Church Timeline


Mary, Mother of God

Approx. 14 BC - Approx. 52 AD

Mary was born in approximately 14 BC, and died approximately 11 years after Jesus died in 41 AD, which would be 52 AD. Mary was born in Nazareth and died in Ephesus.(Catholic Encyclopedia)

Mary, Mother of God Facts

33 AD

Mary is the patron saint of many things. But, the one main thing she is patron of is all humanity. Some of her symbols are the color blue, the crown of twelve stars, and roses. (Catholic Online) One story we have of Mary is Our Lady of Guadalupe. In this story, a man was named Juan was appeared by Mary. Mary asked him to ask the pope to build a chapel dedicated to her. So, Juan went and got shut down. This happened twice, so the last time Mary told him to gather the roses on the hill and bring them to the pope and ask him again. Juan obeyed and when he opened his tilma, full of flowers, the roses fell and a beautiful image of Mary was shown. This, finally made the pope obey, so he built a chapel for Mary. (Our Lady of Guadalupe reading in our binder)

The Ascension

33 AD

Jesus rose into heaven 40 days after his Resurrection. He used his own power and it was in the presence of his disciples

The Resurrection of Jesus

33 AD

Jesus was nailed to a cross and died. on the third day after he died, he rose from the dead and came back.

Paul's Conversion

Approx. 35 AD

Paul was nearing Damascus on his Journey. A light flashed in front of him from heaven and he heard a voice say, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?"

Paul Martyred in Rome

Approx. 65 AD

St. Paul dedicated his whole life to Jesus and spreading the word, which was why he was martyred. He and Peter share a feast day on June 29.

Peter Martyred in Rome

Approx. 67 AD

Peter was one of the founders and patrons of the church. He was crucified upside down. He was martyred in June while ministering in Rome.

Edict of Milan

313 AD

The Edict of Milan was a letter that granted religious toleration, freedom of religion, in the Roman empire. It was the result of a political agreement between Roman emperors and Licinius.

Eastern and Western Schism

1054 AD

The Eastern and Western schism was when the Eastern Orthodox and the Roman Catholic churches split. The Eastern Church was led by Michael Cerularius, and the Roman Catholic Church was led by Pope Leo IX. This event will carry on to have a very big impact. It will impact the later developments going on in Europe. No single event caused this to happen.

Kateri Tekakwitha

1657 - 1680

Kateri was born in 1657. She died in 1680. She was canonized in 2012 and she lived a life of extreme prayer. (binder guided notes.)

Kateri Tekakwitha


Kateri Tekakwitha is the patron saint of the environment and ecology. Some of her symbols were a lily, a cross, and a turtle. ( When when was just 4 years old she got smallpox which left terrible scars on her skin. She would often be seen wearing a blanket around her face. (Catholic online)

Elizabeth Ann Seton

1774 - 1821

Mother Elizabeth was born in 1774 in the United States. She was canonized in 1975 and was the first U.S. born saint to be canonized. (guided notes in binder)

Elizabeth Ann Seton


Elizabeth Ann Seton is the patron of in-law problems, against death of children, and death of parents. Her symbols are a book, a rosary, and a pink flower. (catholic online) Elizabeth was the co founder of the catholic school system, and she started the sisters of charity. (guided notes in binder)

The Gospels

The Gospel of Mark

Approx. 65 Ad - Approx. 70 AD

The Gospel of Mark was written to spread the word of God. This Gospel was written for the Christians who were living under the threat of the persecution by the Jews. Jesus is portrayed as a person who suffers and experiences full range of emotions.

The Gospel of Matthew

80 AD

In the Gospel of Matthew, he was writing about the miracles of Jesus. He was writing to the Jewish Christians. Jesus was portrayed as the true Messiah.

The Gospel of Luke

Approx. 80 AD - Approx. 85 AD

The Gospel of Luke was written to teach us how to be good Christians. The Gospel of Luke was written to the Greek Gentiles. Jesus was seen as a compassionate and forgiving person in this gospel

The Gospel of John

Approx. 90 AD

The Gospel of John was written to everyone. The Gospel was written to stop the tension between the Gentiles and the Jewish. It was meant to show that Jesus is the son of God.


The Council of Jerusalem

Approx. 50 AD

It was a delegation led by Paul and Barnabas. It was designated to bestow on the elders of the church.

Council of Nicaea

325 AD

The Council of Nicaea was called by Constantine to demonstrate the real teachings of the church. This council explains that God the father and God the son are one substance, or they are one in each other. The Nicene Creed was created as a result of this council.

Council of Constantinople

381 AD

The Council of Constantinople was called to settle 2 issues. One of being the divine being of Jesus Christ, and another being the true humanity of Jesus. This also confirmed the Nicene Creed.

Council of Ephesus

431 AD

The Council of Ephesus defined that Mary was God's mother. This council was called because of heresy going on.

Council of Chalcedon

451 AD

This council started when people started focusing so much on Christ's divinity, that they started to make His humanity non-important. The Council of Chalcedon declares that Jesus is both human and divine and this will not change and shouldn't be confused.