Book of Saints – Stephen – 2 August

illustration of Pope Saint Stephen I, date unknown, artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiArticle

(Saint) Pope, Martyr (August 2) (3rd century) A Roman, successor of Pope Saint Lucius (A.D. 253), who was much occupied during his troubled Pontificate with the ecclesiastical affairs of Gaul, Spain and Africa. It was with him that Saint Cyprian, the great African Father of the Church and Martyr, fell into a disagreement with regard to the re-baptising of heretics, though of course the Papal decision in the end prevailed. He died A.D. 257. Tradition alleges that he was beheaded while seated in his chair before the Altar in the Catacombs.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Stephen”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 August 2016. Web. 22 January 2019. <>