EUGENIUS I (Saint) Pope (June 2) (7th century) While Pope Saint Martin I was in banishment in the Chersonesus, whither he had been exiled by the Emperor Constans, Eugenius, a Roman by birth, acted as his Vicar in the West. And when it became known that Saint Martin had died from the ill-usage he had received (A.D. 654), Saint Eugenius was chosen to succeed him. Affable to all, his great characteristic was his care of the poor. He maintained that the revenues of the Church were their patrimony. He bravely and skilfully combated the subtle Monothelite heresy (that which denied to Christ a human will), and after a short Pontificate, passed away A.D. 657, and was buried in Saint Peter’s.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Eugenius I”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 January 2013. Web. 5 May 2015. <>