DAILY CATHOLIC    FRI-SAT-SUN      September 11-13, 1998     vol. 9, no. 178


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Historical Events in Church Annals for September 11:

  • 350 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Paphnutius, Egyptian Bishop who served as a monk under Saint Antony of the Desert before becoming Bishop. He took an active role in the Council of Nicaea in 325 and the Council of Tyre ten years later.

  • 812 A.D.
  • Election of Louis the Pious, the son of Charlemagne the Great as Holy Roman Emperor. Four years later Louis would officially be recognized and coronated by Pope Steven IV in Rome.

  • 1227 A.D.
  • The Black Plague strikes the crusaders during the Fifth Crusade, prompting Frederick II Hohenstauffen to flee rather than treating his troops. This, and other discretions prompted Pope Gregory IX to excommunicate Frederick.

Historical Events in Church Annals for September 12:

  • 1033 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Guy of Anderlecht, Confessor. This humble priest, born in Brussels, is known as a life-long sacristan because of his deep love for being near the Eucharistic Presence of Jesus in the Tabernacle.

  • 1362 A.D.
  • Death of Pope Innocent VI, 199th successor of Peter. This French Pope was one of the Avignon Popes and had a wall built to defend the city of Avignon from assaults. He also ordered the Spanish Cardinal Albornoz to restore order in the Papal States.

  • 1484 A.D.
  • Election of Pope Innovent VIII as the 213th successor of Peter. This Genoan-born pontiff would go on to rule for eight years, carrying out the tremendous task of pacifying the Catholic states. He was also inexorable in striking at the slave traffic as well as assisting Christopher Columbus in his undertaking to discover the western route to the Indies.

  • 1891 A.D.
  • Pope Leo XIII issues his 40th encyclical Pastoralis officii on the morality of dueling in seeking peace among Europeans and keeping them from fueding, especially in Germany and Austria.

  • 1897 A.D.
  • Pope Leo XIII ushers his 63rd encyclical Augustissimae Virginis Mariae on the Confraternity of the Holy Rosary.

Historical Events in Church Annals for September 13:

  • 604 A.D.
  • Election of Pope Sabinian as the 65th successor of Peter. After a vacancy of six months this holy man from Blaera, Italy was chosen to lead the Church. He regulated the ringing of the bells to indicate to the people the canonical hours for meditation and prayer. He decreed that sanctuary lamps be always kept lighted in the churches and chapels where the Blessed Sacrament was present in the Tabernacle.

  • 606 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Eulogius, Patriarch of Alexandria who worked closely with Pope Saint Gregory the Great in fighting the various heresies of the age, especially the Eutychian heresy.

  • 630 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Amatus, Bishop and Confessor. This Benedictine monk was born in Grenoble, France and, encouraged by Saint Eustace, founded monasteries and became the first abbot of one of the monasteries where he remained until his death on this day.

  • 1549 A.D.
  • Pope Paul III publishes the suspension of the eighth session of the Council of Trent due to intereference by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and an outbreak of typhus. No other reform decrees would be issued until this landmark Council would be reconvened in 1551 by Paul's successor Pope Julius III and last through 25 sessions when it would be finally closed by Julius' successor Pope Paul IV in December 1563.

September 11-13, 1998       volume 9, no. 178


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