This week in Christian history: Peter the Hermit dies, American canonized, Quakers

Peter the Hermit
A seventeenth century image of Peter the Hermit, the Medieval monastic figure who championed and participated in the First Crusade. |

Christianity is a faith with a long and detailed history, with numerous events of lasting significance occurring throughout the ages.

Each week brings the anniversaries of great milestones, horrid tragedies, amazing triumphs, telling tribulations, inspirational progress, and everything in between.

Here are just a few things that happened this week, July 7 - 13, in Church history. They include the death of Peter the Hermit, the arrival of the first Quakers to British colonial America, and the Roman Catholic Church canonizing the first saint to be an American citizen.

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