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This week in Christian history: Thomas Aquinas dies, 40 martyrs of Sebaste

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Throughout the extensive history of the Church, there have been numerous events of lasting significance.

Each week brings anniversaries of impressive milestones, unforgettable tragedies, amazing triumphs, memorable births, notable deaths and everything in between.

Some of the events drawn from over 2,000 years of history might be familiar, while other happenings might be previously unknown by most people.

The following pages highlight anniversaries of memorable events that occurred this week — March 6-12 — in Christian history. They include the death of Thomas Aquinas, the martyrdom of 40 Christian Roman soldiers, and the founding of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.

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