After Jesus was crucified and buried on Good Friday, he rose from his tomb 3 days later on Easter Sunday.
This is when the Holy Spirit came down to the Apostles in a flame. This gave the Apostles to go out and spread the word. This signified the beginning of the Church.
This is when Jesus Christ rose into Heaven, body and soul. We celebrate the Ascension of Jesus 39 days after Easter Sunday.
This was a huge event in the Catholic Church. The Edict of Milan was a proclamation that stated that Catholicism was tolerated within the Roman Empire. This was an agreement between Emperor Constantine and Emperor Licinius.
This was a break of communion between the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church. This began in 1054.
This was initiated by Martin Luther and other Protestant Reformers. The start of this began when Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses.
Pope John Paul II served as Pope from 1978 to 2005. He was canonized on April 27th, 2014.
Pope Francis is the current Pope of the Catholic Church. He chose the name Francis in honor of St. Francis of Assisi.
St. Jerome was born in 331 and he lived to 420. He is patron saint of librarians because he was a great writer and teacher. He was declared a Doctor of The Church in 1298.
St. Leo was born in 440 and he lived to 461. He was a Roman aristocrat and Pope. He was best known for issuing the Tome of Leo. This was a foundation of the debates held at the Council Of Chalcedon.
St. Brigid of Kildare was born in 450 A.D. She was a milkmaid who spent most of her life helping and serving the poor. In 525 A.D. she passed away.
St. Anthony of Padua lived from 1195 to 1231. He was born in Lisbon, Portugal and then died in Padua, Italy. He spent much of his life as a disciple spreading the word of God in Italy.
St. Thomas Aquinas lived from 1225 to 1274. He spent most of his life writing and teaching about God and the Church.
On May 30th, 1232, Pope Gregory IX canonized St. Anthony of Padua for his wonderful life of studying scripture and evangelizing.
St. Marianne Cope was born in Germany. Soon later, she moved to New York. When she grew up, she joined the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis. In 1883, she volunteered to care for leprosy patients in Hawaii. She ended up dying in Hawaii due to natural causes.
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, the Patron Saint of immigrants, was born in 1850 in Milan, Italy. She soon traveled to The United States as a missionary. She co-founded the Missionary Sisters of The Sacred Heart of Jesus. She founded schools, orphanages, and adult education classes for immigrants
This was the first ecumenical council. This was held in 325 A.D. in Nicaea, which is now Turkey. This council issued the Nicene Creed. They also rejected the teachings of Arius who stated that Jesus was not fully divine.
This was the second ecumenical council held in 381 A.D. In Constantinople. This council rejected the beliefs of the Macedonians, who denied the divinity of the Holy Spirit. This council also stated that the Holy Spirit is consubstantial with the Father and the Son.
This was the third ecumenical council which was help in Ephesus in 431 A.D. This council rejected the Nestorians, who taught that Jesus was two separate persons in the incarnate Christ: a divine person and a human person. But, Jesus is one divine person with two natures: a divine nature and a human nature.
This was the fourth ecumenical council. This council condemned Monophysitism, which said that Jesus has only one nature which is a combination of his divine nature and his human nature.
This council lasted 18 years. This council was called by Pope Paul III, which consisted of the start of the Counter-Reformation.
This council was called by Pope Pius IX. This council lasted 1 year and it promoted Papal infallibility.
This was the 21st council called by Pope John Paul XXIII and it lasted 3 years. The purpose was to update to the contemporary needs of the modern world. The Fathers summoned the whole Church to dialogue with the whole world to advance the dignity of human beings.