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St. Hyginus - (136-140)

Saint Biography

St. Hyginius Pope from c. 136-c. 140, St. Hyginius is thought to have been a philosopher before his conversion to Christianity. During his reign, the Gnostics ... Read More

Catholic Encyclopedia

Reigned about 138-142; succeeded Pope Telesphorus, who, according to Eusebius (Hist. eccl., IV, xv), died during the first year of the reign of the Emperor Antonius Pius -- in 138 or 139, therefore. But the chronology of these bishops of Rome cannot be determined ... Read More


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Reading 1, First Samuel 1:24-28
When she had weaned him, she took him up with her, as well as a ... Read More

Psalm, First Samuel 2:1, 4-5, 6-7, 8
Hannah then prayed as follows: My heart exults in Yahweh, in my ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 1:46-56
And Mary said: My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord and ... Read More

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St. Chaeromon
December 22: Bishop of Nilopolis, in Egypt. When the persecution was ... Read More