St. Eugene I

St. Eugene I Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 06/02


Memorial

    * 2 June

Profile

    Son of Rufinianus. Priest as a young man. Known as a gentle and pious man, very generous to the poor. Vicar for Pope Saint Martin I during his exile. Elected 75th pope in 654. He opposed the heretical Monothelite Byzantine emperor; in return, the emperor threatened to roast the pope alive. Consecrated 21 bishops during his papacy.

Born

    * at Rome, Italy

Papal Ascension

    * elected 10 August 654
    * ascended in 655

Died

    * June 657 of natural causes
    * buried in Saint Peter’s Basilica, Rome, Italy

Canonized

    * Pre-Congregation
 



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