St. Hippolytus of Rome

APOSTOLIC TRADITION 

detail of the central panel of the triptych of Saint Hippolyte by Dieric Bouts and Hugo van der Goes, c.1470, featuring his martyrdom; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Hippolytus of Porto
  • Ippolito….

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Third century imperial Roman soldier assigned to guardChristian prisonersConverted by them to the faithMartyred for assisting at the burial of some his martyredcharges.

Due to a clerical error, Hippolytus was inadvertently 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.

Died

Canonized

Patronage

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