August 27-29, 2001
volume 12, no. 146

Events throughout Church History that occurred between August 27th and 29th

Historical Events in Church Annals for August 27th:

  • 387 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Monica, Mother of Saint Augustine. For more on her, see LITURGY OF THE SAINTS

  • 543 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Caesarius of Arles, Bishop and Apostolic delegate to Gaul, he dedicated his life to fighting Arianism and Pelagianism as well as other heresies.

  • 827 A.D.
  • Death of Pope Eugene II, 99th successor of Peter, who is attributed with the institution of seminaries. He also formed a supreme council for putting into effect the canons and ecclesiastical law. This is thought to be the origin of the present Roman Curia.

  • 1590 A.D.
  • Death of Pope Sixtus V, 227th successor of Peter, who took in hand the reform of the Church with great severity. He completed the work on the Dome of St. Peter's and raised the obelisk in St. Peter's Square. He also built the present building where the Holy Stairs is properly housed.

Historical Events in Church Annals for August 28th:

  • 430 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Augustine of Hippo, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. For more, see LITURGY OF THE SAINTS

Historical Events in Church Annals for August 29th:

  • 30 A.D.
  • Saint John the Baptist is beheaded by Herod at the request of Salome through her devious mother Herodius. For more, see LITURGY OF THE SAINTS

  • 450 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Poemen the Shepherd, Abbot of hermit monks who inhabited abandoned Egyptian temples.

  • 1261 A.D.
  • A depleted college of cardinals (8) at Viturbo, Italy elect an outsider - the patriarch of Jerusalem Jacques Pantaleon as the 182nd successor of Peter as Pope Urban IV, who is commonly referred to as the "Corpus Christi Pope" because he established the feast to be observed sixty days after Easter at the urging of Saint Thomas Aquinas and Saint Bonaventure.

  • 1484 A.D.
  • A son of a Roman Senator Cardinal Giovanni Batista Cibo is selected to lead the Church as the 213th successor of Peter, taking the name Pope Innocent VIII. His papacy is noted for his assisting Christopher Columbus in his mission to the new world, providing missionaries and strongly lashing out against slave trafficking. He also carried out the tremendous task of pacifying the Catholic states.

August 27-29, 2001
volume 12, no. 146
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