Death of Saint Jerome, priest and Doctor of the Church who died in Bethlehem on this date at the age of 90. For more on this saint, see TODAY'S LITURGY.
Johann Guttenberg publishes the first bible. After this the proverbial barn door would be swung open and the age of reason did not reason well, leaving individual interpretation of the Bible that created diversity and division resulting in the Protestant Reformation.
Pope Leo XIII issues his fifth encyclical on Saints Cyril and Methodius entitled Grande munus.
Death of Saint Therese of Lisieux, also called the "Little Flower" and Saint Therese of the Child Jesus from Tuberculosis at the tender age of 24. For more on this saint, see TODAY'S LITURGY.
Pope Pius XII ushers his fifth encyclical Divino afflante Spiritu on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Providentissimus Deus (November 18, 1893) on the Divine Spirit and promoting biblical studies.
Pope Paul VI convenes the 3rd Synod of Bishops in Vatican City.