Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Saint of the Day – July 28 – Pope Saint Victor I, 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 Pope Saint Victor I

Pope Saint Victor I is the Patron Saint of Calcio, Italy

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

Pope Saint Victor I brief life History

Date of Birth Early 2nd Century AD
Country of Birth Algeria in Africa
Profession Pope
Place of Work Rome, Roman Empire
Date of Death 199 AD
Place of Death Rome, Roman Empire
Feast Day July 28
Beatification By Pre-Congregation
Canonization By Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of Calcio, Italy

Pope Saint Victor I Short life History

Pope Saint Victor I was the son of a man named Felix, but little else is known of his early life. He was of Berber origin in the Northern part of Africa

He is the 14th pope, reigning during a period of lull in the persecutions of the Church. The first pope from the city of Rome, he began the rise of Latin influence in the Church, the reduction of Greek and Eastern influences.

Decreed that in emergency any kind of water could be used for Baptism. Struggled with bishops of Asia and Africa, insisting that Easter should be celebrated according to the Roman rite, not the Jewish one; at one point he excommunicated all the opposing bishops.

Condemned the heresy of Theodotus the Leather-seller who attracted followers in Rome, Italy by preaching that Jesus was a normal man imbued with supernatural powers by Baptism. Saint Jerome refers to Victor as the first Christian author to write about theology in Latin, but only the letters concerning Easter have survived.

He was martyred in 198-199 AD

Today’s Catholic Quote:

Condemned the heresy of Theodotus the Leather-seller who attracted followers in Rome, Italy by preaching that Jesus was a normal man imbued with supernatural powers by Baptism

Pope Saint Victor I
Pope Saint Victor I