(Saint) Pope. (May 14) (9th century) A Roman by birth, Abbot of a monastery there, and elected Pope A.D. 817. He was distinguished in the Dark Age in which he lived for holiness of life and great learning. Zealous and eloquent, he did much to combat simony and to reform Church discipline, while bravely resisting the Oriental heresy of the Image-breakers. His recovery and enshrining of the bodies of Saint Cecilia and other Martyrs has earned him the gratitude of posterity. He passed away A.D. 824.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Paschal I”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 August 2016. Web. 18 January 2017. <>