Lives of Illustrious Men – Paulinus the bishop

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Paulinus, bishop of Nola in Campania, composed many brief works in verse, also a consolatory work to Celsus On the death of a christian and baptized child, a sort of epitaph, well fortified with christian hope, also many Letters to Severus, and A panegric in prose written before he became bishop, On victory over tyrants which was addressed to Theadosius and maintained that victory lay rather in faith and prayer, than in arms. He wrote also a Sacramentary and Hymnal. He also addressed many letters to his sister, On contempt of the world, and published treatises of different sorts, on various occasions. The most notable of all his minor works are the works On repentance, and A general panegyric of all the martyrs. He lived in the reign of Honorius and Valentinianus, and was distinguished, not only for erudition and holiness of life, but also for his ability to cast out demons.

MLA Citation

  • Saint Jerome. “Paulinus the bishop”. Lives of Illustrious Men, with the Authors whom Gennadius Added after the Death of the Blessed Jerome, translated by Ernest Cushing Richardson. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 November 2014. Web. 17 August 2017. <>