DAILY CATHOLIC    FRI-SAT-SUN      August 28-30, 1998     vol. 9, no. 169


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Historical Events in Church Annals for August 28:

  • 430 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Augustine of Hippo, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. For more, see THIS WEEKEND'S LITURGY

Historical Events in Church Annals for August 29:

  • 30 A.D.
  • Saint John the Baptist is beheaded by Herod at the request of Salome through her devious mother Herodius. For more, see THIS WEEKEND'S LITURGY

  • 450 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Poemen the Shepherd, Abbot of hermit monks who inhabited abandoned Egyptian temples.

  • 1261 A.D.
  • A depleated college of cardinals (8) at Viturbo, Italy elect an outsider - the patriarch of Jerusalem Jacques Pantaleon as the 182nd successor of Peter as Pope Urban IV, who is commonly referred to as the "Corpus Christi Pope" because he established the feast to be observed sixty days after Easter at the urging of Saint Thomas Aquinas and Saint Bonaventure.

  • 1484 A.D.
  • A son of a Roman Senator Cardinal Giovanni Batista Cibo is selected to lead the Church as the 213th successor of Peter, taking the name Pope Innocent VIII. His papacy is noted for his assisting Christopher Columbus in his mission to the new world, providing missionaries and strongly lashing out against slave trafficking. He alos carried out the tremendous task of pacifying the Catholic states.

Historical Events in Church Annals for August 30:

  • 267 A.D.
  • The Greek Pope Saint Sixtus II is elected as the 24th successor of Peter and would reign for just under a year before being martyred. It was during the martyrdom of Cyprian that Sixtus pronounced the exclamation "Deo Gratias" which would be incorporated into the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. It was Sixtus who effected the translation of the mortal remains of Saint Peter and Saint Paul.

  • 410 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Pammachius, Roman senator and friend of Saint Jerome who married the daughter of Saint Paula.

  • 670 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Fiacre. This Irish saint migrated to France where he lived as a hermit and there planted a garden which yielded a tremendous harvest every year, allowing him to share all the produce with the poor. He is considered patron saint of gardeners.

  • 1181 A.D.
  • Death of Pope Alexander III, 170th successor of Peter who ruled for 22 years. It was Alexander who excommunicated Barbarossa because of his misdeeds, and, by supporting the the Lombard League, defeated Barbarossa at Legnano by means of the famous carroccio. He also called the 11th Ecumenical Council.

  • 1462 A.D.
  • Cardinal Pietro Barbo is elected by his peers as Pope Paul II, 211th successor of Peter. Paul decreed that only cardinals would wear the red berretta and reduced the interval between Holy Years to 25 years. His pontificate would last for seven years

  • 1671 A.D.
  • Pope Clement X canonizes Saint Rose of Lima making her the first saint from the new world.

  • 1884 A.D.
  • Pope Leo XIII issues his fifteenth encyclical Superiore anno dealing with the recitation of the Rosary.

August 28-30, 1998       volume 9, no. 168


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