St. Paulinus of Nola, Bishop

Born in 353 at Bordeaux, Gaul, of a senatorial family, St. Paulinus was educated under the poet Ausonius, and became governor of the province of Campania. He married a Spanish Christian lady named Therasia and for fifteen years displayed his talents in honorable employment in Gaul, Italy, and Spain. His conversation with St. Ambrose at Milan, St. Martin whom he met at Vienne, and St. Delphinus, Bishop of Bordeaux, resulted in his being baptized by the latter in 390.

After the death of his only child the Saint and his wife took a vow of chastity, gave away their considerable wealth, and retired to Spain to embrace the religious life. Because of his widespread reputation for holiness, he was made Bishop of Nola in 409.

His sanctity brought St. Paulinus in contact with the most eminent Saint of his time, such as Augustine and the ones already mentioned above. He had an intense devotion to the Saints and respect for their relics. His poetic works, many of them in honor of St. Felix, place him beside Prudentuis as the foremost Christian Latin poet of the patristic age. He died in 431.

PRAYER: God, You willed that St. Paulinus, Your Bishop, should shine forth with pastoral solicitude and compassion for the poor. Help us who celebrate his merits to imitate the example of his charity. Amen.

We Remember
September
Merciful Jesus, grant them eternal rest.
4Sister M. Rose Timko 1973
9Sister M. Bernadette Hircsu 1953
10Sister M. Frederick Mikuska 1953
10Sister M. Admirabilis Lang 2012
14Sister M. Maurine Taraba 1979
16Sister M. Cecilia Toth 1982
16Sister M. Innocence Opalko 1999
19Sister M. Philomena Jakab 1992
24Sister M. Hirlanda Farnade 1977
26Sister M. Consolata Toth 1995
27Sister Dorthy Ruth Varga 2018
28Sister M. Dominic Gabriel 1957
30Sister M. Eugenia Takacs 2001


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Holy Hour - Adoration:
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