Book of Saints – Celestine I

illustration of Pope Celestine I, 1899; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(Saint) Pope (April 6) (5th century) A Roman priest who succeeded Saint Boniface I in Saint Peter’s Chair (A.D. 422). His zeal was remarkable. He deposed a Bishop in Africa, sternly repressed abuses elsewhere, sent Saints Palladius and Patrick as missionaries to the Scots and Irish, and Saint Germanus against the Pelagian heretics in Britain, and developed the Roman Liturgy. Above all, he (A.D. 430) condemned the heresy of Nestorius, and by his Legates presided over the great Council of Ephesus (A.D. 431). He died in the following year, and was buried in the cemetery or catacomb of Saint Priscilla, whence his relics were afterwards removed to the church of Saint Praxedes.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Celestine I”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 October 2012. Web. 20 June 2021. <>