St Victorinus of Pettau – Feast Day – November 2 2023

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St Victorinus was the Bishop of Pettau or Poetovio (in modern-day Ptuj, Slovenia).

He was born Greek in the 3rd century AD.

He died as a martyr in 304 AD in Ptuj, Slovenia during the persecution of Christians by Roman Emperor Diocletian.

We celebrate his feast day on November 2 every year in the Catholic Church.

St Victorinus of Pettau Biography
Date of Birth 3rd Century AD
Profession Bishop
Date of Death 304 AD
Place of Death Ptuj, Slovenia
Feast Day November 2
Canonization Pre-Congregation
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St Victorinus of Pettau Biography

Saint Victorinus of Pettau wrote a number of well-known and scholarly commentaries on the Old and New Testament but only scraps of the writings about Genesis and Revelations have survived.

His works were greatly admired by Saint Jerome and are believed to be the first writings in Latin by a Christian on the Old Testament.

He became a noted preacher and later the Bishop of Pettau, Upper Pannonia, Austria. He fought several of the heresies of the day and lastly martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian.

St. Victorinus of Pettau
St. Victorinus of Pettau

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