December 19 – Pope St. Anastasius I

December 17, 2015

Pope St. Anastasius I

Pope St. Anastasius IA pontiff who is remembered chiefly for his condemnation of Origenism. A Roman by birth, he became Pope in 399, and died within a little less than four years. Among his friends were Augustine, and Jerome, and Paulinus, Jerome speaks of him as a man or great holiness who was rich in his poverty. It was during the time of the barbarian invasions.

Acta SS., III, September; BUTLER, Lives of the Saints. 27 September.

T.J. CAMPBELL (Catholic Encyclopedia)



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