Catholic Saints

Saint Soter

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  • History, Life, Biography, Facts and Information about Saint Soter
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  • Date of Birth and Death
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  • Description / Title of the Saint : Pope and Martyr

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  • Memorial Day / Feast Day of Saint Soter: April 22
  • Description / Title of the Saint : Pope and Martyr
  • Date of Death: Saint Soter died 177

The Story and History of Saint Soter
The story and history of Saint Soter. Soter was raised to the papacy upon the death of St. Anicetus, in 173. By the sweetness of his discourses he comforted all persons with the tenderness of a father, and assisted the indigent with liberal alms, especially those who suffered for the faith.

He liberally extended his charities, according to the custom of his predecessors, to remote churches, particularly to that of Corinth, to which he addressed an excellent letter, as St. Dionysius of Corinth testifies in his letter of thanks, who adds that his letter was found worthy to be read for their edification on Sundays at their assemblies to celebrate the divine mysteries, together with the letter of St. Clement, pope. St. Soter vigorously opposed the heresy of Montanus, and governed the Church to the year 177.

Feast Day of Saint Soter
The Feast Day of Saint Soter is April 22. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day. The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.

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