The Memorial of Saint Peter Chrysologus, Bishop and Doctor
Saint Peter Chrysologus, Bishop and Doctor Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersBishops who became Saints
Saint Peter Chrysologus, Bishop and Doctor brief life History
|Date of Birth||380 AD|
|Country of Birth||Italy in Europe|
|Profession||Bishop and Doctor|
|Place of Work||Imola, Italy|
|Date of Death||31 July 450|
|Place of Death||Imola, Italy|
|Feast Day||July 30|
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Saint Peter Chrysologus, Bishop and Doctor Short life History
St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop and Doctor of the Church was Born at Imola, Italy in 406.
St. Peter was baptized, educated, and ordained a deacon by Cornelius, Bishop of Imola. He merited being called “Chrysologus” (golden-worded) from his exceptional oratorical eloquence.
In 433, Pope Sixtus III consecrated him bishop of Ravenna. He practiced many corporal and spiritual works of mercy, and ruled his flock with utmost diligence and care. He extirpated the last vestiges of paganism and other abuses that had sprouted among his people, cautioning them especially against indecent dancing.
“Anyone who wishes to frolic with the devil,” he remarked, “cannot rejoice with Christ.” He also counseled the heretic Eutyches (who had asked for his support) to avoid causing division but to learn from the other heretics who were crushed when they hurled themselves against the Rock of Peter.
He died at Imola, Italy in 450 and in 1729 was made a Doctor of the Church, largely as a result of his simple, practical, and clear sermons which have come down to us, nearly all dealing with Gospel subjects.
Today’s Catholic Quote:
“Anyone who wishes to frolic with the devil,” he remarked, “cannot rejoice with Christ.”