May 2, 2001
volume 12, no. 122

Events throughout Church History that occurred on May 2nd

  • 686 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Ultan brother of Saints Fursey and Foillan, all Irish monks. Ultan died at Peronne, Ireland at the monastery where he was abbot.

  • 373 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Athanasius, Archbishop of Alexandria, Eygpt and Doctor of the Church. For more, see DAILY LITURGY

  • 1519 A.D.
  • Death of Leonardo da Vinci, master painter extraordinaire known most for his famous "Last Supper" painting.

  • 1568 A.D.
  • The Catholic Queen of Scots Mary Stuart escapes from Loch Leven.

  • 1999 A.D.
  • Pope John Paul II elevates the mystic Capuchin stigmatist Padre Pio to the rank of Blessed during a moving beatification ceremony before an overflowing crowd in St. Peter's Square.

May 2, 2001
volume 12, no. 122
TIME CAPSULES in Church History
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