Priest. Bishop of Brescia, Italy. Bishop during a time of Arian disturbances, he strongly opposed and wrote against the heresy, working with Saint Ambrose of Milan and Saint Augustine of Hippo. Participated in the Synod of Aquileia of 381. Known for his charity to the poor of his flock.
- c.387 of natural causes
- relics venerated in the crypt of Saint Apollonio in the cathedral of Brescia, Italy
- “Saint Philastrius of Brescia“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 July 2016. Web. 23 February 2017. <>