Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Saint Gaudentius of Brescia – Saint of the Day – 25 October

Saint Gaudentius of Brescia Biography

Saint Gaudentius of Brescia Profile. Born: Early 5th century in Italy, Europe. Worked in Italy. Died: 410 AD in Italy. Feast Day is celebrated on 25 October.

The Memorial of Saint Gaudentius of Brescia – Saint of the Day

Saint Gaudentius of Brescia Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth Early 5th century
Country of Birth Italy in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Bishops
Profession Missionary
Place of Work Italy
Date of Death 410 AD
Place of Death Italy
Feast Day 25 October
Beatification Beatified by N/A
Canonization Canonized by Pre-Congregation
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Saint Gaudentius of Brescia Biography

Saint Gaudentius of Brescia was also known as Gaudenty. He studied under Saint Philastrius, who Bishop of Brescia, Italy. He preached throughout Italy and in the East. Due to this, he was respected wherever he went for his oratory and leading the Christian life. When Philastrius died near the end of the 4th century, the people of Brescia chose Gaudentius as their bishop. He was consecrated by Saint Ambrose of Milan in 387. He wrote many pastoral letters, and ten of his sermons have come down to us. They show a desire to educate, and to present good examples for living.

In 405 he left his diocese to join a delegation sent by Pope Innocent I to defend Saint John Chrysostom from charges brought by a heretic. The group was forced by John‘s enemies to return to Italy. Their ship sank near Lampsacus, Greece, but the group finally safely reached home. Though the delegation did not achieve its mission, Saint John sent a letter of thanks to Saint Gaudentius.

St. Gaudentius of Brescia
St. Gaudentius of Brescia