Character Calendar – 2 January – Saint Fulgentius, Bishop

detail of a 17th century portrait of Saint Fulgentius of Ruspe, artist unknownArticle

Persecuted by Arian heretics and scourged until his body was one blood wound, this saint refused to revenge himself saying: “A Christian must not seek revenge in this world.” God took care of His own. Saint Fulgentius was restored to his bishopric and ruled in peace to the end of his days.

O thou Priest and Bishop, thou worker of mighty works, thou good shepherd over God’s people, pray for us unto the Lord. – First Vespers: Antiphon

Write my words in thy heart, and think diligently on them; for they will be very necessary for thee in the time of temptation. – Imitation: Book III

Ideal: In spite of the efforts made by this persecutors, you notice they could injure neither his body nor his genial disposition.

Today: You are probably in the habit of making five or more resolutions which you will scarce remember next week. Make one, and let that be a resolve to spend the first fifteen minutes of each session, morning and afternoon, as nearly perfect in observance of duty as possible. If you are too weak to keep up for the remaining twenty-five minutes of the period what you began so courageously in the first fifteen, you are excusable, but weakness, as you know, is contemptible; that kind of weakness is.

Slogan: But the just man is brave as the lion.

MLA Citation

  • Sister Mary Fidelis and Sister Mary Charitas, S.S.N.D. “Saint Fulgentius, Bishop”. Character Calendar, 1931. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 February 2021. Web. 26 February 2021. <>