Polycarp, bishop and martyr - February 23rd
St Polycarp (d. 155, Smyrna) (Relics: Rome, Italy)
First Class Relics
Sant’Ambrogio della Massima
Via San Ambrogio 3
*This church is located west of Piazza Venezia near the Fontana delle Tartarughe. It is set behind some buildings and is not easy to notice from the street. It is not open often.
*The relics of St Polycarp are set in a marble memorial stone under the main altar.
*Tradition also holds that this church rests on land that was formerly the location of a house owned by St Ambrose’s father and occupied by his older sister.