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St. Ignatius of Antioch
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Religious Figure
    (circa 50-circa 110)
    Also known as Ignatius Theophorus
    Third Bishop of Antioch
    Catholic feast day is February 1st
    Arrested by the Roman Empire for spreading Christianity
    Killed by lions in the Roman arena
    He had a literal death wish.
    He was obsessed with the idea of being eaten by animals.
    He wrote: ‘Suffer me to become food for the wild beasts . . . am ground by the teeth of wild beasts, that I may be found the pure bread of God. Entice the wild beasts, that they may become my tomb, and may leave nothing of my body.’
    He sassed back to the Roman Emperor Trajan.
    When the Emperor sentenced him to be eaten by lions, he fell down on his knees and thanked God.
    Legend has it Christ gave him a hug when he was a little boy, but that’s probably not true.
    He was a terrible writer.
    He had a hard-on for run-on sentences.
    He stood up for what he believed in.
    He was sentenced to death for speaking his mind.
    His body (or what was left of it) was eventually interred in a Christian church dedicated to his memory.
    He was made Bishop of Antioch by St. Peter himself.
    He was a student of St. John.
    His name was used for the main character of ‘A Confederacy of Dunces.’
    He died a happy man – hideously torn to pieces by animals, just like he always wanted.

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro

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