1225 – Saint Thomas Aquinas, a Dominican theologian, met the challenge posed to Christian faith by the philosophical achievements of the Greeks and Arabs. Thomas d’Aquino, the son of a count, was born in his family’s castle at Roccasecca, central Italy. He effected a philosophical synthesis of faith and reason that is one of the ..
1033 – He was born this year in Aosta, Burgundy. At the age of fifteen, he desired to enter a monastery, but he could not obtain his father’s consent. Disappointment brought on an apparent psychosomatic illness, and after he recovered, he seems to have given up his studies for a time and lived a more ..
1036 – Born in Milan. Italian Benedictine bishop and saint. 1071 – Alexander II designated Anselm as Bishop of Lucca and sent him to Germany to take investiture from Henry IV. 1073 – Gregory VII, successor of Alexander II, also appointed Anselm Bishop of Lucca, but advised him not to accept his ring and crosier ..
– Anterus, who was pope for only one month and ten days, is thought to have been of Greek origin, but the name could indicate that he was a freed slave. 235 – Anterus was elected pope on the 9th of September. 236 – On the 3rd of January, he died in undramatic ..
251 – Saint Anthony was born in Egypt of very pious parents. 286 – He departed for the desert where he found a derelict fortress in which he barricaded himself at the age of 35. Completely isolated, but for a good Christian who bought him food every six months or so, he pursued with greater ..
399 AD – He was appointed as a pope on November 27th. – His pontificate was marked by his condemnation of Origen in order to stop the errors of those who followed and expanded upon Origen’s teachings, his urging the African bishops to continue their opposition to Donatism, and his personal holiness ..
1696 – Alphonsus was born in Naples, Italy on September 27, 1696. 1723 – Entered the seminary life and studied preparation for the priesthood. 1726 – On December 21, 1726, he was ordained as a priest. He founded the "Evening Chapels". 1729 – Began his missionary experience in the interior regions of the Kingdom of ..
Nationality: Moorish American 1886 – Drew was born in North Carolina on January 8, 1886. 1902 – Joined a travelling circus at the age of sixteen. He became a stage magician. 1905 – He learned mysticism and had a lost version of the Qur’an. 1913 – Founded Moorish Science Temple of America in Newark, New ..
390-417 – Born to the House of Euphemianus, the only son of a wealthy Christian Roman of the senatorial class. – He was arranged for a marriage he didn’t want. – He told his fiancee what he truly feels and she let him fulfill his vocation on the night of their ..
291 – St. Agnes was born in Rome. 304 – Martyred in the Piazza Navona, Rome on January 21, 304 AD. 350 – A church was built over her tomb. She is the Patron Saint of betrothed couples, chastity, engaged couples, gardeners, Girl Scout, rape victims, virgi..