All that is known of his early life is that he was considered pious as a youth, and cared nothing for material things as an adult. Pope. Immediately involved in the turmoil resulting from the heretical writings of Origen. Convened a synod to condemn the works. Fought against the heresy of Donatism. Friend of Saint Augustine of Hippo, Saint Jerome, and Saint Paulinus of Nola.
- 402 of natural causes
- “Pope Saint Anastasius I“. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 October 2016. Web. 25 February 2017. <>