DAILY CATHOLIC    FRI-SAT-SUN     April 30 - May 2, 1999     vol. 10, no. 85


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Historical Events in Church Annals for April 30:

  • 311 A.D.
  • Roman Emperor Galerius issues the first edict of toleration for Christianity ending three centuries of terrible persecutions.

  • 1250 A.D.
  • Saint Louis IX, King of France, ransoms his crusaders and himself in a deal with the Saracens at Daimetta, allowing the freed troops to go to the Holy Land.

  • 1492 A.D.
  • Christopher Columbus receives his commission for exploration of the New World from Queen Isabella of Spain.

  • 1623 A.D.
  • Birth of Franaois de Montmorency Laval who would go on to become the first Bishop of Canada.

Historical Events in Church Annals for May 1:

  • 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 see DAILY LITURGY

Historical Events in Church Annals for May 2:

  • 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.

  • 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.

April 30 - May 2, 1999 FRI-SAT-SUN       volume 10, no. 85


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