Jun 28

Saint Irenaeus of Lyon

June 28th III century

Ireneo (Masculino)
Pacífico, from Griego
Other saints
Other saints named Ireneo
in current Turkey
in Lyon, in current France
June 28th
Picture of Saint Irenaeus of Lyon Fuente: wikimedia.org
Memory of Saint Irenaeus, Bishop, who, as writes Jerome, as child was a disciple of saint Polycarp of Smirna and faithfully preserved the memory of Apostolic times. Ordained priest in Lyon, was the successor of Bishop saint Pothin and, according to tradition, died crowned by a glorious martyrdom. He tried many ways about the Apostolic tradition and wrote books selected to defend the Catholic faith against the heretics of that time (c. 200). Roman martyrology