This is the birthday of the Catholic church. The acts of the apostles offer the first account of the spirit's activity in the church.
Edict of Milan
The roman empire declared war on Christianity. As the church grew so did the anger of Rome.
This was the break between the Eastern Orthodox church and the Roman Catholic church.
1517 - 1648
This was lead by Martin Luther. This was the event that created the branches of Christianity.
Council of Nicea
This council rejected the teachings of Arius. HIs teachings stated that Jesus was not fully divine. The council clarified the teachings of the church, stating that Jesus is both fully human and fully divine.
Council of Constantinople
This council rejected teachings of the Macedonians, who said that Jesus was not divine. This stated that the Holy Spirit is consubstantial with the Father and and the Son.
Council of ephesus
This council condemned the Nestorians, who claimed that there were two different persons in the incarnate Christ. This is false because Jesus is one divine person with two natures. This council also declared Mary as the Mother of God.
Council of Chalcedon
This council condemned monophysitism, which said that Jesus is only one nature, a combination of his divine and human nature.
Council of Trent
1545 - 1563
This prompted the protestant reformation.
First Vatican Council
1869 - 1870
This council enhanced the potential for papal ministry in the church. It also spurred a great renewal of the church.
Second Vatican Council
1962 - 1965
The purpose of this council was an update of the church. The most spectacular reform of this council was the area of the liturgy,
Saints and Doctors of the Church
Saint Brigid of Kildare
451 - 525
Saint Brigid founded a monastery that was called the Church of the Oak. She also founded a school. Saint Brigid left very many important places in ireland.
Saint Thomas Aquinas
1225 - 1274
Thomas was believed to have been born in a castle. He was also expected to enter a monastery. He had a very good education since he was five.
Saint Catherine of Siena
1347 - 1380
Catherine did not join a convent instead she joined the Third order of St. Dominic. Catherine had a habit of giving away her family's things to the poor. She also often visited hospitls and homes were people were sick.
Saint Teresa of Avila
1515 - 1582
Teresa was born two years before the protestant reformation. Her father thought she was out of control and sent her to a convent at the age of 16. There she learned she had a very strong bond with God.
Saint Rose of Lima
April 20, 1586 - August 24, 1617
Rose was always very involved in helping the poor. She also lived a life full of kindness and dedication to God.
Canonization date of Saint Rose of Lima
April 12, 1671
Saint Rose lived a very prayerful and religious life. She is confirmed that she is in heaven on this date.
Saint John Neuman
1811 - 1860
John Neuman left his home at the age of 25 hoping to be ordained a priest. He later then became bishop of Philadelphia for 8 years.
Saint Marianne Cope
1838 - 1918
She was part of the Sisters of the Third Order of Saint Francis. The sisters went to Hawaii to hep leprosy patients. They were not scared of getting the disease.