DAILY CATHOLIC    FRI-SAT-SUN     November 13-15, 1998     vol. 9, no. 223


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Historical Events in Church Annals for November 13:

  • 867 A.D.
  • Death of Pope Saint Nicholas the Great, 105th successor of Peter who set August 15th as the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven. Born in Rome, he was elected when he was 58-years old on April 24, 858. After grave disagreements with the Emperor Louis II Nicholas united with him to form an army against the Saracens. During his pontificate, he strenuously defended the liberty of the Church against the heretic Photius.

  • 1004 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Abbo van Fleury, French abbot.

  • 1726 A.D.
  • Pope Benedict XIII canonizes Saint Stanislaus Kostka, Jesuit who experienced many mysticisms and ecstasies while celebrating the Holy Sacarifice of the Mass. The Pope declared him a lesser patron of Poland and set his feast day in Europe for November 13th. He was born in Poland in 1550 and attended Jesuit studies in Vienna. As a young Jesuit seminarian he became ill and while being mistreated by a Lutheran in a house devoid of Catholicism, the Blessed Mother appeared to him as well as an angel bringing the Sacred Host. Our Lady cured him and from that time on he was devoted to the Virgin Mary and became a close friend of Saint Peter Canisius. God fulfilled Stanislaus' prayer that he would die on Our Lady's feast day when he died on her feast of the Assumption in 1568.

  • 1950 A.D.
  • Pope Pius XII declares Saint Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini "Patroness of Immigrants" and establishes her feast day as November 13th in the United States. For more on this saint, see THIS WEEKEND'S LITURGY

  • 1983 A.D.
  • Pope John Paul II beatifies the holy nun Blessed Marie Baouardy of Jesus Crucified.

Historical Events in Church Annals for November 14:

  • 1180 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Lawrence O'Toole, Archbishop of Dublin who brought peace among the Ostmen and the Irish factions in medieval times.

  • 1550 A.D.
  • Pope Julius III, following in his predecessor's shoes, reopens the Council of Trent, taking a seat on this landmark Council.

  • 1996 A.D.
  • Death of Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, controversial Archbishop of Chicago who espoused the liberal cause in the American Church.

Historical Events in Church Annals for November 15:

  • 1136 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Leopold, ruler of Austria who founded many monasteries and refused the imperial Holy Roman crown when his brother-in-law Henry V passed on. Leopold's wife was Henry's sister and the couple had 18 children. Leopold ruled Austria wisely and compassionately exhibiting great piety for 40 years. He was canonized in 1486 by Pope Innocent VIII.

  • 1280 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Albert the Great, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. For more on this saint, see THIS WEEKEND'S LITURGY

  • 1397 A.D.
  • Birth of Tommaso Parentucelli in Svizzera, Italy. He would go on to become a priest, bishop and cardinal and on March 19, 1447 be elected the 208th successor of Peter, taking the name Pope Nicholas V. It would be Nicholas who would begin the construction of the present St. Peter's Basilica and the man who would found the Vatican Library as well as restoring order politically in France and England.

  • 1532 A.D.
  • Pope Clemens VII issues a decree demanding that Henry VIII end his relationship with Anne Boleyn and return to Catherine of Aragon.

  • 1791 A.D.
  • Georgetown - the first Catholic men's university opens in Washington D.C.

November 13-15, 1998       volume 9, no. 223


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