Pope St. John I

Pope St. John I

Little is known of John's life before he took office as pope, except that he was born in Tuscany and that his father was...
Pope St. Celestine V

Pope St. Celestine V

He was the eleventh of twelve children. His father died early, and his mother raised him with an influence towards a religious vocation.  When...
St. Peter

St. Peter

Simon Peter or Cephas, the first pope, Prince of the Apostles, and founder, with St. Paul, of the see of Rome. Peter was a native...
St. Linus

Pope St. Linus

All the ancient records of the Roman bishops which have been handed down to us by St. Irenaeus, Julius Africanus, St. Hippolytus, Eusebius, also...
St. Cletus

Pope St. Cletus

St. Cletus (sometimes Anacletus), the third Pope, governed the Roman Church from about 76 to about 88 during the reigns of the Emperor Vespasian...
St Clement

St. Clement

Little is known of this apostolic father beyond a few facts. He was a disciple of S. Peter, and perhaps of S. Paul. It...
St. Evaristus

Pope St. Evaristus

Pope Saint Evaristus was the fifth pope, holding office from c. 97 to 105. He was also known as Aristus. Little is known about...
Pope St Hormisdas

Pope St. Hormisdas

Gloom and storm marked the pontificates of Anastasius II and Symmachus, but on St. Hormisdas the sun of peace and victory shone with cheerful...
Pope St Pontian

Pope St. Pontian

Pope from 230-235 who holds the distinction of being the first pontiff to abdicate. Perhaps a Roman by birth, he was elected to succeed...
Pope St Pius X

Pope St. Pius X

Perhaps nowhere in the history of the Church is there a better example of a man possessed of so many of the saintly virtues—piety,...

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