Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Donatus, Bishop of Fiesoli, in Tuscany, Confessor

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He was a pious and learned Scot, or Irishman, who, going a pilgrim to Rome, was stopped in Tuscany, and by compulsion made bishop of Fiesoli, in 816, which see he governed with admirable sanctity and wisdom. See his life compiled by Francis Callanius, bishop of Fiesoli; also the Roman Martyrology on this day; and Colgan.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Donatus, Bishop of Fiesoli, in Tuscany, Confessor”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 October 2016. Web. 17 December 2018. <>