DAILY CATHOLIC    FRI-SAT-SUN     September 25-27, 1998     vol. 9, no. 188

MILLENNIUM MILESTONES & MEMORIES: TIME CAPSULES

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Historical Events in Church Annals for September 25:

  • 633 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Finbar, Irish-born monk and first Archbishop of County Cork. Accounts claim that for two solid weeks following his death the sun did not set - shining brightly on the emerald isle.

  • 1185 A.D.
  • Death of Pope Lucius III, 171st successor of Peter. His pontificate lasted four years during which time he put together a constitution, exhorting all those in authority to suppress heresy by force of arms, having himself been forced to take refuge in Verona because of riots which had broken out in his own territories prompted by heretics.

  • 1392 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Sergius of Radonezh, Russian abbot who founded 40 monasteries throughout Russia who died at the age of 77.

  • 1493 A.D.
  • Christopher Columbus sets sail for America on his second voyage, increasing his fleet substantially from the three ships Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria.

  • 1513 A.D.
  • Vasco de Balboa reaches the Pacific Ocean, planting the seeds of the faith with the Indians on the west coast through his entourage which included a few Franciscan missionaries.

  • 1534 A.D.
  • Death of Pope Clement VII, 219th successor of Peter who was embroiled in the backlash of the Protestant Reformation. He was unable to curb the bitter struggle between Catholics and the Lutherans of the Reform. He excommunicated Henry VIII of which the consequences was the persecution of Catholics and confiscation of lands and property in England.

  • 1918 A.D.
  • Death of Cardinal John Ireland first Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul, Minnesota. It was Cardinal Ireland who authorized the building of the grand Basilica in St. Paul across from the Capitol Building.


Historical Events in Church Annals for September 26:

  • 303 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian. For more on these two saints, see THIS WEEKEND'S LITURGY.

  • 1004 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Nilus of Rossano Italian Abbot in southern Italy.

  • 1396 A.D.
  • Beheading of hundreds of Crusaders by Sultan Bajezid including the noble French Catholic Knights De Philippe of Bar, Odard de Chasseron, and Jean de Vienne.

  • 1897 A.D.
  • Birth of Giovanni Montini in Brescia, Italy. He would go on to become a Cardinal and bring the Second Vatican Council to its conclusion as Pope Paul VI. It was Paul who allowed clerical dress other than the cassock to be worn. Sadly this has been abused by the religious where today there is little semblance to religious garb. Paul's papacy lasted 15 years.

  • 1959 A.D.
  • Pope John XXIII issues his third encyclical Grata recordatio on the Rosary, prayer for the Church and missions. It also dealt with international and social problems.


Historical Events in Church Annals for September 27:

  • 1540 A.D.
  • Pope Paul III approves the Society of Jesus Order founded by Saint Ignatius Loyola in 1534, giving solemn recognition with his papal bull Regimini militantis ecclesiae. The Jesuits were founded to protect the Pope and defend the faith in the face of the Protestant revolt.

  • 1590 A.D.
  • Death of Pope Urban VII, 228th successor of Peter, whose pontificate lasted only 13 days. He was a virtuous and charitable man who undoubtedly would have aligned his government with the Tridentine decrees from the Council of Trent had he not died of malaria shortly after his election. He earmarked all his wealth for the works of charity.

  • 1660 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Vincent de Paul. For more on this priest and religious founder, see THIS WEEKEND'S LITURGY

  • 1700 A.D.
  • Death of Pope Innocent XII, 242nd successor of Peter who ordered priests to wear the cassock everyday and to make retreats at regular intervals. France's King Louis XIV renounced the Gallican Proposals and Innocent agreed to recognize the bishops nominated by the king. Innocent died at age 85 after a pontificate lasting nine years.


September 25-27, 1998       volume 9, no. 188
TIME CAPSULES

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