ELEAZAR (Saint) (September 27) (14th century) A nobleman of the Diocese of Avignon, Count of Ariano in the Kingdom of Naples, and married to Delphina, who like him is honoured as a Saint. lie was distinguished, in the trying and difficult circumstances of the turbulent age in which he lived, for his scrupulous observance of God’s Law, as well as for his practice of constant penance and prayer. To advance themselves yet more in the way of perfection, he and his wife became fervent Tertiaries of Saint Francis, tending the poor and especially the lepers. He was engaged at Paris as Ambassador from the King of Naples to the French monarch, when death overtook him (A.D. 1325) at the age of forty. Together with Saint Delphina he was buried at Apt in Provence. Urban Virgin canonised Saint Eleazar in 1369.