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Saint of the Day: December 15th - Saint Eusebius

Butler'sLivesoftheSaints A.D. 371 Saint Eusebius was born of a noble family in the isle of Sardinia, where his father is said to have died in chains for the faith. His mother, whose name was …More
Butler'sLivesoftheSaints A.D. 371
Saint Eusebius was born of a noble family in the isle of Sardinia, where his father is said to have died in chains for the faith. His mother, whose name was Restituta, being left a widow, carried him and a daughter she had, both in their infancy, to Rome. 1 Eusebius was brought up in the practice of piety, and in the study of sacred learning, and ordained lector by Saint Sylvester. We know not by what accident he was called to Vercelli, a city now in Piedmont. He served that church among the clergy with such applause, that the episcopal chair becoming vacant, he was unanimously chosen by the clergy and people to fill it. He is the first bishop of Vercelli whose name we know. Saint Ambrose assures us, that he was the first who in the West united the monastic life with the clerical, living himself and making his clergy in the city live almost in the same manner as the monks in the East did in the deserts. They shut themselves up in one house with their …More
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