Saint Sylvester of Rome

Sylvester was born in Rome, the son of Christian parents, Rufinus and Justa, who entrusted their son’s education in the faith to the priest Charitius (or Timothy, according to some sources). The student was witness to his teacher’s martyrdom. Sylvester was ordained to the priesthood by Pope Marcellinus and steadfastly performed his sacramental and pastoral […]