May 1, 2001
volume 12, no. 121

Events throughout Church History that occurred on May 1st

  • 1169 A.D.
  • The first Normans land on Irish soil, beginning an emigration that would civilize the country and from it the Irish would evolve.

  • 1229 A.D.
  • The Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II Hohenstaufen leaves the Holy Land though Pope Gregory IX had wanted him to stay to secure everything. His disobedience prompted the Holy Father to excommunicate the German king.

  • 1308 A.D.
  • Death of King Albert I of Habsburg of Germany, murdered by his disinherited nephew Charles of Valois.

  • 1316 A.D.
  • Coronation of King Edward Bruce coronated as King of Ireland.

  • 1308 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Peregrine Laziosi, a Servite priest and healer of cancer to which he is the patron saint of cancer victims.

  • 1572 A.D.
  • Death of Pope Saint Pius V, 225th successor of Peter and one of the great pontiffs in Church annals. Pius carried out the decrees of the Council of Trent and decreed the use of the Roman Missal. For more on this holy Sovereign Pontiff see the bottom of DAILY LITURGY

May 1, 2001
volume 12, no. 121
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