Saint Ambrose's feast day is on December 7. He is the patron saint of beekeepers, beggars, learners, and Milan. Saint Ambrose was educated in Rome and also lived there. Once Saint Ambrose grew up he had become the governor, then he became Bishop in 374 AD
Saint Brigid of Kildare Life
450 AD - 525 AD
Saint Brigid of Kildare's feast day is February 1st. Saint Brigid is the patron saint of Ireland, dairymaids, cattle, midwives, Irish nuns, and newborn babies. She was born into a druid landowner.
Saint Thomas Aquinas Life
1225 - 1274
Saint Thomas Aquinas' feast day is January 28. Saint Thomas Aquinas is the patron saint of all students and universities. Saint Thomas Aquinas lived his life in Italy and was canonized by Pope John XXII in 1323
Saint John of Avila
1500 - 1569
Saint John of Avila's feast day is on May 10. Saint John of Avila is the patron saint of Spanish secular clergy and Andalusia Spain. He lived in Spain and studied law. Then Saint John of Avila also got canonized as a saint in the year of 1950.
Saint Teresa of Avila Life
1515 - 1582
Saint Teresa of Avila's feast day is on October 15. Saint Teresa is the patron saint of headaches, and Spanish Catholic writers. She was canonized March 12, 1622, in Rome by Pope Gregory XV.
Canonization of Saint Teresa
Saint Teresa of Avila was canonized on March 12, 1622, in Rome by Pope Gregory XV.
Saint Marianne Cope
1838 - 1918
Saint Marianne Cope's feast day is January 23. Saint Marianne Cope is the patron saint of lepers, outcasts, and Hawaii. Saint Marianne Cope was also an imagrate to the US and then moved to Hawaii so she can help lepers.
Saint Katharine Drexel
1858 - 1955
Saint Katharine Drexel's feast day is March 3. Saint Katharine Drexel is the patron saint of racial justice and philanthropists. Saint Katharine Drexel was born in Philadelphia. She also grew up with her mother passing away five months after she was born.
Councils of the Church
Council of Nicea
The Council of Nicea was the first ecumenical council of the Christian church. It was called by the emperor Constantine, who is not a baptized but wanted to be part of the event. This council helped created the Nicene creed.
Council of Constantinople
The Council of Constantinople rejected the teachings of the Macedonians, who denied the divinity of the Holy Spirit. This council stated that the Holy Spirit is consubstantial with the Father and the Son.
Council of Ephesus
The council condemned the Nestorians, who said that there were two separate persons in the incarnate Christ who is a divine Person and a human Person. This is incorrect since Jesus is one divine Person with two natures: a divine nature and a human nature. This council also condemned the Pelagians, who said that we could reach perfection on our own, without God's grace. The Council of Ephesus also declared Mary as the Mother of God.
Council of Chalcedon
The fourth great ecumenical council was held in Chalcedon in 481 AD. Chalcedon is also in Turkey. This council condemned Monophysitism which said that Jesus has only one nature which is a combination of His divine nature and His human nature.
Council of Trent
1545 - 1563
The two main goals of the Council of Trent were to address abuses in the Church and to clarify Catholic teaching to meet the Protestant challenges.
First Vatican Council
1869 - 1870
Called by Pope Pius IX. He called the council to discuss the religious stance on modern day issues.
Second Vatican Council
1962 - 1965
Called by Pope John XXIII. It was the 21st ecumenical Council of the Roman Catholic Church.
Papacy Saint Pope Peter
33 AD - 67 AD
Saint Pope Peter's feast day is on June 29. Saint Pope Peter is the patron saint of fisherman, net makers, and ship builders. Saint Pope Peter was a friend of Jesus who denied Jesus three times. He was al.so the first ever Pope
Papacy of Saint Pope John Paul II the great
1978 - 2005
Saint Pope John Paul's feast day is on October 22. Saint Pope John Paul is the patron saint of world youth day. He was canonized on April 27 2014, by Pope Francis.
Papacy of Pope Francis
2013 - Present
Pope Francis was born in Argentina. He became Pope in 2013. He also is the 266th pope in the Catholic church. He also loves to help the poor.
Other Important Information
Jesus' Resurrection and Ascension
Once Jesus died on the cross he waited for three days and then he raised to heaven. The first person to notice that Jesus was missing was Mary Magdelene.
Pentecost happened fifty days after lent. The Holy Spirit came down to his disciples and blessed them. After that happened the apostles started speaking in tongues.
Edict of Milan
Edict of Milan, a proclamation that permanently established religious toleration for Christianity within the Roman Empire. It was the outcome of a political agreement concluded in Milan between the Roman emperors Constantine I and Licinius in February 313.
The East–West Schism, between the Eastern Church and the Western Church in 1054. The Western Schism, a split within the Roman Catholic Church.
1517 - 1648
The protestant reformation was instituted by Martin Luther.