Book of Saints – Peter Chrysologus

detail of a painting of Saint Peter Chrysologus; School of Guercino, 17th century; Diocesan Museum of Pius IX, Imola, Italy; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(Saint) Bishop (December 4) Doctor of the Church. (5th century) An Archbishop of Ravenna, preferred to that See, the residence in Italy of the Exarch or Imperial representative, by Pope Xystus III. He took considerable part in the controversies of his time, and rendered important services to the Church. But he is chiefly famed for his assiduity and eloquence in preaching, whence the name given him, “Chrysologus (Golden Speech).” He died in the eleventh year of his Episcopate (A.D. 450).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Peter Chrysologus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 October 2016. Web. 29 July 2021. <>