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St. Stephen I - (254-257)

Saint Biography

A Roman by birth, Pope/St. Stephen was a priest when elected to the papacy in 254. He believed that baptism is a sacrament that need be administered only once, ... Read More

Catholic Encyclopedia

Although there is some doubt as to the dates connected with the pontificate of Stephen, it is generally believed that he was consecrated 12 May, 254, and that he died 2 August, 257. According to the most ancient catalogues, he was a Roman by birth, and the son of Jovius, and there is no reason to Read More

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Reading 1, Ephesians 6:10-20
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Psalm, Psalms 144:1, 2, 9-10
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Gospel, Luke 13:31-35
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