Saint of the Day – October 14 – St. Callistus, Pope, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

The Memorial of St. Callistus, Pope

St. Callistus, Pope is the Patron Saint of 1. Cemetery workers
2. Other popes named Callixtus

St. Callistus, Pope Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

St. Callistus, Pope brief life History

Date of Birth Mid 2nd Century
Country of Birth Italy in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Pope who became Saints
Profession Pope and Bishop of Rome
Place of Work Vatican, Rome, Italy
Date of Death October 14, 223
Place of Death Italy
Feast Day October 14
Beatification By Pre-Congregation
Canonization By Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of 1. Cemetery workers
2. Other popes named Callixtus

St. Callistus, Pope Short life History

Early in the third century, Callistus, then a deacon, was intrusted by Pope St. Zephyrinus with the rule of the clergy, and set by him over the cemeteries of the Christians at Rome; and, at the death of Zephyrinus, Callistus,according to the Roman usage, succeeded to the Apostolic See.

A decree is ascribed to him appointing the four fasts of the Ember seasons, but his name is best known in connection with the old cemetery on the Appian Way, which was enlarged and adorned by him, and is called to this day the Catacomb of St. Callistus.

During the persecution under the Emperor Severus, St. Callistus was driven to take shelter in the poor and populous quarters of the city; yet, in spite of these troubles, and of the care of the Church, he made diligent search for the body of Calipodius, one of his clergy who had suffered martyrdom shortly before, by being cast into the Tiber. When he found it he was full of joy, and buried it, with hymns of praise. Callistus was martyred October 14, 223.

Today’s Catholic Quote:

Christians have gained most popularity because of their charity to strangers and because of their care for the burial of their dead.