Thursday, November 21, 2019

Saint of the Day – 7 August – Saint Sixtus II, Pope, and Companions, Martyrs, 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 Saint Sixtus II, Pope, and Companions, Martyrs

Saint Sixtus II, Pope, and Companions, Martyrs Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersPope who became Saints

Saint Sixtus II, Pope, and Companions, Martyrs brief life History

Date of Birth Late 2nd Century
Country of Birth Italy in Europe
Profession Pope
Place of Work Rome
Date of Death 6 August 258
Place of Death Rome, Italy
Feast Day 7 August
Beatification By Pre-Congregation
Canonization By Pre-Congregation
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Saint Sixtus II, Pope, and Companions, Martyrs Short life History

Pope Sixtus II (died 6 August 258) was the Pope or Bishop of Rome from 31 August 257 until his death on 6 August 258. He was martyred along with six deacons (Januarius, Vincentius, Magnus, Stephanus, Felicissimus and Agapitus), Including Lawrence of Rome during the persecution of the Catholic Church by Emperor Valerian.

Today’s Catholic Quote:

At the time when the sword pierced the bowels of the Mother, I, buried here, taught as Pastor the Word of God; when suddenly the soldiers rushed in and dragged me from the chair. The faithful offered their necks to the sword, but as soon as the Pastor saw the ones who wished to rob him of the palm (of martyrdom) he was the first to offer himself and his own head, not tolerating that the (pagan) frenzy should harm the others. Christ, who gives recompense, made manifest the Pastor’s merit, preserving unharmed the flock

Saint Sixtus II