He was a bishop of Milan who became one of the most influential ecclesiastical figures of the 4th century. She is described as a very resourceful woman.
Saint Jerome lifetime
347 AD - 420 AD
Jerome was a priest, confessor, theologian and historian. He was the son of Eusebius, born at Stridon, a village near Emona on the border of Dalmatia and Pannonia, then part of northeastern Italy.
Saint Brigid of Kildare lifetime
450 AD - 525 AD
Saint Brigid is the face of our school and the patroness of babies, our school, our parish, milkmaids and so much more. In Ireland she is known as "Mary of the Gael."
Saint Francis of Assisi lifetime
1181 - October 3, 1226
I have a special connection with Saint Francis since he was my Confirmation saint. He had a troubled youth and became a holy man. He also received the passion of Christ, which is the wound Christ endured.
Thomas Aquinas lifetime
Approx. 1225 - March 7, 1274
We have found around 60 handwritten works of Thomas Aquinas and they are preserved in museums in Europe. Thomas in also a doctor of the church.
Saint Francis is canonized
July 16 1228
Francis is fully named, Saint Francis of Assisi.
John Neumann lifetime
1811 - 1860
He was an immigrant and he was the first American Bishop to be canonized. He also founded the first Catholic diocesan school.
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini lifetime
1850 - 1917
She founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a Catholic religious institute that was a major support to the Italian immigrants.
Council of Nicea
Was the first ecumenical council of the Christian church. Was put together by emperor Constantine the great.
Council of Constantinople
This is the second ecumenical council held in Constantinople. Rejected the teachings of the Macedonians who denied the divinity of the Ho,y Spirit. This is wrong
Council of Ephesus
The third ecumenical council held in Ephesus. This council condemned the Pelagians who said they could reach perfection without God's grace. This is wrong
Council of Chalcedon
The fourth great Ecumenical council held in Chalcedon. This council condemned the teachings of the monophysitism who claimed that Jesus only has one nature. This is wrong
Council of Trent
1545 - 1563 AD
One of the Roman Catholic Church's most important ecumenical councils. Prompted by the Protestant Reformation, it has been described as the embodiment of the Counter-Reformation.
First Vatican council
1869 - 1870 AD
The Twentieth ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church. Convened by Pope Pius IX to refute various contemporary ideas associated with the rise of liberalism and materialism, it is chiefly remembered for its declaration of papal infallibility.
Second Vatican Council
1962 - 1965 AD
The creation of this council shocked the world. There hadn't been a council in 100 years. The Council was instrumental for renewal in the self-understanding of the Church.
Other important events
Approx. 33 AD
Pentecost is 50 days after Easter Sunday. It is often referred to as the "Birthday" of the church because it is when the church officially started.
The Resurrection of Jesus
Jesus died and was placed in a tomb. On Friday and Mary Magdalene came to see that the rock covering the entrance to the tomb was moved. Jesus had rose from the dead.
The Ascension takes place 40 days after the resurrection. The Ascension is when Jesus died and was raised up into the land of God.
Edict of Milan
Approx. 313 AD
It was an agreement to treat Christians benevolently within the Roman Empire. Western Roman Emperor Constantine I, and Licinius, who controlled the Balkans, met in Milan and agreed to change the rules against Christian.
The Great Schism
The great Schism was the break of communion between what are now the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches. This lasted until the 11th century.
Approx. 1517 - Approx. 1648
A big movement in the 16th century that included changing some of the beliefs and practices for the Roman Catholic church. This was initiated by Martin Luther.
Papacy of Pope John Paul the II
1978 - 2005
Was Pope for 27 years and most consider him to be a vocal advocate for human rights. He was also often refereed to as Pope John Paul the great.
Papacy of Pope Francis
13 March 2013 - Present
Pope Francis is the 266th and current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. He chose Francis as his papal name in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi.