St. Paternus, Bishop

St. Paternus was born at Poitiers about the year 482. His father ended his days in solitude in Ireland. St. Paternus emulated his example and embraced monastic life in the diocese of Poitiers.

Later, the Saint went to Wales, where he built a monastery called Llan-patern-vaur. After visiting his father in Ireland, he returned to his monastery at Poitiers, or rather Ansion, in that diocese; but soon after, with a monk of that house, he embraced a hermit’s life in the forest of Seicy. Here he converted a number of idolaters to the Faith and extended his apostolic labors as far as Bayeux, with several priest as his fellow laborers.

At an advanced age St. Paternus was consecrated Bishop of Avranches by Germanus of Rouen. He governed his diocese thirteen years and died about the year 565.

PRAYER: God, You made St. Paternus an outstanding exemplar of Divine love and the Faith that conquers the world, and added him to the roll of saintly pastors. Grant by his intercession that we may persevere in Faith and love and become sharers of his glory. Amen.
 
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Merciful Jesus, grant them eternal rest.
3Sister M. Melaine Mraz 2008
5Sister M. Valeria Martin 1951
6Sister M. Rita Galvacs 1984
7Sister M. Xaviera Kraynak 2005
12Sister M. Aloysius Baumgartber 1940
16Sister M. Alphonsa Arvay 1969
17Sister M. Nicolette Dzsaja 1991
19Sister M. Balsamina Horvath 1978
23Sister M. Gonzaga Szabo 2010
24Sister M. Mathilde Kohalmi 2006
27Rev. Colman Kovats 1927

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