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Paulinus

(353—431)


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(353/5–431),

Bp. of Nola. He was governor of Campania before he married. He underwent a conversion and was baptized (before 390). After the death of their only son, he and his wife took vows of continence and began distributing their property. Paulinus was ordained at Barcelona in 393 or 394. The next year he and his wife left Spain to lead a monastic life near the tomb of St Felix at Nola in Campania, where Paulinus was made bishop some time between 403 and 413. With Prudentius he ranks as the two foremost Christian Latin poets of the patristic period. Feast day, 22 June.

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