Events that happened Today in Church History |
Today is the 705th anniversary of the legend of the settlement of the House of the Holy Family in Loreto, Italy near Ancona on the Adriatic Sea. According to tradition, the brick house which was the abode of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, was borne by angels from Galilee in 1291 to Fiume, which is now Rijeka in Croatia. Four years later the angels moved it again, this time whisking the brick house mysteriously across the Adriatic to Loreto on this date in 1295. It is now enclosed by the Santuario della Santa Casa, a church begun in 1468, which was later upgraded and adorned with notable artwork. It has become a popular pilgrimage destination, lying sixty miles north of where another miracle took place - the Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
Our hearts are restless until they rest in God.
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".
"Modern man has been humiliated: neither his proud expectations of progress nor of science have turned out as he hoped. Yet he has not quite reached the point of humbling himself. He is still imprisoned in the self, and able to see nothing else beyond. The psychoanalysts may be allowed to bore into his thoughts for a few years more; but the time is not far off when modern man will utter a frantic appeal to God to lift them from the empty cistern of their own egos. St. Augustine knew it well: he said, 'Our hearts are restless until they rest in You.'"