Damasus I (Pope)

Pope St Damasus (305 Approx. – 384) was born in Egitania, Portugal, then part of the Roman Empire. His father was a Priest at the Church of St Lawrence in Rome.

Sketch of Pope St Damasus I

Pope St Damasus was appointed Pope in 366 and remained in the role until his death eighteen years later. He actively upheld Catholic Church teachings and presided as Pope during the time when Christianity was legalised and adopted as the official Roman State religion.

Pope St Damasus appointed St Jerome as his Secretary, encouraging and supporting him to translate the Bible into Latin. He held a strong devotion to the Roman martyr St Lawrence.

Pope St Damasus’ Feast Day is the 11th December.


Pope St Damasus I:

Pray that we will lead our family, friends and community to a life of prayer and celebration of Jesus’ teachings.

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