Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)/Pope St. Anastasius I

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Catholic Encyclopedia (1913), Volume 1
Pope St. Anastasius I

by Thomas Joseph Campbell


A pontiff who is remembered chiefly for his condemnation of Origenism. A Roman by birth, he became pope in 399, and died within a little less than four years. Among his friends were Augustine, and Jerome, and Paulinus, Jerome speaks of him as a man or great holiness who was rich in his poverty. It was during the time of the barbarian invasions.

Acta SS., III, September; BUTLER, Lives of the Saints. 27 September.

T.J. CAMPBELL