DAILY CATHOLIC    WEDNESDAY     March 3, 1999     vol. 10, no. 43


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Historical Events in Church Annals for March 3:

  • 536 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Titian, Bishop of Brescia who was born in Germany but little else is known about this saint.

  • 561 A.D.
  • Death of Pope Pelagius I, 60th successor of Peter. Born in Rome, he was elected on April 16, 556. His elevation to the papacy was influenced by the Eastern emperor Justinian since Rome was then a province of the Byzantine Empire. Pope Pelagius remained faithful to the principles of Catholic orthodoxy and had the Church of the Twelve Apostles built.

  • 803 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Anselm of Nonantola, Benedictine abbot who came from royalty for his wife was the brother of the Lombard King Aistulph. But Anselm disdained the trappings of the world to embrace monasticism and found the abbey of Fanano outside Modena, Italy where he also built a hospital and sleeping quarters for pilgrims. When Aistulph was deposed by King Desiderius the latter punished his relatives, exiling Anselm to Monte Cassino but seven years later the great Charlemagne came into power and brought Anselm back to Nonantola where he lived out the rest of his life before dying on this date.

  • 1431 A.D.
  • Election of Cardinal Gabriele Condulmer as Pope Eugene IV, 207th successor of Peter. For more on this 207th successor of Peter we refer you to last week's installment of The History of the Mass and Holy Mother Church.

March 3, 1999       volume 10, no. 43


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