Bishop and Martyr

He was the second successor of Saint Peter in the Cathedra of Antioch. Due to his apostolic work he was taken prisoner to Rome, whose coliseum he ennobled with his blood. The character of Saint Ignatius is the irrepressible impetuosity of love for Christ, and the desire to be torn to pieces by beasts, to offer Jesus blood for blood and life for life.

V/. St. Ignatius of Antioch.
R/. Pray for us.