DAILY CATHOLIC    TUESDAY     May 5, 1998     vol. 9, no. 87

ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME: TIME CAPSULES

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THIS DAY IN CHURCH HISTORY

Historical Events in Church Annals for May 5:

  • 449 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Hilary, Archbishop of Arles and Confessor. He was converted by his close friend and relative Saint Honoratus whom Hilary succeeded as head of the See of Arles.

  • 614 A.D.
  • The Persians seize Jerusalem and capture the True Holy Cross that Saint Helena had placed there after finding it. It would be years before the Christians would recapture it.

  • 1045 A.D.
  • Pope Gregory VI is elected the 148th successor of Peter. He is credited with forming the first pontifical army.

  • 1474 A.D.
  • The cornerstone is laid in Oxford, England for Magdalen College, named after Mary Magdalene.

  • 1494 A.D.
  • Two years after discovering America, Christopher Columbus returns and arrives on the shores of Jamaica.

  • 1572 A.D.
  • Death of Pope Saint Pius V, 225th successor to Peter and the Pope who decreed the Roman missal as well as the one who inspired the Christian victory over the Saracens at Lepanto to which Pius gave credit to praying the Rosary.


May 5, 1998       volume 9, no. 87
TIME CAPSULES

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