St Florentius of Algeria – Feast Day – May 2

Today is Friday, February 3, 2023

St Florentius of Algeria was a bishop born in the 5th-century in Algeria, Africa, and died in 485 AD on Corsica island in the Mediterranean Sea, region of France. We celebrate his Feast Day on May 2 every year in the Catholic Church.

St Florentius of Algeria Biography
 
Date of Birth 5th-century
Place of Birth Algeria in Africa
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Bishops
Profession Bishop
Place of Work North Africa
Date of Death 485 AD
Place of Death Corsica island in the Mediterranean Sea
Feast Day May 2
Canonization Pre-Congregation

St Florentius of Algeria Life History

St Fiorenzo of Algeria was the fifth-century bishop in North Africa and the leader of a Council called to express clear defense of the Catholic faith during a period of pagan suppression. St Fiorenzo was exiled to the Mediterranean island of Corsica in 484 in the purges and persecutions of the Arian King Hunneric. Martyr. He was beheaded in 485 on Corsica and his remains brought to Italy by Bishop Titian of Treviso 743 AD to prevent their destruction by Saracen invaders.

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