Book of Saints – Paulinus – 22 June

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Paulinus of Nola, cathedral of Linz, Austria; artist unknown, date unknown; photographed by Wolfgang Sauber on 14 March 2009; swiped off WikipediaArticle

(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.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Paulinus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 September 2016. Web. 4 December 2016. <>