Book of Saints – Lucius the Pope

detail of a bas-relief portrait medallion of Pope Saint Lucius I, date and artist unknown; Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome, ItalyArticle

(Saint) Pope, Martyr (March 4) (3rd century) The twenty-second successor of Saint Peter, by birth a Roman or perhaps a Tuscan. In his short Pontificate (A.D. 252-254) he distinguished himself by his resistance to the Novatian rigorists. Saint Cyprian extols his virtue and his zeal for souls. He was banished for a time from Rome, and after his return was seized and put to death in the persecution under Valerian. He is commemorated annually in the Western Liturgies.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Lucius the Pope”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 August 2018. Web. 20 January 2019. <>