Book of Saints – Victor – 28 July

medallion with a portrait of Pope Saint Victor I; date and artist unknown; Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome, Italy; photographed on 25 July 2011 by Lure; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(Saint) Pope, Martyr (July 28) (2nd century) An African by birth who succeeded Saint Eleutherius in Saint Peter’s Chair (A.D. 185). He ruled the Church for twelve years with great zeal and energy. He practically settled the disputes about the right date of Easter, which caused so much trouble in the Early Church; and various useful disciplinary reforms are attributed to him. He passed away A.D. 197.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Victor”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 July 2016. Web. 19 February 2019. <>