April 1, 2001
volume 12, no. 91

Events throughout Church History that occurred on April 1st

  • 568 A.D.
  • The Lombards from the north began their trek across the Alps into Italy during the reign of Pope John III. The Lombards would go on to become an intricate culture in Italy for centuries.

  • 1132 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Hugh of Grenoble, a Benedictine bishop who was in demand of the Popes of his time. He was canonized two years after his death by Pope Innocent III.

  • 1204 A.D.
  • Death of Queen Elanor of Aquitaine, the Catholic Queen of both England and France.

  • 1375 A.D.
  • Saint Catherine of Siena receives the Stigmata while on a visit to Pisa in northern Italy to organize religious revival in that city. Though the stigmata was invisible during her life, it became visible upon her death.

  • 1406 A.D.
  • Death of King Robert II of Scotland.

  • 1548 A.D.
  • Death of King Sigsimund I, monarch of Poland.

  • 1611 A.D.
  • Gallileo, under scrutiny by the Church for his views and theories, is received in private audience by Pope Paul V.

  • 1888 A.D.
  • Pope Leo XIII releases his 24th Encyclical, this one on his Sacertotal Jubilee or 50th anniversary of his priesthood, called Quod Anniversarius.

April 1, 2001
volume 12, no. 91
TIME CAPSULES in Church History
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