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St. Pontain - (230-235)

Saint Biography

Martyred Italian. Pontian was put to death at Spoleto, Italy, during the reign of Emperor Marcus Aurelius. The details of his death are uncertain owing to ... Read More

Catholic Encyclopedia

Dates of birth and death unknown. The "Liber Pontificalis" (ed. Duchesne, I, 145) gives Rome as his native city and calls his father Calpurnius. With him begins the brief chronicle of the Roman bishops of the third century, of which the author of the Liberian Catalogue of the Read More


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Reading 1, Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59
Stephen was filled with grace and power and began to work ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 31:3-4, 6, 7, 8, 17, 21
You are my rock, my rampart; true to your name, lead me and ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 10:17-22
'Be prepared for people to hand you over to sanhedrins and ... Read More

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December 26 Saint of the Day

St. Stephen
December 26: Stephen's name means "crown," and he was the first ... Read More