Saint Salonius of Geneva

Also known as

  • Salonio

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Profile

Son of Galla, who became a nun late in life, and of Saint Eucherius of Lyon; brother of Saint Veranus of Vence. Educated at Lérins Abbey where he became a monk. Bishop of Geneva, Switzerland in 439. Attended the Council of Orange in 441. Attended the Councils of Vaison in 442 and in 451. Supported the work of Pope Saint Leo the Great. Wrote Bible commentaries on the books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, and was so well known in theological and intellectual circles that other works of the time were dedicated to him.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Salonius of Geneva“. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 September 2016. Web. 8 December 2016. <>