Ferial–G (IV) – St. Evaristus, Pope, Martyr–R (Comm.)
Monday, October 26
Little is known about St. Evaristus. According to the Liber Pontificalis, he came from a family of Hellenistic Jewish origin living in Bethlehem. He was elected during the reign of the Roman Emperor Domitian, the time of the second general persecution, and succeeded St. Clement in the See of Rome.