St Caesarius

(c. 470—542)

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Abp. of Arles from 502. He had been a monk at Lérins. He took an important part in the ecclesiastical administration of S. Gaul and was largely instrumental in securing the condemnation of Semipelagianism at the Council of Orange in 529. A number of his sermons, along with two monastic Rules, have survived. The Statuta Ecclesiae Antiqua has sometimes been attributed to him, almost certainly mistakenly. Feast day, 27 Aug.

Subjects: Christianity.

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