Saint of the day

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Date 23 February

The Saint of the Day presents a daily calendar of Saints remembered by the Church and featured in the Vatican calendar. The pages feature the stories of the great witnesses of Christian life through the centuries, lighting our way on our journey of faith. 

St. Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna and Martyr

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St Polycarp, martyred on February 23rd of the year 155 at the age of 86, is one of the Christian authors who lived between the 1st and 2nd centuries and who had close ties with the Apostles. He was a disciple of the Evangelist St John and Bishop of Smyrna.  

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B. Giuseppina Vannini, Virgin