St. Silverio


 
Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 06/20


Patron Of: Ponza, Italy

Also known as
    Sylvere
    Silverius

Memorial
    20 June

Profile
    Son of Pope Hormisdas, who had entered religious life after raising a family. Elected pope at the insistence of King Theodaha the Ostrogoth. A humble man caught in the middle of a political ploy by Vigilius and the Empress Theodora to seize the pontificate. Kidnapped, convicted of a trumped-up charge of treason, and exiled to the island of Ponza, Italy.

Born
    480 at Frosinone (in modern Italy)

Papal Ascension
    8 June 536

Died
    martyred November 537 by starvation and other privations

Patronage
    Ponza, Italy



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