St Polycarp

Polycarp, bishop and martyr - February 23rd

St Polycarp (d. 155, Smyrna) (Relics: Rome, Italy)

First Class Relics

Sant’Ambrogio della Massima
(Saint Ambrose)
Via San Ambrogio 3
Rome, Italy
*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.