Pope and Confessor

The Pontificate of Saint Silvester is one of the most glorious in history. In his time, the Church came out of the catacombs to occupy the Imperial Palace in the Lateran, and the two Lateran and Saint Peter Basilicas were built, among others. In 325 the first Ecumenical Council met in Nicea, presided over by Osio, Bishop of Córdoba, legate of Saint Silvester; there he struck down anathema against Arius, who denied the divinity of Jesus Christ. Surio calls Saint Silvester “a holy man, angelic in appearance, with an elegant word, honest in his body, holy in his works, mature in his advice.”

V/. Saint Silvester.
R/. Pray for us.