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.
Quote of the Day – October 17 “It is not that I want merely to be called a Christian but to actually BE ONE. Yes, If I prove to be one, then I can have the name!” ~~~~~ St Ignatius of Antioch ~~~~~ (Saint of the Day)
Keep away from the poisonous weeds which grow where Jesus Christ does not till the soil, for they are not the platings of the Father. Ignatius of Antioch
Oct. 17 ST. IGNATIUS OF ANTIOCH, BISHOP AND MARTYR Short bio and letter prior to his martyrdom. - St. Ignatius of Antioch was the successor to St. Peter as Bishop of Antioch. He suffered martyrdom in Rome during the persecution of Trajan.... ~ Catholics striving for Holiness