Book of Saints – Felix I

detail of a bas-relief portrait medallion of Pope Felix I, date and artist unknown; Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome, ItalyArticle

(Saint) Pope, Martyr (May 30) (3rd century) A Roman by birth. He succeeded Saint Dionysius, A.D. 269, in the Chair of Saint Peter. He wrote to Maximus of Alexandria condemning the heresy of Paul of Samosata. A fragment of this letter has been preserved. He is further said to have decreed that Mass be always celebrated over relics of Martyrs. Saint Felix received the crown of martyrdom, A.D. 274, under Aurelian, and was buried on the Aurelian Way. Some historians date his Pontificate from A.D. 273 only to A.D. 275.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Felix I”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 August 2018. Web. 28 September 2021. <>