Saint Irenaeus of Sirmium



Bishop of Sirmium, Pannonia (modern Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia). Arrested and tortured in the persecutions of Diocletian, he refused to sacrifice to pagan gods. Ordered drowned for his faith, he objected that as a Christian he should be allowed to bravely face his tormentors and executioners; with God on his side he should be treated as courageous and honourable. Martyred. His Acta has survived to today.


  • beheaded in 304 at Sirmium, Pannonia (modern Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia)
  • body thrown into the river


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Irenaeus of Sirmium“. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 April 2021. Web. 25 January 2022. <>