This was the day that the Holy Spirit descended onto the Apostles granting them the courage, and many other things, to go out and spread the word of Jesus Christ to all.
Edict of Milan
The agreement that made Christianity allowed in Rome. Established by emperors Constantine and Linus on 313.
A split within the Catholic Church.
1517 - 1648
Papacy of Saint Pope John Paul ll the Great
This was the day that Saint Pope John Paul the second was elected as Pope for the Catholic Church.
Papacy of Pope Francis
March 13, 2013 - Present
This was the day when Pope Francis was elected as Pope for the Catholic Church.
Council of Nicena
The first ecumenical council that was held. 318 bishops attended. Council issued the Nicece Creed. Rejected the Teachings of Arius. His teachings said that Jesus was not fully divine, but we know that he is both fully human and fully man.
Council of Constantinople
The second ecumenical council. Held in Constantinople. The council rejected the teachings of Macedonians, who denied the divinity of the Holy Spirit. This council stated that the Holy Spirit is consubstantiation with the Father and the Son.
Council of Ephesus
The third ecumenical council held in Ephesus. This council condemned the Nestorians, who said that there were two separate Persons in the incarnate Christ - a divine Person and human Person. This is wrong because Jesus is both fully human and fully man in one person.
Council of Chalcedon
The fourth ecumencial council held in Chalcedon. The Council condemned Monophysitism which said that Jesus has only one nature which is a combination of His divine and His human nature. This is incorrect.
Council of Trent
1545 - 1563
Held in Italy. Prompted to be held because of the Protestant Reformation, to help determine more fully what was right, and what was wrong for the Protestants.
First Vatican Council
1869 - 1870
Held in Saint Peter's Basilica. Held to help define the Catholic doctrine concerning the Church of Christ.
Second Vatican Council
1962 - 1965
Vatican II was held to explain the relations of the Catholic Church to the modern world.
Saints and Doctors of the Church
Saint Augustine of Hippo
Saint Augustine battled with following Christianity for many years. He finally had his eyes opened and became a bishop. He is known for his writings and founding religious priests.
Death Date of Saint Augustine of Hippo
Birth Date of Saint Brigid of Kildare
Death Date of Saint Brigid of Kildare
Saint Brigid in the patron saint of Ireland. Legend tell us that she preformed many miracles while she was alive. She gave all she had to the poor, and helped many people.
Birth date of Saint Thomas Aquinas
Thomas Aquinas was a Saint who helped write and develop many beliefs of the Catholic Church. He wrote them down so that they would be published to all people.
Death Date of Saint Thomas Aquinas
This is the death date of Saint Thomas Aquinas
Saint Teresa of Avila
Saint Tersesa was sent to a convent by her father and originally hated it. As she began to enjoy it, her faith began to grow as well. She became a Carmelite nun.
Death Date of Saint Teresa of Avila
Saint Julie Billiart's Birthday
July 12, 1751
This is the day that Saint Julie Billiart was born. Saint Julie Billiart dedicated her life to Christ. She was paralyzed for 22 years, but still continued to spread the wonderful news of Christ to all. She co-founded the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
1774 - 1821
Mother of five, widowed, converted to Catholicism. Became a nun and co-founded the Catholic school system. Feast day January 4th.
Death Date of Saint Julie BIlliart
April 8, 1816
She passed away at age 64.
Saint Katharine Drexel
1858 - 1955
Wealthy heiress from Philadelphia. She gave away all her money to care for poor Native American children and African Americans. Opened lots of schools and Universities. Feast day March 3rd.
Canonization of Saint Julie Billiart
June 22, 1969
Saint Julie Billiart was canonized by Pope Paul VI