Lives of Illustrious Men – Victor the bishop

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Victor, bishop of Cartenna in Mauritania, wrote one long book against the Arians, which he sent to king Genseric by his followers, as I learned from the preface to the work, and a work On the repentance of the publican, in which he drew up a rule of life for the penitent, according to the authority of Scriptures. He also wrote a consolatory work to one Basilius, On the death of a son, filled with resurrection hope and good counsel. He also composed many Homilies, which have been arranged as continuous works and are as I know, made use of by brethren anxious for their own salvation.

MLA Citation

  • Saint Jerome. “Victor 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. 7 November 2014. Web. 21 August 2017. <>