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Saturday, 26 May 2018

Saint Eleutherius. Pope And Martyr. Reigned 174 A.D. - 189 A.D. Feast Day 26 May.

Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless stated otherwise.

Saint Eleutherius. 
   Pope And Martyr.
   Feast Day 26 May.


Red Vestments.

This illustration of Pope Saint Eleutherius is from The Lives and Times of the Popes
by Chevalier Artaud de Montor, New York: The Catholic Publication Society of America, 1911.
It was originally published in 1842.
Date: 6 June 2013.
Author: Artaud de Montor (1772–1849).
(Wikimedia Commons)

Saint Eleutherius governed The Church during the period that followed the persecution of the Emperor Commodus.

Faith, at the time, made great progress in the whole World. After a Pontificate lasting fifteen years, he died in 185 A.D., and was buried on The Vatican Hill, near the body of Saint Peter.

Mass: In Paschaltide: Protexisti.
Mass: Out of Paschaltide: Státuit.

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