The name Priscilla is of Roman origin, meaning several things such as venerable, classical, ancient, and primordial. The name first appeared in the New Testament of The Bible, as one of the characters named Priscilla and her husband helped Paul the Apostle in his work.
Saint Lawerence is a saint in the Roman Catholic Church, who was apparently a martyr during the days of the Roman Emperor Valerian. He had made the Roman leadership so angry that they apparently roasted him until his demise. After much agony, Saint Lawrence allegedly told the Romans to flip him over as he wasContinue reading “Fun Fact: Patron Saint of Comedians”
The Massacre of Verden was shortly after Charlemagne had conquered many Saxons. But about 4,500 Saxons refused to recant paganism and become Christians per his demand. So for turning away baptism into the Christian faith, Charlemagne executed them all.
A popular story about coffee (which may or may not be 100% true) is that the Catholic Church had opposed coffee as the “devil’s drink.” Coffee came from lands with a Muslim-majority and was quite popular there as well, which caused some Catholics to believe it was an “invention of Satan.” Pope Clement VIII apparentlyContinue reading “Fun Fact: When Coffee Was Banned By the Pope”
Egica was a king in the 7th century ruling over what is now modern-day Spain. One of his worst actions as king was enslaving Jewish people and force converting their youngest children to Christianity.