Bishop of Trier and an enemy of the Arian heresy. Originally from Gascony, he was educated in the cathedral school and became a follower of St. Maximinus whom he accompanied to Trier. He succeeded Maximinus as bishop of Trier in 349. A friend and supporter of St. Athanasius, he first met the saint when the bishop of Alexandria was exiled by the Arians to Trier. Paulinus passionately defended Athanasius at the Synod of Arles in 353. Two years later, because of his unflinching opposition to Arianism, Paulinus himself was exiled by Emperor Constantius II to Phrygia, where he died.
Clare was a beautiful Italian noblewoman who became the Foundress of an order of nuns now called "Poor Clares." When she heard St. Francis of Assisi preach, her heart burned with a great desire to imitate Francis and to live a poor humble life for Jesus. So ... continue readingMore Female Saints
FRANCIS XAVIER, ST. (1506-1552). Born in the family castle of Xavier, near Pamplona in the Basque area of Spanish Navarre on Apr. 7, he was sent to the University of Paris 1525, secured his ... continue reading
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