New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Paulinus of Nola

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Paulinus of Nola, cathedral of Linz, Austria; artist unknown, date unknown; photographed by Wolfgang Sauber on 14 March 2009; swiped off WikipediaArticle

Confessor; Bishop of Nola, Italy. Born Bordeaux, France, 354; died Nola, 431. Educated under the poet Ausonius, he became governor of the Province of Campania; married a Spanish Christian lady named Therasia and was converted to Christianity. After the death of his only child he and his wife retired to Spain, 390, to embrace the religious life; ordained, 395; made Bishop of Nola, 409; his poems and letters are valuable contributions to the literature of his day. Buried at Nola. Feast, Roman Calendar, 22 June.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Paulinus of Nola”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 August 2018. Web. 2 March 2021. <>