Book of Saints – Theodore – 20 May

15th century statue of Saint Theodore in Saint Theodore's church, Pavia, Italy, photographer unknownArticle

(Saint) Bishop (May 20) (8th century) A celebrated Bishop of Pavia in Lombardy, which See he held for forty-seven years, guiding and safeguarding his flock with wonderful assiduity and success. In the wars between the Frankish monarchs and the Lombard kings his prudence and zeal were more than once the means of saving Pavia from destruction. Nevertheless, the boldness with which he faced the great ones of the earth, at one phase of the struggle, entailed his banishment. He died A.D. 778. Some fragments of his Sermons are still extant.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Theodore”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 June 2017. Web. 22 January 2019. <>