Three days after Jesus' death, he rose again from the dead. Mary Magdalene was the first witness of the resurrected Jesus.
Pentecost is considered as birthday of the Church. It was when the Holy Spirit came down on the Apostles and they could speak all tongues.
Edict of Milan
This is a proclamation that permanently established religious toleration for Christianity in the roman empire.
The Great Schism
This was the break of connection between the Eastern Orthodox and the Roman Catholic Church.
1517 - 1648
This was a break from the Catholic church initiated by Martin Luther
Papacy of Saint Pope John Paul II the Great
1978 - 2005
Saint Pope John Paul II the Great was born on May 18, 1920 in Poland and died on April 2, 2005 in Vatican City. His feast day is October 22.
Papacy of Pope Francis
March 13, 2013
Pope Francis began his papacy on March 13, 2013. He was born in Argentina on December 17, 1936.
Council of Nicea
The Council of Nicea was the first ecumenical council to be held in the Christian Church.
Council of Constantinople
150 people attended this council. It was the second ecumenical council.
Council of Ephesus
This council was in Ephesus with Christian bishops.
Council of Chalcedon
This council was held from October 8 to November 1, 451. This was the fourth ecumenical council.
Council of Trent
1545 - 1563
This council was held from 1545 to 1563 in northern Italy. It is considered as one of the most important council in Church history. It is embodied as the Counter-Reformation.
First Vatican Council
1869 AD - 1870 AD
20th ecumenical council. Convened by Pope Pius IX.
Second Vatican Council
1962 AD - 1965 AD
21st Ecumenical council. Announced by Pope John XXIII on January 25, 1959
Saints and Doctors of the Church
St. Jerome's Life
Approx. 347 AD - September 30, 420 AD
St. Jerome was a priest, confessor, theologian, and historian. He died in Bethlehem at the age 73.
St. Augustine of Hippo
November 13, 354 - August 28, 430
St. Augustine was a philosopher and and theologian. He is also a doctor of the Church
Saint Brigid Life
Approx. 450 - Approx. 525
Saint Brigid is a Congregationalist saint. She was born in Fraught, Ireland. Her feast day is February 1st.
Thomas Aquinas Life
Approx. 1225 - 1274
St. Thomas Aquinas is a doctor of the Church who created many important writings of the Church. His feast day is January 28. It was March 7 until 1969.
Life of Saint Teresa of Avila
March 28, 1515 - October 4, 1582
St. Teresa of Avila was canonized in the year 1622. Teresa devoted her life to prayer and writings that led to her becoming a Doctor of the Church. She also was a carmelite nun and prayed always to God
Canonization Date of St. Teresa of Avila
March 12, 1622
Saint Teresa was canonized by Pope Gregory XV
St. Marianne Cope Life
January 23, 1838 - August 9, 1918
St. Marianne Cope is a North-American Saint. She was canonized on October 12, 2012.
St. Katharine Drexel's Life
November 26, 1858 - March 3, 1955
St. Katharine Drexel is a North-American Saint. She was an American heiress, religious sister, and an educator. Her feast day is March 3.