of the Papal Palace in Avignon during the Captivity of Avignon.

  • 1479 A.D.
  • Death of Blessed Alan de Roche, Dominican priest who founded the first Confraternity of the Rosary and established the custom of meditating on the life of Jesus within the Mysteries of the Rosary during each decade.

  • 1670 A.D.
  • Saint Laurence Justinian, Archbishop and prophet who died on January 8, 1455 in Venice, was canonized by Pope Clement X on this day.

  • 1895 A.D.
  • Pope Leo XIII issues his 57th encyclical Adiutricem on the Holy Rosary.

  • 1898 A.D.
  • Pope Leo XIII 68th encyclical Diuturni temporis is also on the Holy Rosary.

  • 1997 A.D.
  • Death of Mother Teresa, at 87, founder of the Missionaries of Charity and lovingly referred to as the "saint of the gutters" for her totally selfless giving to the poorest of the poor in Calcutta in personifying the truest Love of her life - her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Sadly, her death was overshadowed by the death a few days earlier of Princess Diana who, by her own admission, couldn't hold a candle to Mother. Today the candle of holiness burns ever brighter for this Albanian nun who rubbed shoulders with the rich and famous and the most downtrodden and infamous.

September 5, 2000
volume 11, no. 161

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