Saint Irenaeus - Doctor of the Church, Bishop and Martyr (120-202).
Saint Irenaeus was born in the year 120 and his parents, who were Christians, placed him while still young under the care of the great Saint Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna. He listened to his instructions with an insatiable ardor, and so deeply did he engrave them in his heart that the impressions remained vivid even in his old age. In the year 177, Ireneus was chosen to be the second bishop of Lyons.
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