THIS DAY IN CHURCH HISTORY
Historical Events in Church Annals for May 28:
Death of Saint Germanus of Paris, Priest and Abbot of St. Symphorian's in France, he was renowned for his great mysticism and prophecy. Named to be Bishop of Paris, his holiness changed
the face of the city, even that of the King. He died at the age of 80 after a life of penance and sacrifice.
Pope Severinus becomes the 71st successor of Peter. Though he would live less than three months, passing away on August 2, 640, he nobly fought the Byzantine Emperor Heraclius on the issue of monoteletic heresy. Heraclius retaliated by sacking the Lateran Palace and the Basilica of St. John Lateran
Death of Saint Bernard of Montjoux (or Menthon). He was an Augustinian canon, probably
born in Italy, who founded Alpine hospices near the two passes named for him. He is the patron saint of mountaineers.