SAINT PETER CHRYSOLOGUS

BISHOP AND DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH

(406-450)

FEAST DAY JULY 30TH

He was from Imola,  a city in what today is North Central Italy.  He was educated in Imola.  He was known as a great preacher.  In 433, Pope St. Sixtus III (reigned 432-440), appointed him as the bishop of Ravenna, Italy.  He is called Chrysologus, which means "Golden-worded" because of his great preaching ability.  He died at Imola on July 31, 450.  He was made a Doctor of the Church by Pope Benedict XIII in 1729.

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