May 29, 2001
volume 12, no. 137

Events throughout Church History that occurred on May 29th

  • 757 A.D.
  • Pope Saint Paul I is elected as the 93rd successor of Peter. His pontificate was marked by encouraging a deeper union with the Greek Church. He discovered the remains of Saint Petronilla who, according to tradition, was the daughter of Saint Peter.

  • 1176 A.D.
  • Pope Alexander III, the 170th successor of Peter, supports the Lombard League, which finally defeats Frederick I Barbarossa at Legano, forcing Frederick to negotiate with Alexander, whom Frederick then recognized as Pope.

  • 1289 A.D.
  • Pope Nicholas IV, the 191st successor of Peter, crowns Charles II of Salerno as king of Naples and Sicily at Rieti, after making Charles first do homage to him as Pope.

  • 1521 A.D.
  • Pope Leo X, 217th successor of Peter, allies himself with Charles V of Spain, in helping defeat King Francis I of France during the time of the fifth Lateran Council.

  • 1607 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Mary Magdalen dei Pazzi, born in 1566 as Catherine. She became a Carmelite in the monastery of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Florence, May 17, 1584 and took the name Mary Magdalen with the motto, "To suffer or die."

  • 1314 A.D.
  • Death of Blessed James Salomonio who sold everything he owned and gave all his money to the poor and entered the Dominican Order with nothing and gained everything!

May 29, 2001
volume 12, no. 137
TIME CAPSULES in Church History
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