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Feastday: August 11
Birth: 490
Death: 570

Abbot and founder, never ordained, mentioned by Pope St. Gregory the Great . A native of Abruzzi, Italy, he founded a monastery at Terni after converting and living as a hermit. When complaints were made concerning Equitius' standing, he was protected by the pope, who started an investigation by sending a priest named Julian to Equitius. The pope then sent word that he had had a vision concerning him. Equitius founded a number of monasteries in Valeria, an aera near Rome. 


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