(Saint) Bishop (June 22) (5th century) Born at Bordeaux in France, Paulinus grew up to become one of the most cultured men of his time. He was the friend of Saint Ambrose, Saint Martin and other eminent contemporaries. He had for his master the poet Ausonius. Bent on entering the Ecclesiastical state, he retired to live the life of a Solitary at Nola near Naples, but was soon compelled to accept the Bishopric of that town. In the irruption of the Goths, Nola was taken and the Saint held prisoner by the Barbarians. Twenty years later (A.D. 431) he passed from this life, to the great grief of his flock, and in universal repute as a Saint. His poems are still extant.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Paulinus”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 September 2016. Web. 25 March 2017. <>