St. Damasus

St. Damasus

St. Damasus (305-384).  Of Spanish descent, he became a cleric in Rome and in 366, during exceptionally troubled times, he was ordained Bishop of Rome, calling together a number of synods against heretics and schismatics.  He promoted the veneration of martyrs whose tombs he embellished with sacred verses.

Picture: Lithography of Pope Saint Damasus I (Lisboa, 1840).

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