Book of Saints – Cerbonius

[Saint Cerbonius of Populonia]Article

(Saint) Bishop (October 10) (6th century) A Bishop of Populonia (Piom- bino) in Tuscany, eulogised by Saint Gregory the Great. He had come from Africa and been welcomed by the Bishop Florentius, whom he succeeded. For giving shelter to some Roman soldiers, Totila, the Barbarian chieftain, condemned him to be torn in pieces by a bear, which, however, miraculously restrained, only licked his feet. Driven by heretics from Piombino, he died in the Isle of Elba before the year 580.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Cerbonius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 October 2012. Web. 15 June 2021. <>