Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Saint of the Day June 28 – Saint Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr 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 Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr

Saint Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersBishops who became Saints

Saint Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr brief life History

Date of Birth 130 AD
Country of Birth Turkey in Europe
Profession Bishop of Lugdunum in Gaul. He was also a Book Writer. Wrote a book named “Adversus Haereses or Against Heresies”
Place of Work Lugdunum in Gaul (modern-day Lyons, France)
Date of Death 202 AD (aged 72)
Place of Death Lugdunum in Gaul (modern-day Lyons, France)
Feast Day June 28
Beatification By Not Available
Canonization By Not Available
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Saint Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr Short life History

Saint Irenaeus, was Bishop of Lugdunum in Gaul, then a part of the Roman Empire (now Lyon, France). He was an early Church Father and apologist, and his writings were formative in the early development of Christian theology.

The bodily remains of St. Irenaeus were buried in a crypt under the altar of what was then called the church of St. John, but was later known by the name of St. Irenaeus himself. This tomb or shrine was destroyed by the Calvinists in 1562, and all trace of his relics seems to have perished.

Today’s Catholic Quote: Jesus Christ, in His infinite love, has become what we are, in order that He may make us entirely what He is

Saint Irenaeus
Saint Irenaeus