Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Anterus, Pope

detail of a portrait of Pope Saint Antherus by Pietro Perugino, 1483, Vatican Museums and Galleries, Vatican City, ItalyArticle

He succeeded Saint Pontianus in 235. He sat only one month and ten days, and is styled a martyr by Bede, Ado, and the present Roman Martyrology. In the martyrology called Saint Jerom’s, kept at Saint Cyriacus’s, it is said that he was buried on the Appian road, in the Paraphagene, where the cemetery of Calixtus was afterwards erected.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Anterus, Pope”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 May 2017. Web. 27 November 2020. <>