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  • Abundius and Irenaeus

    St Abundius and St Irenaeus (Died 258) were probably natives of Rome. During the reign of the Roman Emperor Valerian (253-260), Christians were relentlessly persecuted. Initially, clergy were told to give sacrifice to Roman Gods or face “banishment” (exile). The following year Valerian ordered the execution of all Christian leaders and instructed others to offer sacrifice…

  • Irenaeus

    St Irenaeus (130 – 202) was born into a Christian family at Smyrna in Turkey. His faith was influenced by the writings of John the Evangelist through his teachers. He was Bishop of Lugdunum (Lyon, France) at the time of his death. Although little is known about his life, his respected writings were formative to…