Pictorial Lives of the Saints – Saint Delphinus, Bishop

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Little is known of Saint Delphinus before his elevation to the Episcopate. He assisted at the Council of Saragossa, in 330, in which the Priscillianists were condemned, and also at the Council of Bordeaux, which condemned the same schismatics. He baptized Saint Paulerius in 388, and the latter, in several letters, speaks of him as his father and his master. Saint Delphinus died on the 24th of December, 403.

Reflection – We may often think the austerities of the Saints are beyond our strength; let us, then, imitate the guard they kept over their tongue. This is within the reach of all.

MLA Citation

  • John Dawson Gilmary Shea. “Saint Delphinus, Bishop, and Saints Thrasilla and Emiliana, Virgins”. Pictorial Lives of the Saints, 1922. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 December 2018. Web. 7 May 2021. <>