Death of Pope Saint Innocent I, 40th successor of Peter. Born in Albano outside Rome, he was elected on December 22, 401. During his sixteen year pontificate Rome was sacked by the Goths of Alaric. Innocent established the observance of the Roman rite. He persuaded the Roman emperor Honorius to prohibit gladiatorial contests in the arenas.
Death of Pope Saint Gregory the Great, 64th successor of Peter and originator of Gregorian Chant. During the fourteen year papacy of this saintly Roman Pontiff, he reaffirmed the civil authority of the Pope, thus beginning the "temporal power." On the decline of the plague in Rome an angel appearered to him on a castle that was from then on called Castel Sant'Angelo and remains today at the entrance to Vatican City above the Tiber River. His feast day universally in the Church is on the same day he was elected in 590, September 3.
Death of St. Simeon, commemorated in the Orthodox Church
Cardinal Gherardo Caccianemici is elected the 166th successor of Peter choosing the name Pope Lucius II. His pontificate would last just under a year. Born in Bologna, he would be forced to govern during the disorders caused by Arnold of Brescia. He would also see the rise of the communes in Italy which would signal the end of the Middle Ages. He would die by being struck by a stone while trying to prevent an extremely grave riot in the streets.
The martyr Saint Thomas a Becket, murdered in the cathedral, is canonized by Pope Alexander III
St. Peter of Castelnau canonized by Pope Innocent III
The Catholic Queen of Scots Mary Tudor flees to Dunbar Castle to escape a Protestant plot against her.
Pope Clement XII allows the body of Galili Galileo to be moved to the church of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy overturning a century-old edict against the Catholic astronomer whom the Inquisition had condemned and imprisoned during the pontificate of Pope Paul V.
Ten days after being chosen the 260th successor of Peter, Pope Pius XII is crowned with the tiara in a lavish ceremony at St. Peter's. He would be the last Sovereign Pontiff to wear the three-tiered tiara or be coronated. His successor Pope John XXIII opted for a more simple, humble ceremony and his successors Popes Paul VI, John Paul I and John Paul II all followed suit.
Death of Saint Gerald of County Mayo, abbot
Conrad III, King of Germany, is crowned Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Innocent II
The first bible manuscript is put on the press - the Gutenberg press. From this time on, not only would everyone be able to hear the Word, but see the Word. However, when the Word was changed by those who thought they knew better, the road led away from Rome and division was the result.
Christopher Columbus leaves Lisbon, Portugal.
Charles of Hapsburg is coronated as the King of Spain by Pope Leo X
Birth of Saint John Berchmans, who would study to be a Jesuit and die while in the Novitiate. He was canonized in 1888 by Pope Leo XIII. He is the Patron Saint of Altar Servers.
Birth of Antonio Pignatelli to aristocratic parents near Spanazzola, Italy. He would become a Jesuit priest, then bishop, be elected cardinal and Archbishop of Naples before being selected the 244th successor of Peter on May 18, 1721 taking the name Pope Innocent XIII.
Death of Saint Boniface, Second Apostle of the Prussians. He is not to be confused with the original Saint Boniface, Apostle of Germany who died on June 5, 754.
King Ferdinand of Spain assumes the title of Emperor without being crowned by Pope Paul IV because of the pontiff's alignment with Spain's bitter enemy France.
Pope Pius XI publishes his encyclical Mit brennender Sorge to the German bishops on the Third Reich in which he condemned the Nazi philosophy.
Now, I solemnly tell all of my children that I am saddened that so many of my children dwell in ignorance of these end times. I wish my little ones to pray, for in your country satan's plot to remove my Divine Son's True Presence is nearly complete, and this shall be made known by year's end.
I ask you to be alert to the signs God permits. I ask you to pray. Be vigilant lest in your coldness the evil one seduces you and steals from you your very life.
Pray and fast for all priests and bishops. Pray that in your country the bishops will remain loyal to the True Faith through their obedience to my beloved Pope John Paul II. In these days, as your year draws to an end, the evil one will align his army and, if you are not awake to the Holy Spirit, you will not recognize the enemy, who comes to rob from within the True Church.
I solemnly tell you that I weep because the great deceiver shall sweep so many of my little ones, especially my consecrated children, from beneath my Immaculate Mantle. You must heed my words. In a very short time I will not be among you in this extraordinary way, and if your faith is weak you will falter and fall.
O! I beseech all in these end times, in these days of doubt, despair, chaos and confusion to devote all their lives solely to God, Who alone is King, Creator of all the Universe. Behold My Divine Son and do whatever He tells you to do, for He has told you in Sacred Scripture. Come quickly, little children. I, your Mother, desire to take each of you to my Divine Son.
Pray from your heart and trust God, Who loves you infinitely.
I love and bless you. Thank you for responding to my Call!
Pray, dear children, from your hearts, that the Holy Spirit will help you to understand clearly that this Feast is soon to be realized upon earth, for my Divine Son shall gather His flock, and upon all creation there shall be unity of mind and heart. One flock, one shepherd.
If you would remain faithful as your world plunges further into spiritual darkness, then you must also prepare now to receive my Divine Son fully into your hearts.
The Holy Season of Advent is given to you in order that you might anticipate the birth of Christ the King, as He was born in a cave, poor, squalid and vulgar by worldly standards. This was the will of the Father, that the world would know their Savior by faith.
Come then and join me, your heavenly Mother, in prayer. It is prayer that transforms the cave into a palace; prayer that transforms the manger into a throne to become a fitting dwelling for Christ the King.
I solemnly tell you, little children, you must pray so that you may become as the child in the manger. You must abandon yourself to God in all things, knowing you can never have enough confidence in Him Who Is your Father.
Take refuge in my Immaculate Heart and the Sacred Heart of my Divine Son Jesus. Then you will be on your way to being holy, for all are called to be holy.
Then, guided by the Holy Spirit, come and live as the first Christians lived, in communities of love with great faith and absolute trust. I beseech all of my children to assist those who are called to form these physical refuges and to live there in monastic simplicity. In this way, my little ones, you express sublime charity and are united by an unbreakable spiritual bond that will withstand the chastisements, the Time of Great Darkness and will witness God's Victory as my Immaculate Heart triumphs.
I solemnly tell you as the Mother of the New Advent: The moment is upon you when the darkness grows closer, seeking to annihilate you in body and soul. Be watchful. Pray ceaselessly, and I will help you. Heed my motherly heart's cries to her children.
I love and bless you. Thank you for responding to my Call!