The most important part of Christian history, Jesus raises from the dead. He stays on Earth for 40 Days then ascends into Heaven.
Approx. 30 AD - Approx. 33 AD
The birth of the Church. The Holy Spirit is breathed into the Apostles. This inspires them to go out and spread the word of God.
Edict of Milan
Roman Emporer Constantine declares Christianity legal and the preferred religion of Rome after he receives a vision. His mother goes on the become a saint.
The split between the eastern and western church. This is the split between the Easter Orthodox Church (East) and the Roman Catholic Church. This happened because of a debate between the two regions about who held more power in the Church.
Martin Luther nailed 95 these on a door of a church in Germany. This was his complaints about how the Church operates. This spurred the Protestant Reformation and caused many people to break away from the church.
Papacy of Saint Pope John Paul II the Great
October 22, 1978 - April 2, 2005
Saint Pope John Paul II the Great becomes pope. He is known for his generosity and taking part the latest council: Vatican II.
Papacy of Pope Francis
March 13, 2013 - Present
Pope Francis becomes pope. He has put emphasis on world peace and working together.
Saints and Doctors of the Church
Birth of Saint Brigid
Saint Brigid of Kildare is born in Ireland. She lives her life graciously, always thinking of others before herself. She made sure to help everyone she could, even if it would hurt her.
Death of Saint Brigid of Kildare
Saint Brigid of Kildare dies at 74 years old. She later is canonized a saint. Her skull can curently be found in a church in Portugal.
Hildegard Von Bingen
1098 - 1179
Saint Hildegard, a doctor of the Church has made a very big impact on the Church. She has many writings that are important in the Tradition of the Church. She did all this despite living in a time period in which women weren't given the same rights as men. This made her accomplishments even greater.
Saint Thomas Aquinas
1226 AD - 1274 AD
Thomas Aquinas was a saint who had very important writings. Many of his writings are still being debated today. In addition to that, he is also the patron of students and all universities.
Saint Francis Desales
1567 - 1622
The future doctor of the church knew at a young age that he had a vocation to priesthood. Despite his family wanting him to go into law, he wanted to become a priest. One day while riding his horse a miracle occurred. Eventually he became a priest and eventually a doctor of the church.
Birth of Martin de Porres
December 9th, 1579
Martin de Porres was born as an illegitimate son of a slave and a monarch. This made it difficult for him to become a Dominican. Despite the obstacle he became a brother and eventually became a very respected person in his community.
Death of Martin de Porres
November 3rd, 1639
Martin de Porres dies at age 60. He died a peaceful death after a lifetime of helping others and saving lives.
Beatification of Saint Martin de Porres
October 29th, 1837
Saint Martin de Porres is canonized by Pope John XXIII. He was known for his generosity and miracles of healing, bilocation, levitation and being able to walk through walls.
Saint Marian Cope Birth Date
One of the Amerian Saints is born. She was born in Germany, but she did all of her work helping lepers in Hawaii.
Father Damien de Veuster Birth
An American Saint is born. He was ordained a priest around 1864. He is known for helping people in Hawaii that have leprosy.
Father Damien de Vuester Death
An American Saint dies. He is later canonized by Pope Benedict XVI. He is the patron saint of lepers.
Saint Marian Cope Death
An American Saint dies. She is best known for helping lepers in Hawaii. She is the patron of lepers, outcasts, those with HIV/AIDS, and Hawaii.
Council of Nicaea
The first ecumenical council. This council included 318 bishops and Emporer Constantine. This council instituted the Nicene Creed. Also, the council rejected the teachings of Arius.
Council of Constantinople
The second ecumenical council. This council rejected the teachings of the Macedonians, who like Arius, rejected the divinity of Jesus.
Council of Ephesus
The third ecumenical council. This council condemned the Nestorians who said that God was two seperate persons. They also condemned the Pelagians who said we could reach perfection without God's grace.
Council of Chalcedon
The fourth ecumenical council. This council condemned Monophysitism. Monophysitism is the beief that Jesus only ohad one nature which was combined version of divine and human.
Council of Trent
1545 - 1563
One of the most important councils, the council of Trent came just after the Protestant Reformation. This council confirmed every Doctrine that was contested by Protestants.
First Vatican Council
1869 - 1870
This council gives the Pope more power. It spurred a spiritual renewal in the Church. The Church became a powerful world force.
Second Vatican Council
1962 - 1965
The Church updates their responses to the needs of the world. The biggest change was in the Liturgy. The dignity of human beings is also stressed more.