Lives of Illustrious Men – Caelestius, follower of Pelagius


Caelestius, before he joined Pelagius, while yet a very young man, wrote to his parents three epistles On monastic life, written as short books, and containing moral maxims suited to every one who is seeking God, containing no trace of the fault which afterwards appeared but wholly devoted to the encouragement of virtue.

MLA Citation

  • Saint Jerome. “Caelestius, follower of Pelagius”. Lives of Illustrious Men, with the Authors whom Gennadius Added after the Death of the Blessed Jerome, translated by Ernest Cushing Richardson. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 September 2012. Web. 20 January 2019. <>