Ignatius and Peter of Antioch

Posted October 18, 2017 12:37 am by John Paul Meenan, Editor

We celebrate today the feast of Saint Ignatius of Antioch (35-107 A.D.), one of the earliest Fathers of the Church, bishop of the same city as Saint Peter, the third in succession after the first Pope, before Peter himself, inspired by God, moved on to Rome, baptizing, if you will, that centre of pagan worship by his brief pontificate and his martyrdom, as our Lord predicted years before on the shore of Galilee, making Rome until the end of time, the ‘eternal city’.
As you can glean from the dates above, Ignatius was in the twilight of his years when he

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