Honorius III

Honorius III,

d. 1227, pope (1216–27), a Roman named Cencio Savelli; successor of Innocent III. He was created cardinal in 1197 and was an able administrator of the papal treasury. He authored the official tax book of the Roman church, listing all religious and secular institutions owing dues to the Holy See. He was also very learned, and Innocent made him the tutor of Frederick (later Holy Roman Emperor Frederick IIFrederick II,
1194–1250, Holy Roman emperor (1220–50) and German king (1212–20), king of Sicily (1197–1250), and king of Jerusalem (1229–50), son of Holy Roman Emperor Henry VI and of Constance, heiress of Sicily.
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). On his accession to the papacy Honorius tried to persuade Frederick to go on crusade. He crowned (1220) Frederick, from whom he received another promise to go, but throughout Honorius's pontificate Frederick postponed departure. Honorius intervened in English politics to force the barons to support the young Henry III, a papal ward. Elsewhere he worked for peace in Christendom—in Italy, Spain, Hungary, and Denmark. He was succeeded by Gregory IX.
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Superspecula , of Honorius III. He rendered clear and familiar to himself that vast and tumultuous period of civil law and canon law in conflict and at strife with each other, in the chaos of the Middle Ages,--a period which Bishop Theodore opens in 618, and which Pope Gregory closes in 1227.
The exhibit, blessed by Pope Honorius III, was an attempt to place the emphasis of Christmas on the worship of Christ rather than secular materialism and gift giving.
Dominic received the bull 'Gratiarum Largitori Omnium' from Pope Honorius III, which first speaks of the 'Order of Preachers.'
Hoye, a professor of systematic theology, Pope Honorius III was the first to articulate something like modern academic freedom.
As some historians have put it, what the Dominicans and other mendicant orders did was establish "monasteries on wheels." It was in December 1216 that Pope Honorius III established the Order of Preachers with his bull Religiosam vitam.
The feast was instituted by the Carmelites on July 16, 1376, to celebrate the victory of the order and its obtaining approbation of its name by Pope Honorius III. On July 16, 1251, accounts said that the Virgin Mary appeared and gave the scapular, a small piece of brown cloth, as a "sign of salvation, a protection in danger, and a pledge of peace" to St.
The first scene, on the left upper wall, depicts St Francis being received by Pope Honorius III at the Cathedral of St Giovanni in Laterano at the time of the Franciscan Order's sanction by the Pope.
Queen Alice of Cyprus and Jerusalem was an accomplished political player, whose single-minded pursuit of power exercised the combined guiles of the powerful Ibelins, the Houses of Champagne and France, as well as Honorius III, one of the cleverest minds who sat at the throne of St Peter.
She begins by analyzing papal policy on the Baltic crusades up to 1198, the beginning of the pontificate of Innocent III and his subsequent interpretation of missions among non-Christians in the Baltic region and elsewhere, and the nature of care for the newly converted, an effort which Honorius III coordinated the Dominicans from 1216 to 1227.
Francis' first Rule for his order of brothers--the Regula non bullata ("Rule not ratified by papal bull") of 1221--was rejected by Pope Honorius III. His given reason was that the Rule was too austere to be followed, and for centuries this reason has been little questioned.
He went on to defeat his rival for the German kingship and in 1220, aged twenty-five, he was crowned emperor in St Peter's, Rome, by Pope Honorius III. This made him, in theory at least, the temporal head of Christ's people on earth and the overlord of northern Italy.
It was also here that in 1223, three years before his death, Pope Honorius III finally granted the saint approval for his monastic order of friars.