Book of Saints – Xystus II

detail from 'Saint Sixtus Ordains Saint Lawrence', by Fra Angelico, c.1448, Cappella Niccolina, Palazzi Pontifici, VaticanArticle

(Sixtus) (Saint) Pope, Martyr (August 6) (3rd century) The successor of Pope Saint Stephen. He was put to death with his deacons, Felicissimus and Agapetus (A.D. 258), leaving a third deacon, Saint Laurence, to lay down his life for Christ three days later. Other Christians, too, suffered with Saint Xystus, among them a Saint Vincent.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Xystus II”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 August 2016. Web. 23 February 2019. <>