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.