Tag Archive: Alexander III

Aug 21

August 21: What Sainthood Means

"Saint" Bernard

Bernard Becomes a Saint (1153): What Sainthood Means It was on this date, August 21, 1153, that Bernard of Clairvaux, canonized a Catholic “saint” in 1170 by Pope Alexander III, died in the Cistercian monastery of Clairvaux, in France. Bernard was born in 1090, at Fontaines, near Dijon, France, and at age 25 was entrusted …

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May 14

May 14: Churches and Anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitism: Jews will swallow the world!

It was some consolation to the survivors of the largest pogrom in human history that a Jewish state was formed on this date in 1948.

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Dec 29

December 29: The Murder of Thomas Becket

Stained-glass window of Thomas Becket, Canterbury Cathedral

Had Becket but served his king with half the zeal that he served his God, he would not have been left naked to his enemies.

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