DAILY CATHOLIC     FRI-SAT-SUN     November 12-14, 1999     vol. 10, no. 215


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Historical Events in Church Annals for November 12:

  • 430 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Nilus the Elder, a disciple of the Doctor of the Church Saint John Chrysostom who became a monk who wrote many theological treatises against the Emperor Arcadius.

  • 607 A.D.
  • Death of Pope Boniface III, 66th successor of Peter who was elected on February 19th of the same year. He forbade arrangements for the election of the new Pope until three days had passed since the death of his predecessor. Boniface declared that the only universal bishop was that of Rome, that is, the Pope.

  • 1623 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Josaphat, Bishop . For more on this Polish saint, see DAILY LITURGY

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. For more on this prelate, see Cardinal Bernardin

November 12-14, 1999 FRI-SAT-SUN       volume 10, no. 215


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