Saint for the Day - October 14 - St. Callistus
Early in the third
century, Callistus, then a deacon, was intrusted by
Pope St. Zephyrinus with the rule of the clergy, and
set by him over the cemeteries of the Catholics at
Rome; and, at the death of Zephyrinus, Callistus,
according to the Roman usage, succeeded to the
A decree is ascribed to him appointing the four
fasts of the Ember seasons, but his name is best
known in connection with the old cemetery on the
Appian Way, which was enlarged and adorned by him,
and is called to this day the Catacomb of St.
Callistus. During the persecution under the Emperor
Severus, St. Callistus was driven to take shelter in
the poor and populous quarters of the city; yet, in
spite of these troubles, and of the care of the
Church, he made diligent search for the body of
Calipodius, one of his clergy who had suffered
martyrdom shortly before, by being cast into the
Tiber. When he found it he was full of joy, and
buried it, with hymns of praise. Callistus was
martyred October 14, 223.
Saint for the Day - St. Callistus
Read about the Saint for today - October 14 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
In the body of a Catholic we
see that which has been the
temple of the Holy Ghost, which
even now is precious in the eyes
of God, Who will watch over it,
and one day raise it up in glory
to shine forever in His kingdom.
Let our actions bear witness to
our belief in these truths.
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