Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Eusebius, Pope and Confessor

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He succeeded Saint Marcellus in the pontificate, and strenuously maintained the discipline of the church in the rigorous observance of the penitential canons, with regard to penitent sinners, especially those who had denied the faith in the persecution. Many, offended hereat, having at their head a turbulent man named Heraclius, gave him great disturbance on this account; but the true pastor stood his ground with invincible patience. He was banished into Sicily by the tyrant Maxentius, but was called thence by God in a short time to eternal rest, in 310. The Liberian Calendar informs us that he sat only four months and sixteen days. See Pope Damasus’s epitaph or poem on this holy confessor.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Eusebius, Pope and Confessor”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 August 2016. Web. 1 October 2020. <>