Book of Saints – Hilary the Pope

[Pope Saint Hilary]Article

(Hilarus, Hilarius) (Saint) (September 10) Pope (5th century) Born in Sardinia, he was promoted to high offices in Rome by Saint Leo the Great, who sent him as his Legate to Ephesus for the Abortive Council, since styled the “Latrocinium” (A.D. 449). On this occasion, Hilary strenuously upheld the Catholic Faith and bravely bore up against the persecution of which he was the object. In 461 or 462 he succeeded Saint Leo as Pope, renewed the anathemas pronounced against Nestorius, Eutyches and Dioscurus, laboured to promote Church discipline, built and repaired churches in Rome, and proved himself in every way worthy of his exalted position. He died A.D. 467, or perhaps A.D. 468.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Hilary the Pope”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 September 2013. Web. 21 February 2019. <>