Category: Religious Groups and Movements

Wicca

WICCA WICCA TIMELINE 1951  The 1735 Witchcraft Laws, which had made the practice of Witchcraft a crime in Great Britain, were abolished. 1951  The Witchcraft Museum on the Isle of Man opened with backing from Gerald Gardner. 1954  Gardner published the first non-fiction book on Wicca, Witchcraft Today . 1962  Raymond and Rosemary Buckland, initiated […]

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Ramtha School of Enlightenment

Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment Founder: JZ Knight Date of Birth: 1946 Birth Place: New Mexico , USA Year Founded: 1988 Sacred or Revered Texts: The White Book Size of Group: As of October, 2000, JZ Knight has around 3000 devotees. 1 History JZ Knight, founder of Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment, was born in Roswell, New […]

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Kateri Tekakwitha and Saint Kateri’s Shrine

KATERI’S SHRINE TIMELINE 1656:  Catherine Tegahkouïta [hereafter Kateri Tekakwitha ] was born in a Mohawk village near present day Auriesville, New York. 1667 or 1668:  St. Francis Xavier Mission was founded by Pierre Raffeix, S. J., in the seigneurie of La Prairie de la Madeleine, or Kentake, on the Eastern bank of the St Lawrence, South […]

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Missionaries of Charity

MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY TIMELINE 1910 (August 26):  Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was born in Skopje, Macedonia. 1919:  Nikola Bojaxhui, Agnes Gonxha’s father, died under suspicious circumstances. 1928:  Bojaxhiu joined the Loreto Sisters of Dublin. 1929:  Gonxha began her novitiate in Darjeeling, India. She also began teaching at St. Mary’s High School in Calcutta. 1931:  Gonxha took […]

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Catholic Worker Movement

CATHOLIC WORKER MOVEMENT TIMELINE 1877:  Peter Maurin was born in Oultet, France. 1897:  Dorothy Day was born in Brooklyn, New York. 1926:  Dorothy Day’s daughter, Tamar Teresa, was born. 1927:  Dorothy Day converted to Catholicism. 1932:  Dorothy Day met Peter Maurin in New York City. 1933 (May 1):  Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin began publishing […]

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Christian Science

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE TIMELINE 1821:  Christian Science founder, Mary Morse Baker, was born in Bow, New Hampshire. 1843:  Mary Morse Baker married George Washington Glover who died six months later. 1853:  Mary Baker married dentist Daniel Patterson. 1856:  Mary Baker Glover Patterson suffered debilitating illness for the next several years and tried a variety of popular […]

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Church of All Worlds

CAW TIMELINE 1942: Timothy Zell was born in St. Louis, Missouri. 1948: Diana Moore was born in Long Beach, CA. 1962 (April 7): After reading the novel Stranger in a Strange Land, Zell and Lance Christie “shared water” at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, and formed the Water-Brotherhood, “Atl.” 1963: Zell married Martha McCance. The […]

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A Course in Miracles

ACIM TIMELINE Founder: Helen Schucman Date of Birth: 1909 Year Founded: In 1965, Helen Schucman began hearing a voice that would later identify himself as Jesus. She and her colleague, William Thetford, scribed the conversations into a three volume series that was published in 1976. 1 Sacred or Revered Texts: A Course in Miracles is […]

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Army of Mary / Community of the Lady of All Peoples

ARMY OF MARY / COMMUNITY OF THE LADY OF ALL PEOPLES TIMELINE 1921 (September 14):  On the feast day of the Holy Cross, Marie-Paule Giguère was born in Sainte-Germaine du Lac-Etchemin, Quebec, Canada. 1944 (July 1):  Marie-Paule Giguère married Georges Cliche. 1945 (March 25):  A series of apparitions and messages of the Lady of All […]

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