Book of Saints – Asterius – 21 October

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(Saint) Martyr (October 21) (3rd century) Registered in several ancient Martyrologies on October 19, but in the more recent ones on October 21, he is described as a Roman priest ordained by Pope Saint Callistus, and who, for having secretly buried the body of that Martyr Pope, was cast into the Tiber at Ostia by order of the Emperor Alexander (A.D. 222). But the Christians recovered his body and interred it in the tomb of other Martyrs at Ostia. In the year 1159 their relics were more suitably enshrined in the Church of Saint Aurea, then just constructed in the partially rebuilt city.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Asterius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 August 2012. Web. 5 August 2021. <>