Monday, November 7, 2016

Feast Day for a Pope

Image of St. Pope Deusdedit


Feastday: November 8
Death: 618

Pope from 615-618, also called Adeodatus I. He was the son of a subdeacon, Stephen, born in Rome. Consecrated pope on October 19,615, he became known for his care of the poor. An earthquake hit Rome in August 618, and he worked tirelessly during the disaster. He was the first pope to use bullae on documents. It is possible that he was originally a Benedictine.

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