DAILY CATHOLIC    MONDAY      July 7, 1998     vol. 9, no. 131

ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME: TIME CAPSULES

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THIS DAY IN CHURCH HISTORY

Historical Events in Church Annals for July 7:

  • 664 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Ethelburga,nun and abbess who was also known as Saint Aubierge. She was the daughter of Anna, king of the East Angles. She died in Faremoutier, France.

  • 739 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Willibald, son of the West Saxon king Richard and Saint Boniface's cousin. Willibald was the first Englishman to make a pilgrimage to Rome in 721 as well as Jerusalem in 724 and Constantinople in 730. Though captured by Saracens, he was eventually released and spent ten years at Monte Cassino in Italy. Then Pope Saint Gregory III dispatched him to Germany where Boniface ordained him and where he ruled as bishop for forty five years before his death at Eichstatt.

  • 1304 A.D.
  • Death of Blessed Pope Benedict XI, 194th successor of Peter. Benedict was poisoned by eating a tainted pig placed in his dish by conspirators.

  • 1456 A.D.
  • The French ecclesiastical court at Poitiers clear Saint Joan of Arc of all suspicion of heresy, allowing her to lead a crusade to retrieve the besieged city of Orleans.

  • 1525 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Thomas More who was executed at the order of King Henry VIII because he refused to give his allegiance to man, but rather Christ and His Vicar on earth - Pope Paul III.


July 7, 1998       volume 9, no. 131
TIME CAPSULES

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