Monday, October 14, 2013

St. Callixtus, Pope and Martyr

As you might have guessed today is the feast day of St. Callixtus.
Me wonders where he got the tiara from
My missal reads the following about him:

“ St. Callixtus I, successor of St. Zephyrinus, instituted the Ember-Day fasts, and provided for the honourable interment of the martyrs. He himself suffered martyrdom under Alexander Severus.  A.D. 223

I for one confess that I have not partaken in “ember-days” as of yet, but I do plan on starting to take these things a lot more seriously considering the crisis that abounds in Holy Mother Church today.

Rorate had a great article on Ember days and you can find it here.


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