St. Ignatius of Antioch, feast day oct 17, "I prefer death in Christ Jesus to power over the farthest limits of the earth. He who died in place of us is the one object of my quest. He who rose for our sakes is my one desire."

Ignatius of Antioch (Ancient Greek: Ἰγνάτιος Ἀντιοχείας, also known as Theophorus from Greek Θεοφόρος "God-bearer") Ignatius of Antioch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


The Apostolic Fathers is a term used to describe a group of Early Christian writings produced in the late century and the first half of the century. Saint Ignatius of Antioch

Check--writings of St. Ignatius (seems to be like epistles)

17 Ignatius of Antioch. English translations of all the letters on Early Christian Writings website. My church in Antioch, IL was named St. Ignatius of Antioch. I thought that was cool.

CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Ignatius of Antioch

Biography of the bishop and writer. Ignatius was martyred at Rome sometime between 98 and 117

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Saint Ignatius of Antioch and the Faith of the Early Christian Martyrs

Image of St. Ignatius of Antioch feast day October 17th pray for us.

Ignatius of Antioch - century convert, Bishop of Antioch and martyr for the faith. Is said to have been the first to use the phrase "The Catholic Church". Gave his life for his faith & wrote to encourage other Christians.

Response to James White/ apostolic succession

"I have no taste for corruptible food nor for the pleasures of this life. I desire the bread of God, which is the flesh of Jesus Christ, who was of the seed of David; and for drink I desire his blood, which is love incorruptible" -St. Ignatius of Antioch