Saint of the day

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Date 28 June

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. Irenaeus, Bishop of Lion and Martyr

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Saint Irenaeus was the first great theologian of the Church. His name, which means “peaceful” in Greek, matched the pattern of his life. He is noted for his defence of the Gospel against the various heresies of his day. As Bishop of Lyons, he was always a “good shepherd.” He died in the year 202.  

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St Paul I, Pope

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In the middle of the eighth century, St Paul I became the first, and thus far only, man to succeed his brother in the See of Peter. During the era of the Lombards, Pope St Paul I saved many relics of Christian saints from plundering.