THIS DAY IN CHURCH HISTORY
Historical Events in Church Annals for May 8:
Death of Pope Saint Boniface IV, the 67th successor of Peter who instituted All Saints Day on November 1 and sanctioned moral an material improvements for the lower clergy.
Richard I and his army arrive on the shores of Cyprus.
The English abandon the Siege of Orleans because of the bravery of Saint Joan of Arc.
Birth of Saint Peter Canisius in Nijmegen, Netherlands who became a Jesuit and would be sent back to his homeland by the founder Saint Ignatius of Loyola himself to reconvert the Protestants. He became a Doctor of the Church