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Vigilius - (537-555)

Saint Biography

Bishop of Trent (German for Trento), Italy, and martyr. A member of the patricians (the Roman noble class), he was born at Trent. He studied at Athens, Greece, and then returned to his native city, where he was appointed ... Read More

Catholic Encyclopedia

Reigned 537-55, date of birth unknown; died at Syracuse, 7 June 555. He belonged to a distinguished Roman family ; his father Johannes is called consul in the Liber pontificalis (ed. Duchesne, I, 298), having received that title from the emperor. Reparatus, a brother of Vigilius, was a senator (Procopius, De bello gothico , I, 26). Read More


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Reading 1, Jeremiah 26:11-16, 24
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