Abundius and Irenaeus moved

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Abundius and Irenaeus
Born258
DiedRome
Feast26 August

Abundius and Irenaeus (died 258) were Roman martyrs. Their feast in the Roman Martyrology is celebrated on August 26. Abundius also has separate commemorations in Augsburg and Orvieto.

Life[edit]

Abundius was a devout Christian of Rome, and Irenaeus was a sewer-keeper. Together, they buried the body of Saint Concordia. After being reported to the prefect, they were thrown into the sewer and suffocated.

Their story is a part of the cycle of stories of Lawrence and Hippolytus, and is generally considered untrustworthy.

Veneration[edit]

A basilica was erected in their honor near San Lorenzo fuori le Mura. Their bodies are buried in the cemetery of Saint Cyriaca.

References[edit]

  • Holweck, F. G., A Biographical Dictionary of the Saints. St. Louis, MO: B. Herder Book Co. 1924.