October 26, 2024
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 26 of October, repeating indefinitely
St. Evaristus became Pope in 112 and governed the church for 9 years. The institution of cardinal priest is by some ascribed to him, because he first divided Rome into several parishes, according to the Pontifical, assigning a priest to each: he also appointed seven deacons to attend the bishop. He was honored with the title of martyr and buried at the Vatican.
[Feria – our saint is in today’s martyrology but not on the universal calendar]