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Saint of the Day: September 23rd - Pope Saint Linus

Butler'sLivesoftheDay Saint Linus was the immediate successor of Saint Peter in the see of Rome, as Saint Irenæus, Eusebius, Saint Epiphanius, Saint Optatus, Saint Austin, and others assure us. …More
Butler'sLivesoftheDay Saint Linus was the immediate successor of Saint Peter in the see of Rome, as Saint Irenæus, Eusebius, Saint Epiphanius, Saint Optatus, Saint Austin, and others assure us. Tertullian says that Saint Clement was appointed by Saint Peter to be his successor; but either he declined that dignity till Saint Linus and Saint Cletus had preceded him in it, or he was at first only vicar of Saint Peter, to govern under him the Gentile converts, whilst that apostle presided over the whole church, yet so as to be chiefly taken up in instructing the Jewish converts, and in preaching abroad. Saint Linus, succeeding Saint Peter after his martyrdom, sat twelve years, and is named among the martyrs in the canon of the Roman mass, which is certainly older in this part than the sacramentary of Gelasius, and of the greatest authority in this point. It is not indeed impossible that he might be called a martyr on account of his sufferings for the faith, without dying by the sword. …More
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