"Tu es Petrus et super hanc petram aedificabo ecclesiam meam et portae inferi non praevalebunt adversum eam" Matthaeum XVI:XVIII
"Furthermore, We declare, We proclaim, We define that it is absolutely necessary for salvation that every human creature be subject to the Roman Pontiff."- Pope Boniface VIII, Unam Sanctam
Monday, December 28, 2009
Pope's 15th Century letter saved
The document is one of six letters from the Pope setting up the university
Work to preserve a 15th Century letter from the Pope* founding the University of St Andrews has been completed.
The Bull of Foundation is one of a series of six letters from the Pope, sent in 1413, which brought the institution into existence.
It took experts three weeks to restore the Papal Bull, including surface cleaning, repairing edge tears and the realignment of the document's silk tag.
The document will now be able to be displayed to the public.
Experts from the University of Dundee's Book and Paper Conservation Studio worked on the document. The work cost £600.
Rachel Hart of the University of St Andrews said: "We are the custodians of a vital piece of evidence not only of the university's history but also of its place as an international seat of learning within the history of Scotland.
"The Bull of Foundation is an amazing document to see and I hope that with the 600th anniversary approaching, many may have the opportunity."
A school of higher studies was started in May 1410 in St Andrews before the "third oldest university in the English speaking world" was formally founded, a spokeswoman said.
The Bull of Foundation recognised the school as a properly constituted institution.
The Popes pictured here are some of my favourite Sovereign Pontiffs.
Saint Pope Peter, Prince of the Apostles, First Sovereign Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church
"For you were as sheep going astray; but you are now converted to the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls." Click the picture to learn more.
Saint Pope Pius V
"O Lord, increase my sufferings and my patience!"
Saint Pope Pius X
"Instuarare omnia in Christo!"
Blessed Pope Urban II
He preached the First Crusade. "When an armed attack is made upon the enemy, let this one cry be raised by all the soldiers of God: It is the will of God! It is the will of God!"
Blessed Pope Pius IX
"We are well aware of Our weakness. So when We reflect on the most serious duties of the supreme apostolate especially in a period of great instability, We would simply have fallen into great sadness, did We not place all Our hope in God who is Our Saviour. For He never abandons those who hope in Him. Time and again, so as to demonstrate what His power can accomplish, He employs weak instruments to rule His Church; in this way, all men may increasingly realize that it is God Himself who governs and protects the Church with his wonderful providence."
Blessed Pope John XXIII
"We exercise on earth the power of Our Lord and seek with all Our might to bring those sheep of His flock who are outside into the fold committed to Our charge."
Venerable Pope Pius XII
"We observe elsewhere, with anxiety and some apprehension an undue fondness for innovation and tendency to stray from the path of truth and prudence." Click the Picture.
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Pope Boniface VIII
"Furthermore, We declare, We proclaim, We define that it is absolutely necessary for salvation that every human creature be subject to the Roman Pontiff."
Pope Alexander VI
The infamous "Borgia Pope". Click the picture to learn more.
Pope Julius II
The Warrior Pope, so called because in the earlier years of his Pontificate, he would don full battle armor and lead his troops in defence of the Papal States! Click the picture.
Pope Leo X
"We have the Papacy. Let Us enjoy it." The Pope who excommunicated the heretic, Martin Luther.
Pope Gregory XVI
"This shameful font of indifferentism gives rise to that absurd and erroneous proposition which claims that liberty of conscience must be maintained for everyone. It spreads ruin in sacred and civil affairs, though some repeat over and over again with the greatest impudence that some advantage accrues to religion from it. "But the death of the soul is worse than freedom of error," as Augustine was wont to say. When all restraints are removed by which men are kept on the narrow path of truth, their nature, which is already inclined to evil, propels them to ruin."
Pope Leo XIII
"The world has heard enough of the so-called "rights of man." Let it hear something of the rights of God."
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“[Muslims] are the enemy of the Catholic faith” (Pope St. Pius V, Apostolic Constitution Salvatoris Domini, March 5, 1571)
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“Be vigilant, venerable brethren, so that the faithful do not allow themselves to be deceived. Communism is intrinsically perverse and collaboration with it cannot be accepted in any area on the part of anyone who wishes to save Christian civilization. Those who permit themselves to be deceived into lending their aid towards the triumph of Communism in their own country, will be the first to fall victims of their error.” (Pope Pius XI, Divini Redemptoris, (# 58), 19 March 1937.)