New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Hippolytus

detail of the central panel of the triptych of Saint Hippolyte by Dieric Bouts and Hugo van der Goes, c.1470, featuring his martyrdom; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

Martyr, died Rome, Italy, c.252. He was the jailer of Saint Lawrence who converted him. Racked and scourged, he was finally tied to the tail of a horse and dragged to death. His nurse, Concordia, and 19 members of his household suffered martyrdom with him. The catacomb of Saint Hippolytus, in which he is buried, is near the grave of Saint Lawrence, not far from the city. Feast, Roman Calendar, 13 August.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Hippolytus”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 August 2016. Web. 16 June 2021. <>