St. Irenaeus of Sirmium


 
Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 03/24


Memorial
    24 March

Profile
    Bishop of Pannonia (modern Hungary) with his see city in Sirmium. Arrested and tortured in the persecution 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.

Died
    beheaded 304 at Sirmium (modern Mitrovica); body thrown into the river

Canonized
    Pre-Congregation



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