Feast of the day

Feast Of The Day

10/26/2019 12:00:00 AM

Pope and Martyr
(† 112)

        St. Evaristus succeeded St. Anacletus in the see of Rome, in the reign of Trajan, governed the Church nine years, and died in 112. The institution of cardinal priests is by some ascribed to him, because he first divided Rome into several titles or parishes, assigning a priest to each; he also appointed seven deacons to attend the bishop.

        He conferred holy orders thrice in the month of December, when that ceremony was most usually performed, for holy orders were always conferred in seasons appointed for fasting and prayer.

        St. Evaristus was buried near St. Peter's tomb on the Vatican.