THIS DAY IN CHURCH HISTORY
Historical Events in Church Annals for June 16:
Death of Saint Lutgardis, a French religious who is considered one of the leading mystics of the thirteenth century. As a young girl she had a vision of Christ, prompting her to become a Benedictine and devote her life to God as a victim soul. She experienced with numerous ecstacies, levitating often and dripped blood when praying on the Passion of Jesus. She accepted her cross of total blindness during her last eleven years of her life. She died in escstacy at her Cistercian convent in Aywieres, France.
The twenty-five year judgment of heresy against Saint Joan of Arc is rescinded by Pope Calixtus III.