387 - Augustine of Hippo, 32, was baptized on this Eve of Easter. He told the story of his Christian conversion from a profligate life in his "Confessions," written between 397-401.The site also has a really good lexicon which comes in handy when you are taking a class in Old Testament Scripture (as I am)!
1576 - Birth of St. Vincent de Paul, French Catholic priest. He founded several religious orders during his lifetime, including the Lazarists (or Vincentians) in 1625.
1870 - At the Vatican I Ecumenical Council, the dogmatic constitution "Dei filius" was published. Explaining the relationship between faith and reason, it declared that God could be known by human thought processes.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Today in Christian History
Some interesting trivia courtesy of StudyLight.org: