Augustine had an important conversion to God. His former life before conversion included parties and entertainment. His mother, St. Monica, had prayed for her son, and eventually he had a miraculous conversion. In his life after his conversion, he was baptized, became a priest, became a bishop, and had many Catholic writings. He was canonized by popular acclaim, and became a doctor of the church in 1298. His feast day is August 28.
St. Brigid was born in Ireland, her mother a slave and her father a cheifton. She spent her life giving all she had to the poor, and once even gave her father's sword away. She was pre-congregational. Her feast day is February 1st.
St. Thomas Aquinas was born in Roccasecca Italy. He was an Italian philosopher and a priest. He combined the ideas of theology and theology. He wrote the Summa Theologica. He was canonized in 1323 by Pope John XXII in 1323. He was proclaimed a doctor of the church in 1567 by Pope Pius V
She was born in Avila, Spain. She was a mystic, nun, and also wrote many books, people refer to as spiritual classics. She also created the Carmelite Reform. She was canonized in 1622. She was the first women to be a doctor of the church.
Catherine (Zoe) Laboure was born in France. She was a member of the Daughters of Charity. Also, she had a vision from St. Vincent, and was appeared to by Mary three times. Mary instructed her to make the Miraculous Medals, which she did successfully. No one knew it was she who made the medals until Mary told her to tell others. She also died in France and has an incorruptible body.
He was an American Immigrant from Europe. He was a priest, and bishop of Philadelphia. Also, he was the founder of the U.S. diocesan Catholic school system. He was a missionary. He was canonized in 1977.
Born in 1858 in US. She was a wealthy heiress from Philadelphia. However, she gave away all her money to care for native Americans and African-Americans. She was canonized in 2000. Her feast day is March third.
She was canonized by Pope Pius XII on July 27, 1947. However, she was beatified by Pope Pius XI on May 28, 1933. Her feast day is November 28.
Held in Nicaea, which is in Present day Turkey. 318 Bishops attended. This council was about the Nicene Creed. This council also refused the teachings of Arianism. Overall, this council just stated the teachings of the church, such as Jesus is one being with the Father, and is a divine person of the Trinity.
Held in Constantinople, which is current day Istanbul, Turkey. This council happened very shortly after the previous ones. It rejected the teachings of Macedonians. It said that the Holy Spirit is also a part of the Trinity.
This council which was also in Turkey, was the first council about Mary. This council stated that Jesus has two natures, and is fully human and divine. It also said that Mary is truly the mother of God.
Also held in Turkey. This council rejected the teachings of Monophysysitism. These teachings say that Jesus only has one nature, which is incorrect because he is fully human and fully divine.
There were thirty Bishops at the Council of Trent. They determined major doctrines, why we need both scripture and tradition, grace, the sacraments, the hierarchy of the church, priesthood, and the sacrificial character in the Mass. This council started the counter-reformation.
This council gave the Pope more authority. It also started a spiritual renewal for the Church. Catholicism was given a world face.
Pope John Paul XXIII started the second Vatican Council. The main purpose of this council was an updating. The biggest change was in the Area of the liturgy.
Jesus rose from the dead on Easter Sunday. The first person to see him was Mary Magdalene. He ascended into Heaven at the right hand of the Father 40 days after this.
Pentecost was 50 days after Jesus rose (Easter). The Holy Spirit came down upon the apostles in a rush of wind, and gave them the ability to speak in different tongues. This is the day that many new Church communities were formed. It is also called the Birthday of the Church.
At first Rome, declared War on Christianity. Many Christians were persecuted. Constantine had a vision from God while in a battle that sparked his personal conversion and Rome's conversion. The Edict of Milan officially stated that Christianity was tolerated in the Roman Empire. Emporer of Rome, Constantine passed the edict and was agreed by Licinius.
This event is also known as the East-West Schism. It divided the Church into the Western Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodox. The main cause of the schism was the debate over the pope's authority.
A major European Movement reforming some of the beliefs of Catholic Church. Martin Luther posted 95 theses on a Church door. These theses challenged some beliefs anf doctrines of the church. This event weakened the unity of the Christian Church.
Elected Pope after Pope John Paul I was Pope for only 31 days. He traveled and preached the world about his messages on religious freedoms. During his papacy he rewrote many important Church texts. He encourages the use of science and the religious truth; however he warned many that science could impair the importance of human dignity. He died in April of 2005 due to septic shock.
He was the succesor of Pope Benedict XVI. Pope Francis was elected Pope in 2013. He was born in Argentina. He announced a Year of Mercy on March 13, 2015. Also, he visited the US in 2016.