St. Hippolytus of Rome

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 08/13

Patron Of: Prison Guards, Prison Officers, Prison Workers, Bibbiena, Italy, Horses

Also known as
    Hippolytus of Porto

    13 August

    Third century Roman soldier assigned to guard Christian prisoners. Converted by them to the faith. Martyred for assisting at the burial of some his martyred charges.

    Due to a clerical error, Hippolytus was inadvertenly listed as two people, Hippolytus of Rome and Hippolytus of Porto, on some calendars. The second entry had the feast day of 22 August. This problem was corrected in the calendar revision of 1969.

    strapped to two wild horses who were then turned loose to drag him to death
    collected body fragments buried along the Via Tiburtina, Rome, Italy

Name Meaning
    loose horse

    Bibbiena, Italy
    prison guards
    prison officers
    prison workers

All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.


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