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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, Jeremiah 26:1-9
At the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim son of Josiah, king ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 69:6, 8-10, 14
Those who hope in you must not be made fools of, Yahweh ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 13:54-58
and, coming to his home town, he taught the people in their ... Read More

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