DAILY CATHOLIC    FRI-SAT-SUN     November 6-8, 1998     vol. 9, no. 218


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Historical Events in Church Annals for November 6:

  • 505 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Illtyd, Hermit Monk who had converted after being a fierce warrior during the Jutes-Anglo Saxon wars after the Romans had left Britain.

  • 558 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Leonard, godson of King Clovis. He is considered the "Apostle of the Franks."

  • 1406 A.D.
  • Death of Pope Innocent VII, 204th successor of Peter. Born in Sulmona as Cosma de' Migliorati he was elected on November 11, 1404. He was a man of great culture, having enlarged the faculties of Greek and Medicine, but of weak character and failed to achieve any lasting results in his efforts to solve the schism and the difficult conditions in which the Papal States found themselves.

  • 1876 A.D.
  • Death of Cardinal Giacomo Antonelli who had played a key role in Pope Pius IX's policies and the dissolution of the Papal States and the establishment of Vatican City.

Historical Events in Church Annals for November 7:

  • 680 A.D.
  • Pope Saint Agatho organizes the 6th Ecumenical Council, also known as Constantinople III in which the conciliar body condemned Monotheletism and set a censure on Honorius.

  • 1771 A.D.
  • Death of Blessed Anthony Baldinucci, an Italian priest whose missions attracted throngs so large they had to be conducted outside. He trusted all and his trust in mankind was paid off in countless conversions of sinners.

Historical Events in Church Annals for November 8:

  • 397 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Martin of Tours, Bishop who is one of the patron saints of France. He was a great intercessor with kings, emperors and popes on behalf of his flocks and fought heresies with every ounce of his breath. Though his feast day is celebrated on November 11, he died on this day late in the fourth century.

  • 618 A.D.
  • Death of Pope Saint Deusdedit I, 68th successor of Peter who was elected on October 10, 615. With heroic abnegation he tendced lepers and the plaguestricken as a humble Supreme Pontiff. He was the first to use seals of lead for Papal Bulls and pontifical decrees. His is the oldest pontifical seal preserved in the Vatican.

  • 1308 A.D.
  • Death of Blessed John Duns Scotus, Scottish Franciscan and theologian who was a professor and prolific writer. He died at Cologne. Because he adhered to the philosophies of Aristotle and Saint Augustine and not the more popular Saint Thomas Aquinas some of the Dominicans equated the word "Duns" with "dunce" which forever has meant one who is not a smart pupil. Scotus was anything but a dunce.

November 6-8, 1998       volume 9, no. 218


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