St Ignatius of Antioch

In the Martyrology for today, 17th October, we read: "At Rome, the holy bishop and martyr Ignatius. He was the second successor to the apostle Peter in the see of Antioch. In the persecution of Trajan he was condemned to the wild beasts and sent in chains to Rome. There, by the emperor's order, he was subjected to most cruel tortures in the presence of the Senate and then thrown to the lions. Torn to pieces by their teeth, he became a victim for Christ." Stained glass detail from a window in St Paul's within-the-Walls, Rome.

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Fonte: Lawrence OP

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