October 31, 2007

A TIMELINE OF SAINTS

Ten years ago, a parish church asked me to give a talk about saints throughout history. I came up with the following outline of a “quick tour.”


AFTER THE APOSTLES: THE AGE OF THE PERSECUTIONS AND THE FIRST MAJOR FORMULATIONS OF DOCTRINE.

A.D. 107. St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr.

A.D. 203. St. Perpetua and St. Felicity, Martyrs.


THE FREEDOM OF THE CHURCH GRANTED (in A.D. 313) BY EMPEROR CONSTANTINE AND THE BEGINNINGS OF THE “ROMANESQUE PERIOD”

A.D. 316. St. Martin of Tours, Bishop.

A.D. 356. St. Antony of Egypt, Abbot.

A.D. 430. St. Augustine of Hippo, Bishop and Doctor of the Church.


THE ROMANESQUE PERIOD CONTINUES; THE GOTHIC INVASIONS OF WESTERN EUROPE; THE “GOTHIC” OR “MIDDLE AGES.”

A.D. 547. St. Benedict, Abbot.

A.D. 604. St. Gregory, Pope and Doctor of the Church.

A.D. 1153. St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Abbot and Doctor of the Church.

A.D. 1221. St. Dominic, Priest.

A.D. 1226. St. Francis of Assisi.

A.D. 1274. St. Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor of the Church.

A.D. 1380. St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the Church.


THE COUNCIL OF TRENT: END OF THE MIDDLE AGES, THE BEGINNINGS OF THE BAROQUE PERIOD, EXPLOSIVE EXPANSION OF THE CHURCH IN THE WORLD.

A.D. 1538. St. Charles Borromeo, Bishop.

A.D. 1552. St. Francis Xavier, Priest.

A.D. 1556. St. Ignatius of Loyola, Priest.

A.D. 1582. St. Teresa of Avila, Virgin and Doctor of the Church.

A.D. 1591. St. John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church.

A.D. 1597. St. Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs.

A.D. 1622. St. Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor of the Church.


THE AGE OF SECULAR “ENLIGHTENMENT”; “ROMANTIC” AGE IN ART; ADVANCING “DEATH AGONIES” OF CHRISTIAN CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION IN THE WEST

A.D. 1897. St. Therese of the Child Jesus, Virgin.

World War II. St. Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr.

A.D. 1997. Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.


2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hell-o Father,

If I remember well, Aquinas lived from 1224 to 1274.

I googled some term a few months ago and landed on your site. Since then I have returned to see your postings. In part, you have encouraged me to present a site myself, it is not as religiously inspired, it is a partisan tinged site: http://catholicdemocratfromohio.blogspot.com/

Sincerely,
Stanislav

9:18 AM  
Blogger Father Stephanos, O.S.B. said...

Dear Stanislav,

Thank-you for the correction. I have made the necessary change.

I wonder where I got 1369.

12:46 PM  

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