Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.
Pope and Martyr.
Feast Day 23 September.
A Treatise on Ecclesiastical Heraldry (W. Heffer and Sons, 1930), p. 9; Bruno Bernhard Heim, Heraldry in The Catholic Church: Its Origin, Customs and Laws (Van Duren 1978
Date: 12 December 2007.
Bruno Bernhard Heim, Heraldry in the Catholic Church: Its Origin, Customs and Laws
(Van Duren 1978 ISBN 9780391008731), p. 54;
Michel Pastoureau, "Keys" in Philippe Levillain, The Papacy:
An Encyclopedia (Routledge 2002 ISBN 9780415922302), vol. 2, p. 891
Author: F l a n k e r.
Pope Saint Linus
67 A.D. - 76 A.D.
Successor to Saint Peter as Bishop of Rome.
Illustration: FIND A GRAVE
"At Rome," says The Roman Martyrology, "the triumph of Saint Linus, Pope and Martyr, who immediately succeeded Saint Peter in the government of The Church. He suffered Martyrdom, and was buried on The Vatican, next to The Prince of The Apostles."
The name of Saint Linus is mentioned in The Canon of The Mass, after the names of The Apostles.
Mass: Státuit. Collects: Of The Mass: Sacerdótes.
Commemoration: Saint Thecla.